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Boat Trailer Hardware

Boat Trailer Hardware How-Tos

Trailering Checklist

All boats, at some point, require transportation through the means of trailering. Trailering is inevitably a requirement for boat owners, whether they are 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.

  • Inspection
  • 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
  • Basic tool kit.
  • Jack or portable hydraulic lift.
  • Towing chain.
  • Wheel chocks for the tires.
  • Cables.