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8 Necessary Steps For Your Spring Assessment

Spring is here, and if you have horses, now is probably about the time that you will start thinking about getting your horses off of the farm and on their way to competitions or recreational riding events.
If you are like many of our customers and like to haul your horses yourself, the perfect horse trailer in Seattle WA can get you where you need to be in style. Trailer Boss has a variety of horse trailers that will fit all of your needs, whether you are hauling 1 horse or many.

Once you have the perfect trailer picked out, it is always a good idea to perform a annual spring assessment to make sure that your trailer can keep both you and your horse safe on the road.

Below are a few steps for performing this assessment on your own:

  1. Check the tire pressure as well as the surface of each tire for nails, wear spots, and other issues that might lead to a dangerous blowout while you are on the road. As you inspect the tires, it is always a good idea to check your spare tires for the same things to be safe.
  2. While you are checking your tires, you also may want to check out the wheel bearings to ensure that they are greased.
  3. Check that the lug nuts are all in place and tight (but not too tight), so that if you experience a flat tire, you will be able to take them off without too much trouble.
  4. Check all of the lights, from the tail-lights and headlights, to the directionals. This is the case for both your trailer and the hauling vehicle. Double checking them will help you avoid an accident while hauling. To check your lights, have someone stand in front and behind the trailer and the towing vehicle and test them all. If they are fully functional, they will light up when you test them.
  5. Also make sure to check the connections between your vehicle and your trailer prior to every haul to make sure that the brake lights and turn signals are functioning properly.
  6. It is also a good idea to do a full check of your braking system. Anytime your tow vehicle and trailer has been sitting for a while, you will want to take it out for a drive and test the breaks. Make sure that your trailer and vehicle break together as one unit without any jerking, sluggishness, or unevenness.
  7. If you don’t use your horse trailer on a regular basis, you may want to check for nests and hives before loading your horses.
  8. Lastly, check all of the locks and latches on your trailer to ensure they are oiled and secured.

By taking the time to check all of these factors on your horse trailer in Seattle WA, you can easily avoid looming hazards or delays. The main goal is to make your trip as calm as possible for both you and your horse.

Contact Trailer Boss today for help with your horse trailer if you have any questions about preparing for your next big haul.

An Insiders Guide To What is Wrong With Your Tires

trailer in Olympia WAAt Trailer Boss, we know how much a flat can ruin our day. This is true on your vehicle as well as on your trailer. A flat on a trailer doing 70 mph down the road can ruin your entire week.

Having a flat tire on your trailer can actually cause a great deal of damage to the trailer parts surrounding them. Your trailer rims and fenders will typically take the majority of the damage in the case of a blowout.

Taking the time to check your tires before hitting the road can save you a lot of trouble and money when dealing with trailer tires. Here are a few things you can do to help avoid a tire blowout during your next haul:

  1. Take a minute to check your tire Inflation. Your trailer tires should be inflated all the way to the max PSI at all times. When filling your tires, fill them to the max because under-inflated tires will cause heavy wear on both the inside and outside and reduce your tire life a great deal.
  2. The tires on your trailer can be very susceptible to dry rot because to the amount of time they sit unused. Remember to look for small fractures on the sidewall of your tire. If you notice any at all, you need to replace your tire right away before it blows. You can prevent dry rot in the off-season by spraying your tires with cold water on occasion, to make it convenient, store some inside your trailer out of direct sunlight.
  3. Please do not assume that your tire trailers are of proper size for the amount of weight you are planning on carrying. You can check to make sure your load capacity does not exceed your tire capacity to ensure safety on the road.
  4. When in doubt, consider replacing your tires! If they are really old or keep having issues, it might be a good idea to make the investment into being safe rather than sorry. We hate seeing disastorous things happen that could have been avoided with a simple fix.

If you have any questions at all about your trailer in Olympia WA, please don’t hesitate giving us a call. ¬†You could also take a minute and stop by one of our locations to talk to us in person. It is our main goal is your safety, and the functionality of your tires are a big part of that.