Posts Tagged ‘trailer’


Whether it’s a trailer to haul your boat or some cargo, one of the most important trailer parts you have to pay special attention to are the brakes. Being able to properly stop your trailer is integral to your safety. When you’re towing a trailer, you’re usually pulling on thousands of pounds; you wouldn’t want all that weight to keep on moving forward when you step on your brakes. Depending on your towing vehicle’s brakes alone will not be enough to stop your trailer; having functional brakes on your trailer will greatly help in slowing down your vehicle.

Trailer brakes are typically classified into two: electric types and surge types. Basic electric trailer brakes are activated by either a connection to your towing vehicle’s brake pedal or an on-board switch on your trailer that’s activated by the inertia of your slowing down. Once activated, an electric current magnetizes your braking system, the strength of which is dependent on how fast you are decelerating.
http://blog.championtrailers.com/well-maintained-electric-trailer-brakes-protect-accidents/

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Now that you’re a proud owner of a utility trailer, whether from buying a pre-made one or constructing one with one of the many complete utility trailer kits available on the market, you should consider improving it eventually. This is because many of these DIY trailers were designed to meet only the minimum requirements that people require of them, 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 make sure it’s up to your standards or more.
http://blog.championtrailers.com/trust-quality-upgrade-trailer-durable-utility-trailer-parts/


The life of a competitive angler is not an easy one, especially on the pocket. One would be splurging a hefty sum on gear to include in his tackle box—the finest baits, lines, and rods money could buy. However, an angler’s life doesn’t begin and end with his fishing gear alone; among everything he has, it wouldn’t be wise to not have his own boat and its accompanying trailer to aid him.
The boat itself is obviously one of the topmost concerns when it comes to maintenance. After all, it’s the vehicle that can get its owner out to the best spot in the water—but what about the trailer that carries it? Regular visits to a leading trailer parts store like Champion Trailers to purchase quality parts and accessories, as well as consistent maintenance practices should never be ignored. As About.com writer Tom Locchaas notes, “Routine inspections and maintenance keep your trailer safe and working and can extend its life for many years.”
http://blog.championtrailers.com/trailer-wheel-hubs-wrenches-maintenance-tips-boat-trailers/


As you drive your boat from the shelter of your home, through the highway and into the lake, its safety will hinge on a large part on the reliability of your boat trailer parts. For this reason, you should always see to it that you get your hauling equipment inspected and tested for safety and the necessary repairs. For one, an article in the Practical Fishing Tips blog recommends checking up on the drum brakes.
http://blog.championtrailers.com/inspecting-boat-trailer-parts-safety-important-things-check/


Does your truck make irritating screechy sounds whenever you make a turn around a curve? Or does it feel “wiggly”? Chances are your wheel bearings aren’t in good condition.

Bearings keep the wheels from wearing out due to friction. These parts facilitate smooth rotation and keep the wheels from decelerating due to the weight of loads pressing down from above, or due to turning around a tight curve.
http://blog.championtrailers.com/need-know-damaged-trailer-wheel-bearings/


“What’s towing it?

Make sure that your towing vehicle is compatible with the specs of the trailer. The last thing you want is your underpowered vehicle being dragged downhill by your stuff. Towing vehicles should also be attached properly with the proper hitches. Ideally, the trailer should be as wide as the vehicle pulling it, and not much taller (to avoid wind resistance).

Protect your investment

This means making room in your garage, or creating a shelter for your trailer. Exposure to elements will warp wood panels and rust wheel bearings. Although quality utility trailer kits are available for parts replacement, it’s better to protect your initial investment for the longest possible time.”
http://blog.championtrailers.com/must-know-building-quality-utility-trailer-parts/

“The weather is perfect to plan a day at the lake with the family. You’re raring to load your gear and hitch the boat trailer when you realize you’ve overlooked one very important thing: your boat trailer. Proper maintenance doesn’t require much time– only some effort and a short visit to a well-stocked trailer parts store. In an article for AutoHub360, writer Curtis Carper gives invaluable advice on how to prepare for a safe trip with your boat in tow.

Preparation is key

Your recreation equipment has been sitting in storage since last summer. It would be prudent to wax that surfboard, gas up the boat’s outboard motor, check your inflatables for punctures, etc. Your boat trailer and the parts that keep it running, like its sturdy trailer wheel bearings, shouldn’t be an exception. Stores like Champion Trailers carry everything you need for repairs and maintenance.”
http://blog.championtrailers.com/quick-trip-trailer-parts-store-prevent-costly-repair/