It is necessary for you to maintain your travel trailer the same way you would maintain your car or even better. It may seem time-consuming but very rewarding to properly service your vehicles. Being up-to-date with the needs of your vehicles saves you some stress, time and unplanned expenses later on. Always inspect the sidewalls and tread blocks for any form of damage.
Your bid to see places and explore can make you go through different kinds of the route, it could be mountains, across the coast, past the prairies. Endeavor to call your mechanic to check the sidewalls and tread even caps and valves after driving through rocky or rough areas. They should also look out for nails, small objects, cuts, and bulges also signs of cracking and deterioration.
CHECK THE MECHANICAL SYSTEM
How the trailer works all depends on the mechanical system of the trailer. The doors and hinges are all very important and need to be checked regularly and properly knotted if loose. After packing your trailer for so long and wanting to embark on a journey with it, it is important for you to inspect every part of the trailer, make sure it is not moving too fast or too slow.
Most good trailer tires are made with scuff guards to assist in preventing sidewall damage from curbing when you are in the city and in campgrounds, however, those sidewall shoulders are especially not strong enough to control the debris they come in contact with on summer roads.
INFLATE YOUR TIRES TO THE RECOMMENDED SIZE SO YOU CAN ENJOY OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE
If your tires are under-inflated it could lead to poor handling, increase in wear, increase in fuel consumption and even changes in the structure of the vehicle. When the tires are over-inflated too, it could cause uneven wear, compromise the traction, brakes, etc.
Whenever you are removing snow, ensure to get a small ladder that you can carry around the trailer. Standing on your trailer should not be an option! Your body mass and the weight of the snow could make the roof cave in if you are not careful. Your safety should be your priority.
TARPS, COVERS, AND MOISTURE
Tarps should be breathable in order to prevent it from accumulating water under it. Water substances can cause rusting or make parts of the trailer corrode. It can cause molds to grow which can be deadly if inhaled.
When you close your trailer for too long, it makes moisture to gather in it. Molds can be deadly, and even when they don’t pose a threat to you; they can damage the interior of your trailer. Moistures are capable of destroying the trailer unit too. You can fix a container of Dri-Air or Damp Rid, or silica gel in your trailer. You can also install a Dehumidifier, though it is an electrical appliance. It can run unchecked for a long time.