Essential Tricks for Safe Winter Hauling – Part 2

trailer Vancouver WAIn our current blog post series, your trailer experts at Trailer Boss are discussing some important tips to help you haul safely this winter.  With the extreme weather changes, it is important to take extra precautions to help keep you and others on the road safe.

One of the most important things you can do to haul safely this winter is to practice safe trailering techniques.

Regardless of weather, it is very important to load your trailer in Seattle WA with heavier cargo in the front and the lighter items in the back. 60 percent of the weight should be placed in the fronts and 40% in the back to make sure that you have proper weight distribution. As always, make sure to properly secure your load to prevent shifting during travel.

The next thing you can do to stay safe on the road is to plan your route. This way you won’t spend time getting lost, turning around, or distracted by your GPS.

It is also a great idea to take the road most traveled. Back roads that are more likely to be left unplowed and may even have black ice. The main highways are often cleared early and kept that way. You can also check to see if there is a website with a live stream video of highways to check road conditions. It is also a great idea to make sure that the roads are cleared before you begin driving avoid hazards that could slow your trip down.

Proper loading and doing a little extra planning can help you make sure that you are ready to head out into the cold this winter!  If you have any questions about winter hauling, or need your trailer in Seattle WA inspected before hitting the road, do not hesitate to contact your experts at Trailer Boss! Your safety is our number one goal!


Essential Tricks for Safe Winter Hauling – Part 1

Staying safe during winter towing can take a little extra planning, preparation, and common sense, but it is definitely worth it in the long run.

As the weather gets cooler and the snow begins to fall, these extra steps can make sure that you and your passengers make it from point A to point B in one piece.

Over our next few blog posts, we want to discuss the precautions you should take in order to haul your trailer in Seattle WA safely throughout the winter!

The very first thing you should check before heading out to haul a trailer this winter is to check your towing vehicle.

To do this, make sure that your towing vehicle is in good driving condition. It is always a good idea to have your vehicle inspected to ensure all regularly scheduled maintenance have been performed, and your vehicle is ready to take on the dropping temperatures.

Let your mechanic know your towing plans so they can take the time inspect the braking system to make sure that make sure your tires are in good condition, fill the tires to the proper level, and find any other issues that may prevent a safe journey. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have the proper wiring and lights for your new trailer so you are visible to other drivers on the road during both the day and night

The next most important thing to consider for winter hauling, is choosing the perfect trailer for the job.

If you will be traveling through the rain or snow with a trailer filled with cargo, it is important to decide if that cargo should be protected from the elements. You may need to consider a cargo trailer to ensure your load makes it to your destination without being damaged. If you’re using an open-top utility trailer, you can use tarps, straps, and ropes to protect your items.

Starting with the right equipment can make all the difference in safe winter hauling.  Trailer Boss can help you load your trailer in Seattle WA all of the bells and whistles and make sure it is ready to hit the road!  Contact us today or stop into one of our awesome locations.

6 Captivating Steps for Winterizing Your Teardrop Trailer – Part 2     

teardrop trailer Rochester WAWhether you use your trailer all year round, or set it aside for summer vacationing, all Teardrop trailer owners should know how to prepare their trailer for a long winter.

Taking the time to properly winterize your trailer will make sure that it remains in good condition year round.  That way, once the snow melts and vacation season is once again upon us you can simply load up and take off. 

In our last post, we discussed the importance of draining the water properly on your tear drop trailer in Rochester WA to ensure your pipes don’t freeze up once the temperature drops.  Today we will discuss adding antifreeze to your pipes and also how to flush them out once spring hits.

Here are the steps for adding antifreeze to your pipes:

  1. Find a non-toxic antifreeze that is made specifically for RVs.
  2. Add around two gallons of antifreeze to the system through all the drains on the tr
  3. If using antifreeze is not an option, it’s possible to use compressed air instead to blow the pipes dry for the season.

Once you add the antifreeze, your pipes are winterized and ready to make it through the winter.

The antifreeze or the compressed air treatment has kept your RV’s plumbing safe during the harsh weather of winter, but ow that spring is here it’s time to do a spring time flush.

Here are the steps for flushing out the antifreeze once spring comes back around:

  • You can simply drain the antifreeze and begin cleaning the system for a new season.
  • To clear the antifreeze fill the tank with fresh water and turn on the water pump to flush out the entire system.
  • It’s important to sanitize the system both before and after winterizing, particularly if you drink the water in the tank for your Teardrop trailer.
  • A dose of bleach poured into the plumbing will help sanitize your system after the antifreeze has been drained.

Now that you know how to winterize your trailer, you can turn in for the winter and hibernate until Spring!  Contact Trailer Boss today if you are in the market for a brand new teardrop trailer in Rochester WA!




6 Captivating Steps for Winterizing Your Teardrop Trailer – Part 1

Over the past few weeks we have been talking about our love for using a teardrop trailer for winter camping.  As much as we love winter adventures, we do know that winter camping simply is not for everyone, and many of them need to be winterized once the weather turns.

To learn how to winterize your teardrop trailer in Olympia WA, here are some great steps for draining the water from your experts at Trailer Boss.

The first thing you need it do is drain the water tank, to do this:

  1. First prop up the front of the trailer to get a gravity assist
  2. Open all the faucets
  3. Open the hot water pressure valve
  4. Locate the petcock on the water tank beneath your trailer and unscrew the cap so the water drains out completely
  5. Once your water is completely drained, remove and replace the heater’s anode rod with an appropriately-sized plug
  6. Unscrew the cap from the grey water tank and let it drain

In our next blog post we will talk a little more about winterizing your teardrop trailer in Olympia WA to help you prepare for a long winter!

If you have any questions about specific winterizing techniques, feel free to contact your expert Trailer Boss technicians! Our main goal is to keep your trailer functioning safely for as long as possible!

4 Compelling Reasons Why Teardrop Trailers Are Perfect For Winter Camping

teardrop trailer Seattle WATeardrop trailers have a special place in our hearts here at Trailer Boss. Not only are they small and lightweight, they are and affordable way to have awesome adventures year after year.

Did you know that almost any vehicle can tow a teardrop trailer? They are so lightweight that they really wont drag down your gas mileage either!

Now you might be thinking that camping season is over for the year now that the snow has started to fall, but have you ever considered winter camping?  A teardrop trailer in Seattle WA might be the perfect way to keep your outdoor adventures going once the weather has turned!

If we have your attention now, here are 4 reasons why teardrop trailers are great for winter camping:

  • Since it is so small, you can get your teardrop trailer into just about any spot, making for much cooler sights to be seen
  • Since it is so lightweight, if you get stuck you can easily push or pull yourself out
  • It is much easier to keep that little space warm than heating a large RV
  • The best part of using a tear drop trailer for winter camping is that it beats sleeping in a tent on the cold ground

So while it is still important to pay attention to the forecast and make sure that you aren’t venturing into dangerous weather, camping in your teardrop trailer is still possible once the snow begins to fall!

Trailer Boss does recommend that you do let others know where you are headed before you go, just in case you get snowed in!

If you have any questions about preparing your teardrop trailer in Seattle WA for winter camping, contact our experts today!

5 Vital Steps to Setting Up Your Trailer Chains

If you are a seasoned hauler, you likely already know how important trailer chains are! They ensure that your tow vehicle and your trailer in Spokane WA function as one unit for your entire towing trip.  This way, you can control the trailer from the comfort of your cab.

You might be wondering if putting on chains is a simple or difficult task, and luckily for you, it’s pretty self explanatory!  Once you have done it correctly once, you will probably never forget how to do it.

Today at Trailer Boss we want to share a step-by-step guide to help you set yours up if you have never done it before:

  • First, look for the small holes or slots on both the hitch on the tow vehicle and the trailer
  • One S-hook should be hooked onto the trailer hitch and then hooked to the opposite on the trailer itself
  • Do the same with your other chain
  • Make sure you hook your chain to opposite sides because crossing the chains is what makes a receiver catch the trailer should it ever become dismounted
  • Never hook the chains in a parallel manner, because the receiver will fall through the gap should the trailer become detached

There you have it!  It’s really that simple.

Now that you know how to find and install your safety chains on your trailer in Spokane WA, you are ready to hit the road this winter!

We are always here to answer any of your trailer related questions, so contact us today!


Everything You Need to Know About Trailer Chains-Part 2


Since the cold weather seems to be sticking around, we are devoting this week to helping educate our readers about the importance of trailer safety chains.

If you are new to hauling a trailer in Marysville WA, you may not be aware that the majority of trailers have a safety chain designed specifically for your trailer. If your trailer chain somehow becomes lost, damaged, or you if the trailer you are purchasing doesn’t have one already, finding one before you hit the road is a crucial step.

If you don’t know which safety chain you need to buy, check your user manual for your trailer to find the specifics on what type of chain is recommended for safe travel.  In some cases, this information may be tricky to find, but don’t stop there! You can either call the manufacturer or contact your nearest Trailer Boss location to find the chain that is best suited to your trailer in Marysville WA.

The most important part of a safety chain is that it needs to be able to handle the full weight of the trailer in case it pops off so be sure your chain is strong enough.  Once you do this, you can hit the road with some peace of mind.




Everything You Need to Know About Trailer Chains-Part 1

trailer chains for trailer in Olympia WAWinter towing season is upon us and even though accidents with trailers are fairly uncommon, they do happen. Even more so in inclement weather.

At Trailer Boss, we want you to do everything in your power to ensure that accidents don’t happen when you are towing your trailer in Olympia WA. To do this, it is important to make sure that your trailer is on tight and the fail safes are set up to prevent the worst possible scenarios.

Safety chains are one of these fail safes and they have been a simple standby to help prevent accidents for a long time.

What are Trailer Safety Chains?

Safety chains are also knowns as hitch chains. They are designed to be a precautions that comes into action should your trailer ever become unhooked while on the road. Without them, your trailer could detach and go careening out of control, leading to damage or possible injury.

The concept of trailer safety chains are simple in nature. They are strong forged chains with S-hooks that hook up both to your trailer and the vehicle you choose to tow with. Their only job is to catch the trailer should it pop off of your mount and keep it attached until you are able to pull over.

In our next blog post, we will be discussing some of the different types of chains and how to use them on your trailer in Olympia WA.

If you have any questions about safety chains, contact Trailer Boss today!  We can lead you in the right direction to making the right choice for your particular trailer.

Key Steps to Protecting Your Trailer this Winter


trailer in Seattle WAWith the change in the seasons, you are likely getting your trailer ready for your next big haul, or storing it away until spring.  Either way, now is a great time to put on some gloves and get ready for some heaving scrubbing to get your dirty trailer in Seattle WA spic and span for whatever you have in store for it.

Our first suggestions for your trailer is to store it indoors.  Direct sunlight can degrade the awning fabric, ruin vinyl graphics, destroy rubber seals on your windows, cause havoc for your tires, fade your paint job and even cause leaks in your trailer’s roof.

Leaving your trailer out in the questionable weather of the Pacific Northwest can also lead to water damage (rusting or mold). If storing your trailer in a completely enclosed garage is not possible, then a great second options is to try to find another covered area where your trailer can be out of the elements.

At Trailer Boss we understand that for many of our customers, storing their trailer outdoors is the only option. If this is the case, try these suggestions:

  • Be sure to protect your investment by buying a high quality trailer cover to keep your trailer dry and out of the sun.
  • Check on your trailer regularly to make sure it is not developing early stages of rust or mold.
  • Wash down your trailer regularly as it can build up some major grime from sitting outside.
  • Always give your trailer a good inspection before hitting the road to make sure it has held up while being stored.
  • Unless it is an enclosed trailer, don’t keep expensive or important tools or equipment in the trailer. They can become damaged from the weather.

Properly storing your trailer in Seattle WA not only can keep your trailer looking great, but it can also increase the life of your trailer.

Please remember that we are always happy to answer any questions you might have about trailer storage!  Contact one of our three locations today or simply come on into one of our locations!


Essential Steps After Returning Home From a Long Haul

trailers Spokane WAUpon returning from a long trip on the road, you are probably wanting to put your boots up and call it a day. You worked hard to prepare for the trip and have been gone a while. However, before you start planning your next adventure, it is a good idea to properly clean-up and store your trailer in Spokane WA. This will help ensure that your next trip is just as big of a success as your last one!

Today, Trailer Boss wants to share with you a few tips for those returning home from a trailer hauling trip:

Unload and secure your equipment and tools.

This includes animals, equipment and supplies. If you are leaving any items, they should be safely stored.

Remove the mats in your trailer and wash the floors.

The mats in the cargo area should be removed and washed out thoroughly with soap and water. Then, let the area dry and re-install the mats. If you have aluminum floors, it is crucial that the floor is washed frequently to remove any urine, as it is corrosive to aluminum. While treated wood floors do not require washing as often, we recommend at least monthly or after no more than two uses.

Check to make sure all lights are functioning.

It’s always a good idea to take a minute and make sure that the lights on your trailer are still functioning properly.  This will help you be aware of what needs to be done the next time you travel.

Winterizing and storing your trailer.

If it is winter time, now is a good time to prepare your trailer and store it for the season.  This is especially the case if it will be a while before you hit the road again. The best spot to store your trailer is in a garage or somewhere that will protect it from the elements, but that isn’t always an option.

If you have any questions about what to do upon returning home from a long haul with your trailer in Spokane WA, your professionals at Trailer Boss would be happy to help!  Contact us today!