After a prolonged storage, follow this 11-point inspection routine before removing your trailer from the jack stands to make sure it’s ready to roll. Remove all wheels and hubs or brake drums. Note which spindle and brake the drum was removed from so it can be reinstalled in the same location. Inspect your trailer’s suspension for wear. If you have spring and shackle suspension, check the tightness of the hanger bolt, shackle bolt, and U-bolt nuts per recommended torque values. (Most all trailers now have rubber torsion suspension that needs little care.) Check the brake linings, brake drums, and armature faces for excessive wear or scoring. Check the brake magnets with an ohmmeter. The magnets should check 3.2 ohms. If shorted or worn excessively, replace. Lubricate all the brakes’ moving parts, using a high-temperature brake lubricant. Caution: Don’t get grease or oil on the brake linings or magnet face. Remove any rust from the braking surface and the drums’ armature surface with fine emery paper or crocus cloth. Protect the bearings from contamination as you do. Inspect oil or grease seals for wear or nicks. Replace if necessary. Lubricate hub bearings.