Greetings Fellow Cowpoke!
As the grass starts to get greener once again, it's time to dust off those horse and stock trailers and get them ready for the adventures ahead. After months of winter hibernation, your trailers might need some TLC to ensure smooth sailing (or riding) for your hooved companions. Here at Magnum Trailer Sales, we've got you covered with essential tips and tricks for readying your trailer for the spring season.
Inspection Is Key
Before hitting the road, it's crucial to conduct a thorough inspection of your trailer. Check for any signs of wear and tear, rust, or damage to the structure, flooring, tires, brakes, and lights. Pay close attention to hinges, latches, and electrical connections. Safety should always be your top priority!
Cleanliness is Cool
Give your trailer a good scrub down inside and out. Remove any accumulated dirt, debris, or leftover hay from the previous season. Don't forget to disinfect surfaces to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. A clean trailer is not only more appealing but also ensures a healthier environment for your animals.
Tire Check-Up
Inspect your trailer tires for signs of wear, cracks, or bulges. Check the tire pressure and ensure it meets the manufacturer's recommendations. Tires tend to lose a few psi every month. Don't overlook the spare tire – it should be in good condition and properly inflated as well. Remember, properly inflated tires are essential for safe travels!
Hitch and Brake System
Examine the hitch and brake system thoroughly. Lubricate moving parts to ensure smooth operation. Test the brakes to make sure they are responsive and in good working order. Don't forget to check the breakaway system – it could be a lifesaver in emergencies.
Get Your Paperwork in Order
Last but not least, ensure all your paperwork is up to date. This includes registration, insurance, and health certificates for your horses if you're travelling across any borders. It's always better to be safe than sorry!
With these tips in mind, you are all set to embark on new springtime adventures. Remember, proper maintenance and preparation are essential for a safe and enjoyable trailering experience. So dust off those trailers, pull out that straw cap, and let the journey begin! Happy trails!
The Magnum Trailer Sales Team!