TRAILER STORAGE TIPS

Most trailers owned by residential (non-business) owners are used for general utility or recreational use. Most of them, such as boat or snowmobile trailers, are used seasonally and then endure long periods in storage. Here are a few tips to keep your trailer in good shape for years and prevent costly replacement and repairs. It […]

BOAT TRAILERS: ROLLER vs. BUNK STYLE

In the past, boat trailer manufacturers designed trailers for large boats strictly with wobble rollers and they used the bunk style trailers for smaller boats. This has now changed and bunk trailers with 30 foot plus boats can now be often seen traveling on the roads. There are several points to consider when deciding which […]

Hydraulic Disc Brakes for RV’s & Electric Brake Trailers

The traditional braking system for Utility and RV trailers has been the standard electric drum brake. This design has been in use for decades without much change. While electric drum brake systems still perform well in most trailering applications, a more versatile braking option has recently emerged. Hydraulic Disc Brakes coupled with an Electric-over-Hydraulic Actuator […]

REPLACING LEAF SPRINGS ON A TRAILER

One of the major components of a trailer’s running gear is the leaf spring. These provide an inexpensive and effective method of cushioning the ride of a trailer, thus protecting the cargo on a trailer from the shock of rough road surfaces. The springs also protect the rest of the running gear e.g. axles from […]