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Preserving Your Investment: A Trailer Maintenance Checklist

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
To Do
Per Trip
Per Season
Per Year
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Tires: Check pressure and tread wear
Lights: Check for proper light functions
Trailer light install and test
Breakaway Switch: Pull pin and test for proper function
Breakaway install kit and test
Trailer Brakes: Test braking function and performance
Lug Nuts (wheel bolts): Tighten to specified torque value
Every 3 Mo. or 3,000 milesHow to torque trailer lug nuts
Brake Adjustment: Test for proper drag (light drag) and adjust as needed
Every 6 Mo. or 6,000 Miles
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Wheels: Check for cracks or dents
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How to inspect a trailer wheel
Wheel Bearings: Repack bearings and check for damage or wear
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How to Repack Bearings
Seals: Check for damage or leaks
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Brake Assemblies: Check internal parts for wear, leaks, or damage
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Brake Magnets: Check for wear and replace if surface is grooved or copper windings are exposed
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Replacing a Brake Magnet
Hydraulic Brakes: Bleed brakes with brake bleeders and change brake fluid
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Brake Bleeding
Suspension: Check for worn or loose fasteners and shackle link wear
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Slipper spring and double-eye spring replacement
Updated: 6/24/21



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