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Top 5 areas to check before every trip
May 2, 2017
by Robert Eversole
Spending just a little bit of time inspecting and maintaining your horse trailer before hitting the road, will pay big dividends in the form of staying safe. We check the following trailer systems at the start of every riding season and periodically throughout the summer as well.
If you don’t feel mechanically inclined enough to do it yourself, a qualified professional can do all the work for you.
Tires – Check your tires and spare tires to make certain they have the appropriate tire pressure. The pounds per square inch (psi) is located on the side of the tire. Tires filled to their approved maximum rating are less apt to flex and blowout on the road. Also check your tires (and spare tires) for sign of dry rot. Remember tires are subject to drying out even when the trailer is stationary for long periods of time.
Floors – Weak, rotting or corroded trailer floors can be the cause of devastating yet preventable horse trailering tragedies...
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