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
- 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
- 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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