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We specialise in the manufacturing, servicing, repairing & hiring of trailers. We also stock quality trailer parts & accessories.

Trailer Hire East London

we provide the best Trailer Hire East London


Car trailer hire east London

Riek’s trailers provide trailer hire for cars. Our car trailer hire includes 

various trailer types that we rent or hire. These include

  • Bed trailer hire
  • car and luggage trailer hire 
  • cattle trailer hire 

 Whether you’re looking to rent a trailer for a day or multiple days to travel long distances, East London has a trailer hire option to suit your needs. East London trailer hire prices vary depending on the location of the trailer hire depot and the size of trailer you’re after. Remember to always size up if you’re in between sizes.


We rent various commercial trailers from 1.9m to 4m trailers with rails for transportation of furniture, boxes etc. We also rent Luggage Trailer & Motorcycle trailers


Sizes of Trailers to Hire in East London

There is a wide range of trailers to choose from. Below we outline the most common types of trailers available to hire in East London.

Mini Load Trailer

These trailers are ideal for carrying small loads around East London. They measure 1.8m x 1.2m x 0.8m and have a GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) of 350kg.

1/2 Ton Trailer

These trailers are used for transporting smallish loads. They typically measure 2m x 1.2m and x 1.2m and carry a GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) of 500kg.

3/4 Ton Trailer

These trailers are used for small to medium size loads. It’s ideal for transporting a bed or a sofa. They usually come in a size 2.5m x 1.5m x 1.2m which carries a GVM of 500kg.

1 Ton Trailer

Trailer hire in this size is used for medium to large loads. It traditionally measures 3.5m x 1.8m x 1.2m and carries a GVM of 1,000kg, hence the name. A car with a larger engine is better suited to towing this type of trailer.

2 Ton Trailer

If you’re moving the contents of a flat or house this trailer is the ideal size. They measure around 4m x 1.8m x 1.2m and carry a GVM of 2,000kg. 

Quad Trailer

This trailer is used for transporting motorbikes and quad bikes. It typically measures 2.5m x 1.5m x 0.2m and has a GVM of 750kg.

Flatbed Trailers

This type of trailer makes transporting beds and mattresses an absolute breeze. Flatbed trailers typically come in three different sizes, namely, 3/4 Ton (3m x 2.2m), 1 Ton (3.5m x 2.2m), and 2 Ton (4m x 2.2m) and have a GVM of 750kg.

Car Trailers

Used for towing cars they come in both 1 and 2 ton varieties. The 1 ton trailer has a single axle and measures 4.5m x 2m x 0.2m. The 2 ton trailers have a double axle, measure 5m x 2m x 0.2m and usually come fitted with a winch. 

Livestock Trailer

Used for transporting livestock such as cattle or sheep these trailers typically measure 3m x 1.5m x 1.8m and come with a GVM of 2000kg. 

Tipper Trailer

These trailers are used for transporting heavy waste like rubble or garden refuse. They measure 3m x 1.5m x 0.2m and come with a GMV of 1,500kg.

Luggage Trailer

Used for small loads these trailers are fully enclosed. A very useful feature if travelling in wet conditions around East London. They are 6 foot long (1.8m) and have a GVM of 750kg. 

Closed 1/2 Ton Trailer

The same as the 1/2 Ton Open Trailer except this trailer is fully covered. It measures around 2m x 1.2m and x 1.2m and has a GVM of 500kg. 

Closed 3/4 Ton Trailer

The same as the 3/4 Ton Open Trailer except this trailer is fully covered. It measures around 2.4m x 1.5m x 1.4m and has a GVM of 750kg. Cars with a minimum engine size of 1.5l can tow this trailer.

Closed 1 Ton Trailer

The same as the 1 Ton Open Trailer except this trailer is covered. It measures 3m x 1.5m x 1.8m and has a GVM of 750kg.

Horse Box Trailer

Designed for transporting horses, this trailer measures 3.4m x 1.5m x 2m and has a GMV of 2,500kg. These trailers can usually transport two horses standing next to each other. 

What to Look for When Hiring a Trailer in East London

There are a number of key functional aspects of a trailer which must be in full working order before using it. Below are the 5 most important features to pay attention to.


Conduct a thorough inspection of the tyres. Look for cracks, cuts and plugged holes. Because trailers bear heavy loads, these types of imperfections can very quickly become a problem and pose a risk to your safety. 



Carefully inspect the frame of the trailer for cracks and any signs of repairs. This will indicate the structural integrity of the trailer and whether it is safe to drive.


Make sure all the lights are working. This is a very important check to do before leaving with the trailer. A trailer with broken lights is an accident waiting to happen. 


This is obviously a very important part of the trailer – it’s where all of your stuff will go. Be sure to inspect the floor of the trailer to look out for any signs of rust or any holes.


Make sure the trailer door is in proper working order. It should open and close with ease and you should be able to lock it with a latch or key. A trailer door that does not close or locks properly can be a huge hazard to cars behind you when on the road. So make sure everything is in order before leaving the trailer rental depot.


Trailer Repairs east London 

We provide the best Trailer repairs in East London


Rieks Trailers has a specialized trailer repair staff. We have a dedicated workshop for trailer repairs for east London residents. We repair and service all types of trailers and also provide you with quality advice. We repair trailer bearings, lights and electrical components. We weld trailer bodies and can also give your trailer a fresh coat of new paint. 


Because rieks trailer is one of the leading trailer rental companies in east London we also get first-hand insight into what wear and tear occur on trailer with use. This allows our trailer repair team some valuable knowledge on how to get trailer repairs done in the very best and most affordable manner. 


Trailer Spares east London 

We provide the best Trailer spares in East London


Riek’s trailers hire and rent trailers out in East London, we also manufacture trailers in east London, so you may ask what does this have to do with trailer spares? Well, everything. Because our company needs to regularly replace parts on their our own trailers that we create out we know which trailer spares in east London are of the highest quality and are the most affordable. When we manufacture a trailer we use the quality trailer spares that we keep in stock. We use nothing but the best. 


For this reason, we have become one of the leading stockists of a variety of quality and affordable trailer spares in east London.


About us

RIEK’S TRAILERS is an owner operated business where you will never be just a number

Riek & Francis Potgieter started their trailer business (RIEK’S TRAILER HIRE) in July 2019, shortly after the birth of their first child, with only one cattle trailer. In faith & as the demand grew, they registered RIEK’S TRAILERS (Pty) Ltd. on 14 April 2020, just as COVID hit SA, and added the Sales, Services, Repairs, Parts & Accessories departments to the business…

Services & Spares

More about our trailer hire, repairs, services, parts and manufacturing 


Our workshop team has a passion for building trailers, which is evident in the pride they have in their finished product, and with the 34 YEARS of experience we have now gained within our manufacturing rights


We have a variety of quality & regularly serviced trailers available to hire such as small box trailers, luggage trailers, multi-purpose single-axle/ double-axle trailers,


We do wheel bearing services, brake adjustments, cabling, lights, axle fitment, welding, spray painting, rim & tyre fitment & even total refurbs. Our workshop team thoroughly enjoys a challenge…


If it’s made for a trailer we are the right place for all your trailer-related parts. If we do not have it in stock we strive to have it ordered & delivered to us within 24-48 hours…


I received professional, friendly and speedy service from Rieks Trailers. From the first phone call to the return of the trailer was absolute pleasure. Magda, was kind and helpful. Trailer itself was in excellent condition. Keep up the great work.

– Zane Gunn

I highly recommend Riek and his team. My previous rust bucket of a horsebox looks brand new after they refurbished it for me. Additional to the exceptional workmanship, the customer care and complete transparency of their work was a breath of fresh air. This is a local business worth supporting!

– Nadia Lucouw

My boat trailer required new springs & an axle after much saltwater exposure. Additionally the trailer required further attention to the galvanized support bars – these were very neatly refurbished with new carpet fitted. Highly impressed with the quality of work, price and friendly service. Thank you

– Foden Saunders

I received sound advice when exploring trailer options, the design was customised to my needs, I was kept informed during the build process, and the final product met all my expectations. Great service at a competitive price.

– Nigel Waters

This company was a pleasure to deal with. The staff were courteous and helpful, and the trailer was available on the day and at the time requested. Should I require a trailer again I will have no hesitation hiring from them again.

– Elise Boyd

Excellent service, the gentleman and the lady I was communicating with are so friendly. I would definitely use Riek’s Trailers in the future.

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