Basic trailer maintenance is a must for anyone who owns a trailer boat. And while the broader topic of general trailer maintenance requires an in-depth discussion, the basics can be summed up in a short video. This short video.
As we said, these are just the basics. And if you’re new to trailer boating, you probably also want to get some advice on how to tow your boat safely and easily. Never fear, fellow trailer boater—we have an extensive library on this topic, right here on boats.com.
Begin your research by reading our Boat Towing Guide. This in-depth piece covers towing from top to bottom, both the basics and advanced tactics and techniques. Then, be sure to watch our Boat Towing video series, sponsored by Ram Trucks. These videos include:
- Safety Tips for Trailering a Boat
- How to Back a Boat Trailer Like a Pro
- Tips for Launching and Retrieving a Trailer Boat
- Towing in Mountainous Terrain: Hills Make it Harder
- Trailering, Launching, and Retrieving a Boat on Sand and Mud
- What to Look for in a Tow Vehicle
Finally, to get a grip on more in-depth trailer maintenance, watch How to Do a Seasonal Trailer Inspection. Remember, the five items we covered in this basic trailer maintenance video are really just a starting point. You’ll also need to perform this seasonal inspection, and then whether you do the work yourself or take the trailer to a mechanic, attack any significant maintenance chores that you may notice need attention.