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Trailer Maintenance Schedule

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.Click here to download a PDF version of our schedule. Recommended Trailer Maintenance Schedule
Item
Inspection Required
Each Trip
3 Mo. or 3,000 Mi.6 Mo. or 6,000 Mi.12 Mo. or 12,000 Mi.Replacement PartsHelpful Videos
Tires
Check tire pressure and tread wear
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Tires
Lights
Check for proper light functions
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Trailer LightsTrailer light install and test
Breakaway Switch
Pull pin and test for proper function
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Breakaway KitsBreakaway install kit and test
Breakaway Battery
Check battery charge level
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Breakaway BatteriesBreakaway install kit and test
Trailer Brakes
Test braking function and performance
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Trailer Brakes
Lug Nuts (wheel bolts)
Tighten to specified torque value
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Lug Nuts and Wheel BoltsHow to torque trailer lug nuts
Brake Adjustment
Test for proper drag (light drag) and adjust as needed
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Brake Parts
Wheels
Check for cracks or dents
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Wheels How to inspect a trailer wheel
Hub and Drum Assemblies
Check for scoring or wear
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Hubs and Drums Hub and drum inspection
Wheel Bearings
Repack bearings and check for damage or wear
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Bearings and Races How to Repack Bearings
Seals
Check for damage or leaks
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Seals
Brake Assemblies
Check internal parts for wear, leaks, or damage
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Brake Assemblies
Brake Magnets
Check for wear and replace if surface is grooved or copper windings are exposed
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Brake Magnets Replacing a Brake Magnet
Hydraulic Brakes
Bleed brakes and change brake fluid
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Brake Bleeders Brake Bleeding
Springs
Check for broken or flattened springs
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Leaf Springs Slipper spring and double-eye spring replacement
Suspension
Check for worn or loose fasteners and shackle link wear
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Suspension Parts Slipper spring and double-eye spring replacement
Updated: 6/24/21

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