Be a Smart Buyer - Boat Trailers

 

Hit your dealer up with these questions and they'll know you're a savvy shopper...


What regular maintenance is required on most trailers?
Regular maintenance is the key to years of trouble-free operation.

Before each trip, you should always check the following:
• inspect all lights to insure they are functioning properly
• check your tire pressure and visually inspect all tires for wear
• inspect the coupler or actuator for damage
• if your trailer has brakes, be sure to test them before you get out on the road.
• check condition and tightness of bolts and fasteners.

When your boat is off the trailer, be sure to do the following:
• Inspect the bunks or rollers to ensure they are in good condition and working properly.
• Inspect the winch strap and safety chains to make sure they are in good condition and not showing signs of wear.

After each trip:
• It is always a good idea to rinse your trailer thoroughly with fresh water.
• This is also a good time to inspect the trailer frame for scratches in the paint finish that may need to be touched up.

Finally, it is very important to inspect the wheel bearings at least once a year. For more information about trailer maintenance, refer to your ShoreLand'r Owner's Guide or request a FREE copy of our Trouble-free Trailering DVD. If you have any questions, just contact ShoreLand'r Customer Service.
Do rollers or bunks support the boat better?
Do I need load guides on my trailer?
Does the law require brakes on my trailer?
What accessories will I need for my trailer?
How can I tell if I have a big enough tow vehicle to haul my boat and trailer?
Why are ShoreLand’r trailers better than Brand X?
How will pulling a boat and trailer impact my tow vehicle's gas mileage?
Which trailer finish is best suited for my area?
What is the differences between galvanized and aluminum trailers?