Using a trailer requires quite a bit of trust and faith. When you transport heavy (and often expensive) products, the last thing you want is for your trailer to malfunction and cause damage to the items you are moving. That’s why it is imperative that you keep your trailer in the best condition possible and not let it deteriorate by not only doing regular trailer maintenance, but also using it correctly.
Here are some of the best ways to keep your trailer in top shape and your valuables secure.
Keep Loads Even and Secure
For a trailer to work properly, it is best for the items it holds to be balanced and tied down. If the cargo rests primarily on one side of the trailer bed, it can strain the wheels and axis on that side and cause damage down the road. This can also occur when an object is not tied down sufficiently; it can rotate and fall, shifting the weight and thus throwing off the stability of the trailer.
Follow the Load Demands
A crucial but often ignored precaution with trailers is the total weight limit it can hold. While this might seem intuitive, trailers are rated to carry a certain amount of cargo at a time, and going over that limit can seriously jeopardize the safety of your transport.
For any load that you do, make sure to the best of your knowledge that you are not exceeding the weight quota for your trailer bed.
Keep Water Away
Trailers are also susceptible to considerate water damage if left out in the elements. When your trailer is not in use, storing it somewhere protected from summer storms will lengthen the life of your trailer bed and lessen its chances of rusting and deteriorating.
Even routine washing can lead to future problems, so when cleaning your lift we recommend a simple sweep or air pressure cleaner rather than power washing.
Trailer Experts in Central Florida
For many people, a trailer is the best way to move large and unwieldly items in a safe and controlled manner. However, trailers are not indestructible and require keen observation to preserve their structural integrity.
At Domer’s, we have the knowledge and equipment to help you if any issues plague your trailer, as well as tons of other services to help your property.