Pre-Trip Prep For Your Next Hauling Adventure

609If you own a trailer in Spokane WA, you already know that the first part of safe trailering is the pre-trip preparation!

Today we will be discussing some preventative maintenance that you can take to help stop anything bad from happening while you are away from home.

  • Before your trip, and several times this spring and summer, remove all of the lug nuts and coat the wheel studs with Never-Seez. By soaking them in penetrating oil like Blaster PB50 will make getting them off much faster and easier in the future. It may sound like busy-work, but it’s much better to do this in the driveway than be stuck roadside with lug nuts you can’t get off
  • While you’re working around the tires, check the air pressure in all your tires, including the spare. Also, take the time to check the tires on the tow vehicle
  • A quick walk around your trailer will allow you to check the lights
  • If you plan to trailer at night, make sure to grab a few strips of DOT tape. This is a reflective tape that will give you some added safety until you can get somewhere to fix the problem
  • Check to make sure you have attached your safety chains
  • Make sure you have a spare key tucked away somewhere safe
  • Last, but very important, make sure your rig is balanced

This pre-trip list might seem like a lot of extra work, but it is well worth the effort! Once you are on the road, you will be glad that you are prepared for whatever comes your way!

Contact us today at Trailer Boss for more tips on preparing for your next big adventure with your trailer in Spokane WA.