Friess Welding & Summit Trailer Sales

Friess Welding & Summit Trailer Sales We do welding & frame repair, small and large welding repair along with hitches, tow bars and trailer axles. We are here for all your trailer towing needs.
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We stock trailer parts such as wiring harnesses. lights, hitches, ball, bearing, straps and more. Summit Trailer Sales is constantly striving to be the leader in providing trailer towing products and giving the best price for the products they sell.

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If your trailer has electric brakes, you are required to have a Break Away Kit on your trailer. Trailer Break Away Kits ...
06/04/2021

If your trailer has electric brakes, you are required to have a Break Away Kit on your trailer. Trailer Break Away Kits are required in most States. Fines for not having a Break Away Kit can be quite high. Break away kits are set up so when the lanyard is pulled it will supply electricity to your magnets with a supplied 12 volt, 5 amp battery. If you don’t have a 12 volt charge line to this battery than you will need to recharge this battery every 2 to 3 month with a 1.25 amp storage charger. If you don’t have one on your trailer it would only take about 20 minutes to a 1/2 hour to install.

If your trailer has electric brakes, you are required to have a Break Away Kit on your trailer. Trailer Break Away Kits are required in most States. Fines for not having a Break Away Kit can be quite high. Break away kits are set up so when the lanyard is pulled it will supply electricity to your magnets with a supplied 12 volt, 5 amp battery. If you don’t have a 12 volt charge line to this battery than you will need to recharge this battery every 2 to 3 month with a 1.25 amp storage charger. If you don’t have one on your trailer it would only take about 20 minutes to a 1/2 hour to install.

If you notice tire tread wear on your trailer the first thing to look at is your axle. All trailer axles that are rated ...
06/02/2021

If you notice tire tread wear on your trailer the first thing to look at is your axle. All trailer axles that are rated from 1,000 pounds per axle up to 8,000 per axle should have what is called positive road bow when there is no weight on the trailer. All of these axles should show an upward bow when unloaded and a slight upward bow to straight across when loaded. If the axle shows a negative road bow or bows in the middle when loaded the axle is either overloaded or bent. Also something to look at is how your tire is situated. Trailers with no load on them, the top of the tire should have a slight outward tilt. With a load the tire should be straight up and down.

If you notice tire tread wear on your trailer the first thing to look at is your axle. All trailer axles that are rated from 1,000 pounds per axle up to 8,000 per axle should have what is called positive road bow when there is no weight on the trailer. All of these axles should show an upward bow when unloaded and a slight upward bow to straight across when loaded. If the axle shows a negative road bow or bows in the middle when loaded the axle is either overloaded or bent. Also something to look at is how your tire is situated. Trailers with no load on them, the top of the tire should have a slight outward tilt. With a load the tire should be straight up and down.

When purchasing an enclosed used trailer there are a couple of things you need to bring. A jack to jack the trailer up a...
05/31/2021

When purchasing an enclosed used trailer there are a couple of things you need to bring. A jack to jack the trailer up and a good ear. Jack the trailer up on each side until you get the wheels off the ground on one side. Spin the wheel and listen for bearing noise. If you here noise like metal grinding most likely the bearings are bad and need replaced. Also grab the top of the wheel and try to move it in and out. This is called bump. You should have very little bump. If there is a lot of bump you could have bad bearings or the axle nut may not be tight enough. If you look at a trailer during the day climb inside, close the door and look for light coming through the roof. If its after dark take a flash light and shine it inside the trailer and look for light coming through to the outside.

When purchasing an enclosed used trailer there are a couple of things you need to bring. A jack to jack the trailer up and a good ear. Jack the trailer up on each side until you get the wheels off the ground on one side. Spin the wheel and listen for bearing noise. If you here noise like metal grinding most likely the bearings are bad and need replaced. Also grab the top of the wheel and try to move it in and out. This is called bump. You should have very little bump. If there is a lot of bump you could have bad bearings or the axle nut may not be tight enough. If you look at a trailer during the day climb inside, close the door and look for light coming through the roof. If its after dark take a flash light and shine it inside the trailer and look for light coming through to the outside.

05/31/2021
05/28/2021

A 5th wheel trailer offers a lot of advantages for towing, but there are a few issues, problems, and shortcomings. A lot of drivers think that they just have to live with these, but that's where the automated trailer hitch comes in; it was specifically made to handle these problems.

05/26/2021

Did you know that gooseneck trailer hitches are appropriate for everything from cars and small trucks to large pickups capable of towing boats, campers, and RVs?

05/24/2021

Because of how the automated safety hitch functions, tire wear for both the towing vehicle and the trailer is balanced. In addition, if you have a dually, the braking system provides greater safety in the event of a blowout.

05/21/2021

Most trailer hitch receivers bolt on to a vehicle using existing holes so that drilling the frame is not necessary. The solid, all-welded construction makes the fit secure and allows a towing capacity of anywhere from 1,000 to 17,000 pounds.

05/19/2021

The automated safety hitch improves control during backing up and positioning. Because of the extra wheels and weight distribution, the ease and control of backing closely imitates that of backing up a bumper pull trailer.

05/17/2021

Both fifth wheel hitches and gooseneck hitches are attached to the bed of your pickup truck, but there’s a key difference between them. Fifth wheel hitches attach to the trailer using a king pin, while gooseneck hitches use a hitch ball to anchor the trailer.

05/14/2021

If you’re thinking about taking your RV on a family vacation, a gooseneck trailer hitch is a must, as you’ll need all the living space you can get.

05/12/2021

A trailer ball mount is what determines the ball shank diameter and length. Ball mounts are available with short (2" or less), medium (2" to 3"), or long (greater than 3") lengths. Just remember two things: first, the drawback thickness will determine the shank length you need; and second, at least one thread needs to be visible under the lock washer and nut once the ball is tightened in place.

05/10/2021

A great feature of gooseneck trailer hitches is the tighter turning capacity they offer. This is due to the pivot point for the trailer hookup being in the bed of the truck rather than on the bumper.

05/09/2021
Automated trailer hitches make it much easier to steer your trailer, especially at low speeds. The wheels on trailer hit...
05/07/2021

Automated trailer hitches make it much easier to steer your trailer, especially at low speeds. The wheels on trailer hitches are linked to your truck, and can be steerable under 35 mph, which makes it easy to guide the trailer through tighter turns.

Automated trailer hitches make it much easier to steer your trailer, especially at low speeds. The wheels on trailer hitches are linked to your truck, and can be steerable under 35 mph, which makes it easy to guide the trailer through tighter turns.

When your new to backing up a trailer, place your hands at the bottom of your steering wheel. This way you just move the...
05/05/2021

When your new to backing up a trailer, place your hands at the bottom of your steering wheel. This way you just move the wheel in the direction you want the trailer to go.

When your new to backing up a trailer, place your hands at the bottom of your steering wheel. This way you just move the wheel in the direction you want the trailer to go.

Tongue weight is the weight forced down on the hitch ball. Tongue weight can be changed by adjusting where the load is i...
05/03/2021

Tongue weight is the weight forced down on the hitch ball. Tongue weight can be changed by adjusting where the load is in the trailer in relation to the trailer axle. The maximum tongue weight is usually about 10-percent of the maximum gross trailer weight.

Tongue weight is the weight forced down on the hitch ball. Tongue weight can be changed by adjusting where the load is in the trailer in relation to the trailer axle. The maximum tongue weight is usually about 10-percent of the maximum gross trailer weight.

If your trailer has electric brakes, you are required to have a Break Away Kit on your trailer. Trailer Break Away Kits ...
04/30/2021

If your trailer has electric brakes, you are required to have a Break Away Kit on your trailer. Trailer Break Away Kits are required in most States. Fines for not having a Break Away Kit can be quite high. Break away kits are set up so when the lanyard is pulled it will supply electricity to your magnets with a supplied 12 volt, 5 amp battery. If you don’t have a 12 volt charge line to this battery than you will need to recharge this battery every 2 to 3 month with a 1.25 amp storage charger. If you don’t have one on your trailer it would only take about 20 minutes to a 1/2 hour to install.

If your trailer has electric brakes, you are required to have a Break Away Kit on your trailer. Trailer Break Away Kits are required in most States. Fines for not having a Break Away Kit can be quite high. Break away kits are set up so when the lanyard is pulled it will supply electricity to your magnets with a supplied 12 volt, 5 amp battery. If you don’t have a 12 volt charge line to this battery than you will need to recharge this battery every 2 to 3 month with a 1.25 amp storage charger. If you don’t have one on your trailer it would only take about 20 minutes to a 1/2 hour to install.

For safe towing over short and long distance towing, startup checks are an absolute must. Before hitting the road after ...
04/28/2021

For safe towing over short and long distance towing, startup checks are an absolute must. Before hitting the road after any stop, inspect the hitch and trailer connections, and make sure wiring connections and lights are functioning.

For safe towing over short and long distance towing, startup checks are an absolute must. Before hitting the road after any stop, inspect the hitch and trailer connections, and make sure wiring connections and lights are functioning.

If you or your employees are not experienced with driving a truck with a trailer attached, it’s a good idea to take time...
04/26/2021

If you or your employees are not experienced with driving a truck with a trailer attached, it’s a good idea to take time to practice before beginning a long haul. When backing up, place one hand on your vehicle’s steering wheel at the six o’ clock position.

If you or your employees are not experienced with driving a truck with a trailer attached, it’s a good idea to take time to practice before beginning a long haul. When backing up, place one hand on your vehicle’s steering wheel at the six o’ clock position.

During the 19th century, fifth wheel hitches were hand forged by blacksmiths who formed them into horseshoe or semi-circ...
04/23/2021

During the 19th century, fifth wheel hitches were hand forged by blacksmiths who formed them into horseshoe or semi-circular shapes. One of the earliest patents was issued in 1850 to Edward and Charles Everett for a fifth wheel designed for a horse-drawn wagon.

During the 19th century, fifth wheel hitches were hand forged by blacksmiths who formed them into horseshoe or semi-circular shapes. One of the earliest patents was issued in 1850 to Edward and Charles Everett for a fifth wheel designed for a horse-drawn wagon.

If you notice tire tread wear on your trailer the first thing to look at is your axle. All trailer axles that are rated ...
04/21/2021

If you notice tire tread wear on your trailer the first thing to look at is your axle. All trailer axles that are rated from 1,000 pounds per axle up to 8,000 per axle should have what is called positive road bow when there is no weight on the trailer. All of these axles should show an upward bow when unloaded and a slight upward bow to straight across when loaded. If the axle shows a negative road bow or bows in the middle when loaded the axle is either overloaded or bent. Also something to look at is how your tire is situated. Trailers with no load on them, the top of the tire should have a slight outward tilt. With a load the tire should be straight up and down.

If you notice tire tread wear on your trailer the first thing to look at is your axle. All trailer axles that are rated from 1,000 pounds per axle up to 8,000 per axle should have what is called positive road bow when there is no weight on the trailer. All of these axles should show an upward bow when unloaded and a slight upward bow to straight across when loaded. If the axle shows a negative road bow or bows in the middle when loaded the axle is either overloaded or bent. Also something to look at is how your tire is situated. Trailers with no load on them, the top of the tire should have a slight outward tilt. With a load the tire should be straight up and down.

When purchasing an enclosed used trailer there are a couple of things you need to bring. A jack to jack the trailer up a...
04/19/2021

When purchasing an enclosed used trailer there are a couple of things you need to bring. A jack to jack the trailer up and a good ear. Jack the trailer up on each side until you get the wheels off the ground on one side. Spin the wheel and listen for bearing noise. If you here noise like metal grinding most likely the bearings are bad and need replaced. Also grab the top of the wheel and try to move it in and out. This is called bump. You should have very little bump. If there is a lot of bump you could have bad bearings or the axle nut may not be tight enough. If you look at a trailer during the day climb inside, close the door and look for light coming through the roof. If its after dark take a flash light and shine it inside the trailer and look for light coming through to the outside.

When purchasing an enclosed used trailer there are a couple of things you need to bring. A jack to jack the trailer up and a good ear. Jack the trailer up on each side until you get the wheels off the ground on one side. Spin the wheel and listen for bearing noise. If you here noise like metal grinding most likely the bearings are bad and need replaced. Also grab the top of the wheel and try to move it in and out. This is called bump. You should have very little bump. If there is a lot of bump you could have bad bearings or the axle nut may not be tight enough. If you look at a trailer during the day climb inside, close the door and look for light coming through the roof. If its after dark take a flash light and shine it inside the trailer and look for light coming through to the outside.

Fifth wheel trailer hitches are recommended for pickup trucks that have a long bed; this is because they must be install...
04/16/2021

Fifth wheel trailer hitches are recommended for pickup trucks that have a long bed; this is because they must be installed in front of a truck's rear axle. However, short bed trucks can also use a 5th wheel, so long as it’s a sidewinder or slider type fifth wheel hitch, enabling sharp turns without cab damage

Fifth wheel trailer hitches are recommended for pickup trucks that have a long bed; this is because they must be installed in front of a truck's rear axle. However, short bed trucks can also use a 5th wheel, so long as it’s a sidewinder or slider type fifth wheel hitch, enabling sharp turns without cab damage

One of the benefits of above bed gooseneck hitches is that they utilize the same set of rails as a fifth wheel hitch. Th...
04/14/2021

One of the benefits of above bed gooseneck hitches is that they utilize the same set of rails as a fifth wheel hitch. This makes it easy to switch between these two different style of hitches. The post says we can help in 2020 but we can also help in 2021. Give us a call @ 330-644-0462 or visit us @ 3342 S Main St, Akron, OH 44319

One of the benefits of above bed gooseneck hitches is that they utilize the same set of rails as a fifth wheel hitch. This makes it easy to switch between these two different style of hitches. The post says we can help in 2020 but we can also help in 2021. Give us a call @ 330-644-0462 or visit us @ 3342 S Main St, Akron, OH 44319

A hitch ball mount consists of a square steel tube complete with a thick mounting plate to hold a hitch ball. These ball...
04/12/2021

A hitch ball mount consists of a square steel tube complete with a thick mounting plate to hold a hitch ball. These ball mounts are designed to be easily changed, which enables you to quickly use a variety of hitch balls.

A hitch ball mount consists of a square steel tube complete with a thick mounting plate to hold a hitch ball. These ball mounts are designed to be easily changed, which enables you to quickly use a variety of hitch balls.

Bike racks are a must buy for the people who love to ride bikes. Make sure you get the proper rack for your hitch. Almos...
04/09/2021

Bike racks are a must buy for the people who love to ride bikes. Make sure you get the proper rack for your hitch. Almost all bike racks are made for either a class 2 or class 3 hitch. Putting a bike rack in the wrong hitch will void the warranty on the hitch. The post says we can help in 2020 but we can also help in 2021. Give us a call @ 330-644-0462 or visit us @ 3342 S Main St, Akron, OH 44319

Bike racks are a must buy for the people who love to ride bikes. Make sure you get the proper rack for your hitch. Almost all bike racks are made for either a class 2 or class 3 hitch. Putting a bike rack in the wrong hitch will void the warranty on the hitch. The post says we can help in 2020 but we can also help in 2021. Give us a call @ 330-644-0462 or visit us @ 3342 S Main St, Akron, OH 44319

Check your trailer tire pressure regularly. Depending on your load in your trailer the closer you should run to the max ...
04/07/2021

Check your trailer tire pressure regularly. Depending on your load in your trailer the closer you should run to the max tire pressure. On lighter loads you can run about 5 to 8 pounds light for a smoother ride. Tires should not be more than 10 pounds light when carrying a load. Under inflated tires create more friction on the road and could cause a blow out.

Check your trailer tire pressure regularly. Depending on your load in your trailer the closer you should run to the max tire pressure. On lighter loads you can run about 5 to 8 pounds light for a smoother ride. Tires should not be more than 10 pounds light when carrying a load. Under inflated tires create more friction on the road and could cause a blow out.

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3342 South Main Street
Akron, OH
44319

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

+13306440462

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I highly recommend these company! Linda, Rick and Chris were friendly and knowledgeable the modifications make to my tow vehicle were perfectly and meticulously installed (thank you Chris). Thank you.
This business is the best !!! I had my car here in the 70's & just recently they helped a friend with her trailer !!! There is a reason you are still in business all these years !! Thank you for your help !! 😁
Congratulations for marking 50 years of service to the Akron area!