Towing Solutions Top Trailer Tips!


  • If the trailer will be standing for a length of time never leave the handbrake on – chock the wheels.
  • Rocking/revolving the wheels a couple of inches will help prevent the trailer from seizing up
  • Don’t over grease the bearings as over greasing can push the rubber seal out or it could burst out.
  • Use a good quality grease
  • Check the expiry dates on your tyres as they have a life span of up to 7 years
  • Be careful when driving over potholes as you can get bent axles
  • Check your tyres aren’t worn
  • Mud guards can be damaged from hitting the kerb

Horsebox/Cattle Trailer

  • Check the floor
  • Lift the rubber mats, if the floor is wooden check for rotting, if the floor is aluminium check for cracks
  • Take the rubber mat out when washing the inside
  • Check the running gear/ brakes
  • Check the side panels for rotting at the bottom
  • Ensure the ramp doors haven’t worn
  • Investigate wearing on the rear side of the trailer

Boat Trailers

  • If taking the boat to the water let the trailer cool for ½ hour before emerging it into the water.
  • After a trailer being submerged in the sea it is advised to flush the brakes/running with fresh water, this will prevent the trailer from rusting
  • An option is to fit a flushing kit to the brakes if it’s a boat trailer
  • If the trailer will be standing for a length of time, it’s advised to raise the trailer so that the ttyres are off the ground. Use wooden blocks – not concrete or bricks as these can shatter/crumble

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