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New Trailer Repair And Hitch Installation Business Opens In Spring Lake, Michigan
Finding a local business to repair your trailer or install a towing hitch will no longer mean driving up to an hour away from the Lakeshore.
By: West Michigan Towable Solutions
From 5th wheel hitch and brake control installations to custom welds and trailer repairs of any kind, WMTS can install or replace any towing system imaginable. "We carry brands you know and trust like Curt, Reese, Drawtite, Roadmaster, Blue Ox and B&W. Whether you need a unique repair or a simple but hard to find bulb for your trailer lights, there's no need to drive far looking for a part. We can also custom order your parts with a short wait on delivery," says WMTS owner, Dan LaClair.
West Michigan Towable Solutions officially opened this February and LaClair credits a mentor with the idea and skills he learned while working under him for several years. "West Michigan Towable Solutions is really only possible because of one man, Nick Lukas," LaClair shares with heartfelt gratitude. "I started working with Nick at his trailer repair and hitch business of 13 years when I lived in Florida. He taught me how to fix everything from simple hub repacks and lighting issues to changing brakes and an actuator on a tri-axle boat trailer. I realized after being there for sometime, I wanted to offer all of the same services right here in Spring Lake. So, I started West Michigan Towable Solutions when I moved back to the area this last year."
A Grand Haven native, Laclair is the sole owner and operator of West Michigan Towable Solutions. After spending several years running the hitch installation and repair business for Mr. Lukas in Florida, LaClair moved back to the area with his fiancé, Anna Darwin, to start his own venture on the Lakeshore. An avid outdoorsman and self-proclaimed "motor head", LaClair is known by friends and family as the "go-to" expert when it comes to anything mechanical. When he's not at his Spring Lake shop working, Dan enjoys hunting in the great State of Michigan, playing softball and is a regular golfer. He and his fiancé and their two rescue pups, Otto and Zeus, live in Grand Haven.
"Our community felt like the perfect place to open a business like this. Whether you're on the Lakeshore with a boat or heading to the campground with your RV every season, our customers are bound to run into a needed repair or new hitch installation at some point," shares LaClair. "That's why we're here - to help you get back on the lake or road as soon as possible."
Besides boat trailers and RV's, WMTS can also provide repairs and maintenance for light duty flat beds, horse trailers, box or dump trailers and tow-behind cargo trailers. For new installations, the business can install 5th wheel hitches, gooseneck baseplates, weight distribution hitches, wiring harnesses for trucks, vans, cars and SUVs, brake systems (including hydraulic) and tongue fold-aways. "We really are the Lakeshore's trailer and hitch headquarters and we look forward to serving the people in our community," says LaClair.
ABOUT WEST MICHIGAN TOWABLE SOLUTIONS (WMTS): Located at 441 Carmen Drive in Spring Lake, Michigan, WMTS is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Known in the area as "The Lakeshore's Trailer and Hitch Headquarters"
Visit their website at www.wmt.solutions or call (616) 296-9290 for more information.