Same here....I've been making all my spinnerbaits with the L255 which is a 2x longer shank. Since I have been doing that I don't use a trailer much unless I am really getting tons of short hitters. They are mostly little ones anyway.
The L255 sits right about (only slightly shorter) where a 253 plus a trailer would sit in the end of the skirt.
I always felt like I needed one on night baits for added insurance with fish trying to find a bait in the dark. What I discovered is that it was probably the last place I needed them. It seems like at night the fish really make a point to engulf the whole bait. Its during the day where they slap and nip at it. At night the trailer only became a problem with hooking a fish a second place usually not where I want to hook them, or getting me in the hand in the dark.
I use trailers for musky spinnerbaits with long skirts. There I use a mustad 3407.
I don't think a 253 will fit over a barb as a trailer.