All You Need to Know About Maintaining Your Travel Trailer

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Having a travel trailer is one of the most affordable ways to explore the country by road.

Having quality time with your loved ones, while enjoying the home comforts that a travel trailer has to offer may be one the best ways to spend vacation this summer. Other than that, traveling in a trailer will provide you with a feeling of fulfillment as well.

There are various types of trailers you can opt for, including pop-up campers, fifth wheels, park models and toy haulers. Each offers a unique experience in its own way and will provide you with a satisfying camping experience overall. However, regardless of the trailer you have, your experience ultimately depends on how well you are able to maintain your trailer.

Here are some essential tips that will help you maintain your trailer:

Cleaning

Keeping your trailer clean throughout the journey as well as after the trip is essential. This does not only include the interior and the exterior, but also all the mechanical parts. Remember that the mechanical parts only work better when they are free from dust.

You should make a habit of cleaning your RV after every trip and use a good quality wax to keep it shining. RV-trailer 

Lubricate

Everything that spins and moves in the trailer needs to be lubricated. You must have a silicone lubricant with you so that you can lubricate the sliders, hinges, and locks on your trailer.

Inspecting the Tires

The tires should always be inspected before setting out on a trip, as well as during pit-stops along the journey. Ensure that they are well inflated and there seems to be nothing odd about them. Also, carry a torque wrench to ensure that the lug nuts aren’t loose.

Underneath the Trailer

Your trailer can sustain a lot of damage from underneath. Therefore, make a habit of inspecting underneath the trailer for any corroded, broken and loose items. Just a simple inspection can save you from being stranded in the middle of the highway.

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Test Systems and Detectors

If you haven’t used your trailer for a very long time, then the electricity and water systems could create problems. Therefore, test them before going on a journey. It is also a good idea to run the generator and water pump occasionally so that the systems do not deteriorate.

For the sake of safety, it is also a good idea to test the carbon monoxide, smoke, and propane detectors, and change their batteries before the trip.

Hitch Maintenance

Although a small part of your overall trailer, it is important that you take good care of your towing hitch as well. This involves lubricating them with white lithium grease, ideally before every journey, so that they are able to twist and turn easily.

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