Boat Trailer Maintenance Tips
By: Brenton Roberts
Proper maintenance tips are key to keeping your boat trailer in good condition and to decreasing issues
Trailer maintenance is a crucial piece to the boating puzzle. Just as with anything, proper care will increase the life of your trailer, and avoid problems when in tow. Try out these maintenance tips for best results.
Rinse, Rinse, Rinse
The hose is a necessity when it comes to proper trailer maintenance. All of the salt from the boat tends to run down onto the trailer when washed, so I like to rinse mine off after the boat is clean. A strong hose nozzle is also crucial. Give the complete trailer a good spray, and give the rims, and hubs a little more love than the rest. Don’t be afraid to get under the trailer either, spraying the backside of the hubs, U-bolts, axle and bunk brackets. Even better, if you have a fresh water ramp nearby, give the trailer a quick dunk. This works two-fold, removing all salt, and allowing you to flush your motor as well.
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