It's going to be a great day! You're headed out, trailering your horse to meet with friends for a ride, or heading to a horse show to pursue that blue ribbon, or just trailered up and going to your favorite trail for a leisurely ride. Then you feel the pull and wobble of a flat tire, or you hear a squealing noise coming from the axle... Oh No!
If you trailer very often... You've had it happen... and when it does you know your day just took a turn for the worse.
Many times these challenging mishaps can be avoided with preventative Horse Trailer Maintenance.
Here's a quick list of good practices to Get you Where You're Going!
Before You Head Out
Check the Tire Pressure
Make sure the coupler is securely attached to the ball
Hookup the Breakaway Tether & Safety Chains
Plug in the Trailer Light AND TEST to be sure they are all in working order
Retract the Trailer Jack & fully secure it in place
Remove & store the Trailer Chocks
Do a walk around inspection - Stay focused and Really Look
When You Return
Clean/Wash the floors - excess moisture etc, can lead to mold and rust and rotting floors
Lubricate the Coupler - lubricating will help insure the mechanism functions properly
Store the trailer with the nose slightly higher than the back so any moisture will run out
Keep and Log of the miles you take on each trip - Trailers don't have odometers and over use before maintenance or tire replacements can have disastrous results
Check Tires for evidence of damage or aging
Check all Wheel Lugs are tight
Grease the Hitch Ball
Check wiring on your Electric Braking System
Apply the brakes and listen for the slight hum you hear that indicates the Braking System is working properly
Grease the Door Hinges
The technicians at Trailer Repair San Diego are trailer owners too! They strive to keep your Trailer in top condition. Give them a call to schedule service or repair to your trailer. 833-440-8773