All boats, at some point, require transportation through the means of trailering. Trailering is inevitably a requirement for boat owners, whether they are ... read more transporting the boat or they are simply storing the boat in front of their garages. When in possession of a boat trailer, there are certain guidelines that you should follow to make sure your trailer is secure, which will help to make it last a long time.
- Make sure the trailer is straight.
- Check for rust on the seams.
- Make sure all latches and hinges are secure.
- hitched trailer must be level with the vehicle.
- Hook the safety chains.
- Use a blade to check the floor for rotting.
- Make sure tires are properly inflated to maximum pounds of pressure that is listed on the tire.
- Check brakes to ensure that they are working properly.
- Check all electrical systems, lighting, and wiring to ensure that everything is hooked up properly.
Preparing to Drive with the Trailer
- Check again for any rust.
- Make sure the ball is tight.
- Check for cracks or any sign of wear/tear.
- Make sure hinges and all other components are secure.
Items to Have While Traveling
- Insurance card.
- Vehicle and trailer registration paperwork.
Items to Have for the Trailer read less
- Basic tool kit.
- Jack or portable hydraulic lift.
- Towing chain.
- Wheel chocks for the tires.