Horse Trailer Tips
It’s important to make sure that your trailer is road and horse ready before you begin any trip.
Do a walk around the trailer and check:
- Inspect tires for damage, cracks or low tread. Tires over 5 years old are approaching the end of their intended life. It is time to consider replacement. Need help determining the age of your tires?
- Evaluate wheel condition for cracks, corrosion or bends in the lip.
- Check your fenders for cracks, bends, or sharp edges.
- Test all lights. Left turn, right turn, brake, rear and license plate are all required by law.
- Ensure coupler has a fit tight with the towing vehicle’s ball hitch. When hitched your trailer’s nose should be angled slightly upward so the trailer rides slightly above level.
- Bearings need to be greased at least every 10,000 miles or once a season for larger wheels. Smaller wheels (eg 8” and 10”) should be greased 3,000 miles.
- Check all latches, windows, doors and hinges, to be sure they shut securely
- Look over the integrity of the trailer. Make sure there are no dry rot or soft spots in the flooring. Do a roof sealant inspection to check for seam leaks. The roof vent should also operate freely.
- Check the inside of the trailer for wasp nests, loose panels, or any other hazards.
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