Boat trailer tips

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Never tow your boat trailer be­fore you check to be sure:

Cou­pling hitch and tow ball are of the same size

Cou­pling and safety chains are safely se­cured to tow bar of tow ve­hi­cle All fas­ten­ers are prop­erly tight­ened Boat is se­curely tied down to trailer (winch line is not a tie down) Wheel nuts are prop­erly tight­ened Wheel bear­ings are prop­erly ad­justed and main­tained

Load is within max­i­mum load car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity Tires are prop­erly in­flated All trailer light­ing is work­ing prop­erly

Trailer brakes are prop­erly ad­justed and work­ing (if trailer is so equipped)

Be sure to check re­quire­ments re­gard­ing brakes and any additional equip­ment that may be re­quired Don’t for­get that: in buy­ing a trailer boat, the trailer is just as im­por­tant as the boat it­self so give the trailer a thor­ough in­spec­tion es­pe­cially if you have de­cided to buy a sec­ond­hand one.

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