Trust Quality: Upgrading Your Trailer

Posted: December 10, 2014 in Boats, Parts and Accessories, Shopping, Trailers, Vehicles
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After using your trailer for some time, you have to start planning on upgrading it, especially if the things you want it to tow are becoming heavier and more diverse. This is particularly true with DIY trailers which are designed to meet only the minimum requirements, both in safety and in functionality. If you want to get the most out of your trailer, you’ll need to put in some work to ensure it’s up to your standards.

An excellent area for upgrades are the taillights of your trailer. Sometimes, they aren’t even present or are easily broken. Another component that can be upgraded are the wheels. Your trailer may have started with 8-inch tires but you may want a bigger wheel to support your load. Moreover, you’ll want the right tires; trailer tires have more steel in their sidewalls to handle heavy cargo.

You can also install a spare tire holder so that in case any tire problems pop up along the way, you have a spare tire for it. Remember also that most trailer tires have an operating life of five years, so replace them accordingly.

Another suggested upgrade is to improve your trailer’s brakes. Ensuring your trailer stops on a dime helps prevent accidents, so upgrading your brakes to an electrical braking system should be a simple decision. Simpler and easier to maintain than hydraulic brakes, installing one is just a matter of buying an electric brake kit and following manual instructions.

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