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Trailer Maintenance Schedule

Old bearing being removed from hub

Don't neglect your trailer. Follow our recommended maintenance schedule, below, to help ensure that your trailer is safe and ready to go when you are.

Recommended Trailer Maintenance Schedule

ItemInspection RequiredEach Trip3 Mo. or 3,000 Mi.6 Mo. or 6,000 Mi.12 Mo. or 12,000 Mi.Replacement PartsHelpful Videos
TiresCheck tire pressure and tread wearCheckmarkTires
LightsCheck for proper light functionsCheckmarkTrailer LightsTrailer light kit install and test
Breakaway switchPull pin and test for proper functionCheckmarkBreakaway kitsBreakaway install kit and test
Breakaway batteryCheck battery charge levelCheckmarkBreakaway batteries
Trailer brakesTest braking function and performanceCheckmarkTrailer brakes
Lug nuts
(wheel bolts)
Tighten to specified torque valueCheckmarkLug nuts and wheel boltsHow to torque trailer lug nuts
Brake adjustmentTest for proper drag (light drag) and adjust as neededCheckmarkBrake parts
WheelsCheck for cracks or dentsCheckmarkWheelsHow to inspect a trailer wheel
Hub and drum assembliesCheck for scoring or wearCheckmarkHubs and drumsHub and drum inspection
Wheel bearingsRepack bearings and check for damage or wearCheckmarkBearings and racesHow to repack bearings
SealsCheck for damage or leaksCheckmarkSeals
Brake assembliesCheck internal parts for wear, leaks, or damageCheckmarkBrake assemblies
Brake magnetsCheck for wear and replace if surface is grooved or copper windings are exposedCheckmarkBrake magnetsReplacing a brake magnet
Hydraulic brakesBleed brakes and change brake fluidCheckmarkBrake bleedersBrake bleeding
SpringsCheck for broken or flattened springsCheckmarkLeaf springsSlipper spring and double-eye spring replacement
SuspensionCheck for worn or loose fasteners and shackle link wearCheckmarkSuspension parts



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