When you purchase a trailer, you expect it to last for many years. To get the most out of your travel trailer, you’ll have to make sure you’re properly maintaining it throughout the year.
Before and after your trips, make sure you’re paying attention to these key tasks:
Wash and Wax Your Trailer
When you return from a trip, it’s always best to wash your trailer before putting it back into your storage area. That way, it will be nice and clean before you take off for your next adventure. Remember to always research the best products to use on your trailer’s make and model!
Check the Tires and Tire Pressure
To ensure safety on the road, always check your trailers tire pressure and lug nuts. When you’re checking the vehicle’s wheel lug nuts, you’re going to want to make sure that they haven’t loosened up. If you skip this step before heading out on the road you may risk losing a tire.
At this point, you’re also going to want to check your tire pressure. If your tires are over inflated, it may cause them to explode, and damage your trailer. On the other hand, if your tires are underinflated, it can create control problems and generating more resistance on the road, which will affect your gas mileage.
Keep Your RV’s Awning Maintained
If your trailer has an awning, make sure you’re cleaning it out, so you don’t get mildew or other mold buildup. Also, by inspecting it you can catch and repair and tears or other damage early before they start to grow larger.
Make Sure Your Electrical Connection from Your Trailer to Your Car is Working
The connection between your trailer and your towing vehicle is very important to ensure safety on your trip. The electrical connection will transmit your electrical signal from your towing vehicle to your trailer. This helps turn on your trailer’s brake lights when you hit the brake pedal in your vehicle.
Purchasing a Safe and Reliable Trailer
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