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Cold weather and year end trailer maintenance

As the colder weather moves into many regions, preparing your trailer for storage or cold month operation must be on your to-do list.  In addition to the winterization processes, now is a great time to go through your unit and inspect all operating aspects.

  • Wash and wax the exterior
  • tighten all p-traps
  • Toilets: remove the bottom shroud and tighten the base to bowl strap, detail clean around the bowl flange (debris can build up causing water not to stay in the bowl), and tighten the base to floor mounting screws.
  • Check and refresh all caulking as needed
  • Inspect the roof
  • Clean ac vents inside trailer and take the shroud off the exterior portion and clean out
  • lubricate door hinges, and door handle locks
  • tighten door locks (over the course of a year, they can come loose just like the ones in your house do)
  • Check tire air pressure and lug torque
  • Grease wheel bearings
  • Inspect trailer lighting, hitch and brake wiring
  • tighten front jack mounting bolts
  • touch up paint black frame – Rustoleum gloss black works great (available at most home improvement stores)
  • clean out screens on roof vents
  • take covers off wall heaters and clean out dust build up
  • tighten water lines on toilets and sinks
  • Deep rinse and drain waste tank.  Use chemicals to help break down bacteria. Running water with some pressure right through the toilets will help to break up any solids stuck on tank under each.  Filling 1/3 full with clean water then taking for short drive will really help to mix up the tank and remove build up.

And there’s nothing better to keep your unit looking new than a good deep cleaning.  These little steps will ensure years of operation.  If you have any questions on the above or are in the need of parts, please don’t hesitate to contact us.