Thursday, March 19, 2015
For some people, particularly boat owners who make it a habit to visit the sea every weekends, one of their biggest concerns is how to haul heavy objects from one place to another without having to replace their family car for a larger yet costlier utility vehicle. Fortunately, there are quality utility trailer kits available in the market which makes the transportation of heavy objects such as boats easier. Since there are a lot of trailer kits around, you might want to immediately buy one. However, there are several factors you must consider before choosing among the available kits to make it a worthwhile investment.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Trailers might not have a set of engines on them, given that they’re simply being pulled by a vehicle, but that doesn’t mean that you can dismiss taking care of its own set of wheels, particularly if you plan on bringing along heavy things such as a boat. When taking care of your trailer’s tires, it’s important to be mindful of its hubs, which connect the wheels to the trailer’s axle and facilitate its spinning action. Improper care of these parts, if they’re not correctly installed or begin to corrode, might cause serious damage to both your trailer and the vehicle, and even the objects you’re carrying. Your trailer’s wheel hubs greatly affect your trailer’s performance, and experts recommend replacing them at least once a year depending on the size of your trailer and the frequency of its use. Replacing trailer wheel hubs might seem like a tall order, but it’s actually easy to do without having to seek the help of a mechanic and spending more on your part.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Whether it’s a trailer to haul your boat or some cargo, one of the most important trailer parts you have to pay special attention to are the brakes. Being able to properly stop your trailer is integral to your safety. When you’re towing a trailer, you’re usually pulling on thousands of pounds; you wouldn’t want all that weight to keep on moving forward when you step on your brakes. Depending on your towing vehicle’s brakes alone will not be enough to stop your trailer; having functional brakes on your trailer will greatly help in slowing down your vehicle. Trailer brakes are typically classified into two: electric types and surge types. Basic electric trailer brakes are activated by either a connection to your towing vehicle’s brake pedal or an on-board switch on your trailer that’s activated by the inertia of your slowing down. Once activated, an electric current magnetizes your braking system, the strength of which is dependent on how fast you are decelerating.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Bearings Well-maintained boat trailer bearings are another part of ensuring your trailer is in good condition. Ball bearings can be found in your wheels and they ensure that your trailer wheels are functioning properly. Usually packed in the wheel hub with lubricants, ball bearings ensure that you can tow your trailer smoothly and lowers the friction caused by your boat’s weight; without it, your trailer would grind down to a halt due to your boat’s weight. Replace and apply lubricant to these bearings when necessary, especially if they start to become noisy. Brakes Another important part to be aware of are the brakes on your trailer. You’ll want your trailer to stop at the same time as your towing vehicle so as to avoid any accidents. Furthermore, faulty brakes can cause friction in your wheel bearings, resulting in serious and costly damage. Check the brake fluid in your trailer to see if it is at the right level and see to it that the brake lines are not leaking.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Since 2011, Google+ has proved to be an effective means of boosting a business’ online presence. Its first rollout raised eyebrows among Facebook and Twitter users, but its features were found to be more convenient than the others. Here are a few tools of Google+ that will serve your every social media need.
Beauty of YouTube and Google
Video-sharing giant YouTube’s partnership with Google has provided a lot of benefits to users, especially now when having a channel means more views with Google+. All YouTube videos shared through Google+ accounts allow users to view and comment on both accounts in one click. To make it easier, the social network has its own mini video creator called Auto Awesome which automatically creates videos from downloaded photos.
Monday, March 2, 2015
People are relying on their mobile devices more and more, each and every day. This is why online marketing strategies such as Pay Per Click (PPC) need to be optimized for mobile devices in order to give website visitors a smooth experience. There is a lot to consider when moving to mobile, and these are some things that should be in your strategy:
Mobile preferred ads – when creating ads, like in AdWords for example, make sure to select the option which makes the ads displayable on mobile. When creating the ads, make sure that there are mobile-specific words so that they know you have a mobile site.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Are you getting ready for a fishing trip out at the lake? You need a trusty boat trailer winch to secure your vessel for the drive. To ensure that your boat is safely tied up, the trailer winch should be the exact size so that your planned fishing trip could go off without a hitch. Here’s how you can choose the right size of boat trailer winch:
Choose based on weight
Instead of choosing the size based on the length of your boat, you should take a harder look at how heavy it is exactly. Your winch should be able to handle the total weight of the boat, the gear and the motor.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Sea water acts as the major catalyst for corrosion of boat trailer axles. The trailer parts, wheel and hubs fill up with salt water as you launch your boat off the shore. Although the hubs drain once you’ve pulled your boat trailer out of the water, this doesn’t free your trailer parts from corrosion, which is aggravated by exposure to air.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Now that you’re a proud owner of a utility trailer, whether from buying a pre-made one or constructing one with one of the many complete utility trailer kits available on the market, you should consider improving it eventually. This is because many of these DIY trailers were designed to meet only the minimum requirements that people require of them, both in safety and in functionality. If you want to get the most out of your trailer, you’ll need to put in some work to make sure it’s up to your standards or more.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
The life of a competitive angler is not an easy one, especially on the pocket. One would be splurging a hefty sum on gear to include in his tackle box—the finest baits, lines, and rods money could buy. However, an angler’s life doesn’t begin and end with his fishing gear alone; among everything he has, it wouldn’t be wise to not have his own boat and its accompanying trailer to aid him. The boat itself is obviously one of the topmost concerns when it comes to maintenance. After all, it’s the vehicle that can get its owner out to the best spot in the water—but what about the trailer that carries it? Regular visits to a leading trailer parts store like Champion Trailers to purchase quality parts and accessories, as well as consistent maintenance practices should never be ignored. As About.com writer Tom Locchaas notes, “Routine inspections and maintenance keep your trailer safe and working and can extend its life for many years.”
Thursday, February 5, 2015
As you drive your boat from the shelter of your home, through the highway and into the lake, its safety will hinge on a large part on the reliability of your boat trailer parts. For this reason, you should always see to it that you get your hauling equipment inspected and tested for safety and the necessary repairs. For one, an article in the Practical Fishing Tips blog recommends checking up on the drum brakes.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
If you own a boat and use it often, chances are you’ll be shopping for trailer tires very soon. Come boating season, your trailer’s tires will get dragged over and across more curbs than most car tires do in their lifetimes. Trailer tires perform a difficult and important task, so when it’s finally time to replace them, be sure to purchase a decent set and care for them well.