Josh Dowden began customizing golf carts with his sons in their Arlington garage for fun. He ended up becoming one of the area’s premier retailers of golf carts – just one of the “and More” aspects of his family-owned business, Dowden Trailers and More.
Trailers may get top billing, but golf carts and lawn equipment round out the roster with iconic and innovative brands like Yamaha, Exmark, Husqvarna, and PJ Trailers signaling to customers quality is a priority for Dowden Trailers and More.
An Arlington resident by way of Southern California and the United States Navy, Dowden brings military integrity to his role as businessman: genuine pride in products he stands behind and a sense of duty to deliver exemplary customer service and build lasting relationships in his adopted community.
The Navy brought the Dowden family to Millington in 2012; in 2016, after 26 years, Josh retired. Owning a home with his dream garage enabled him to spend time with his boys tricking out used golf carts, and his knack for customizing these personal transportation vehicles eventually drove him out of the garage and into business.
In 2016, the Dowdens purchased Yamaha of Millington, a motorcycle and off-road gear dealer. Renaming it Dowden Powersports, Josh carried on with Can-Am recreational products and added trailers, commercial landscaping equipment and, of course, golf carts to the inventory. Dropping “powersports” from the name reflected this shift in product and service offerings and their shingle today reads Dowden Trailers and More.
Research – and experience – pointed Josh toward the PJ Trailer brand. Having use for an over-the-road trailer but unable to find one within 150 miles convinced him of the need to fill that void in the Memphis market, and PJ Trailers’ stellar reputation among commercial-grade trailers sealed the deal.
Trailers are their driving force, but with only one other local business carrying a major line of golf carts, Dowden is providing more options to Memphis-area customers. Yamaha, considered by many to manufacture the top gas-powered golf carts, has a history and pedigree that all but ensure success.
Rounding out the stock you’ll find at Dowden Trailers and More is the Exmark line of commercial-grade landscaping machinery. Considered by many to be the Cadillac of mowers, the fact that many professionals use Exmark equipment speaks highly for the brand. And this drives home Josh’s business philosophy: “Treat customers the way we wish to be treated.” Everything he sells is something he would actually buy, and what he would want to invest in is top-end, high-quality equipment at a fair price.
Dowden isn’t simply out to make a sale. They intend to cultivate relationships with their customers, providing expert service after the sale. But it all starts with a trip to the showroom, where an experienced, knowledgeable staff will expertly steer you to the appropriate equipment for the project, job or activity at hand. Let Josh and the folks at Dowden Trailers and More help you GET ROLLIN’!
5704 Commander Drive • Arlington, TN 38002
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM Monday–Friday