Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Quick Safety Inspection before Hitting the Road

Whether you are driving a trailer for the first time or the millionth time, you should always perform a safety inspection before you hit the road. In particular, you should check the following trailer parts:


As a wide load, your trailer lights serve to help you avoid accidents with other vehicles. Check the lights of your trailer if they work properly, especially the brake lights and turn signals. You may want to ask someone to help you do this so you won’t have to keep going back and forth between the driver’s seat and the rear end of your trailer.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Buying a New Trailer Winch? Consider these Factors

Boat trailer winches come with different specs and features, which means that buying a new one isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. For one thing, buyers should consider the purpose they intend for this equipment, because a winch with a permanent magnet motor is best suited for hauling light objects while a hydraulic winch is intended for heavy duty lifting.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Zinc-ing Boat Trailer Parts

Trailer parts are usually resistant to corrosion to some extent, but some take it up a notch. For the record, boat owners should worry more about salt than the water itself, especially if boating by the sea. It doesn't matter if you have the most robust axles money can buy; the salt will eat them away one atom at a time.