On February 2nd Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter giving all of us plenty of time to get our trailers ready for Spring. Proper maintenance and repair are essential for your trailers overall safety and longevity. Montrose Trailers is here every step of the way! Here are some tips to keep your trailer operating smoothly:
• Coupling—ensure that you coupling is clean, and in good condition, with no slack. In addition, make sure that your latch is locked down and that your cotter pin is in workable condition.
• Tires—always check to make sure that that your tires, wheels, and wheel bearing are in optimal condition. Inspect your tires for damage and make sure that your air pressure is correct. Wheel bearings should be corrosion free, and side walls should be uncracked. Lastly, please be sure to rotate your tires regularly.
• Brakes—inspect your brakes after every trip and have them repaired when necessary.
• Suspension—no matter what type of suspension your trailer has, it is crucial to always check that your suspension is free of any sort of debris, such as, dirt, salt, and road dirt. Additionally, inspect all metal bolts and pins of your suspension to make sure that they are corrosion free and are in good working condition.
Following these tips will ensure that your Montrose Trailer lasts for the long haul