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5 Quick Tips to Maintain your Enclosed Trailer for Longevity

Welcome trailer owners! If you're looking to keep your trailer in ideal shape for years to come, you've hitched onto the right post! Maintaining your enclosed trailer is key to ensuring longevity, safety and reliability on all endeavors. In this blog, we'll roll out some essential maintenance tips that will help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure your trailer stays road ready season after season. So, let's get started!

1-Periodically Check & Service Tires

Just like your vehicle, your trailer relies on its tires to take you (and your cargo) from point A to point B without a hitch. Regularly checking and servicing your trailer's tires isn't just a safety measure- it's a vital ritual to ensure the longevity of your trailer! Some ways to prevent any unwanted blowouts include regularly checking the tire pressure and lugnuts on long drives, as well as keeping a plug kit/spare tire, jacks, and an impact gun or lug wrench with you at all times. Because let's face it, a blown tire on a loaded trailer is the last thing you want when you're miles away from home.

2-Wash & Paint Exposed Steel

Having a coat of paint over exposed steel is crucial to preventing rust over time. While the trailer frame should already be painted when you buy it, it is important to touch it up over time. When steel is exposed to rain and humidity, it will start to corrode and rust. By applying a protective coat of paint to uncovered areas, you create a barrier that shields the steel from moisture and prevents oxidation. This will help expand the lifespan of your trailer while keeping it looking great! Plus, it's a cost-effective way to maintain your trailer and avoid costly repairs down the road.

3-Stay Ahead of Leaks

Staying ahead of leaks in your trailer is a game changer! Leaks can sneak up on you, quickly causing damage to the interior, ruining your cargo, and even compromising the structural integrity of the trailer over time. Regularly checking for and patching leaks keeps your trailer dry and reliable and saves you from the headache of unanticipated repairs. Plus, it maintains the value of your trailer, in case you ever decided to sell it. Keep it sealed, keep it real!

4-Invest in a Trailer Cover/Shelter

Investing in a good cover or trailer shelter is like giving your trailer an umbrella in the rain. It's all about protection! Whether it's from the sun's harsh rays, relentless rain, storms or even just dirt, a cover acts as a shield from all. This means less wear and tear on the paint job, less risk of rust and an overall longer lifespan for your trailer. Covering your trailer keeps it looking fresh and road ready, while also saving you money on maintenance in the long run.

5-Promptly Address Repairs

When it comes to maintaining enclosed trailers, prompt repair is crucial to ensure safety, longevity, and reliability. Ignoring even the smallest issues can lead to bigger, more costly problems later down the line. Regular maintenance and immediate attention to repairs can prevent serious roadside emergencies while also extending the life of the trailer. It's also about protecting your cargo; a well-maintained trailer is less likely to suffer damage that could compromise what you're hauling. Additionally, taking care of repairs quickly often means your trailer spends less time out of commission, so you can get back to hauling business. It's all about being proactive when it comes to keeping up with your trailer!

All in all, taking the time to maintain your enclosed trailer is not just about keeping it looking good, it's a crucial practice that ensures safety, reliability and longevity. Regular upkeep and maintenance prevents the wear and tear from the road and guards against potential issues that could put your trailer in the repair shop. Whether hauling cargo for work or recreation, a well-maintained trailer is essential to avoid costly repairs. So, invest a little bit of extra time and effort into your trailer's upkeep- your trailer, and your future self will thank you for it!

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