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Old    Les D. (ldebbold)      Join Date: Jun 2006       12-10-2008, 11:11 AM Reply   
What do you need to do to your trailer to keep it in good shape. I've got a tandem extreme trailer towing my 05 BU 23 LSV. Replaced one wheel that got dented on a narrow ramp, filled the brake reservoir when it was low. Checked the fluid level in the wheel bearings with a flashlight last week. Anything else I should do? We usually take a few long trips a year and lots of hour trips to local lake, probably 2500 miles a year.
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       12-10-2008, 12:57 PM Reply   
Maybe this just happened to me, but when I checked my trailer last year, the bolts that attach the bunks to the trailer were almost all loose and some were missing. Something to check at least.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       12-10-2008, 2:38 PM Reply   
Les, I would check you brake pads and make sure they are in good condition. I had my Powell trip start off sour due to a pad that broke in two inside the drum. Funny thing is it was a new trailer. Bearings as well, I'd check them.
Old    lakeski (lakeski)      Join Date: Dec 2006       12-10-2008, 5:07 PM Reply   
Check your tires and tire stems for dry rot.
Old    MikeS (mikes)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-10-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
check the lug nuts
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       12-11-2008, 7:01 AM Reply   
I had to replace the skids on my Extreme trailer last year along with the alignment poles- all rotted out. Not a hard DIY job though... Took me a day to make the skids and then about an hour to mount the following day.
Old    Paul (fish6942)      Join Date: Dec 2005       12-11-2008, 7:05 AM Reply   
Make sure you have a plan for changing a flat tire while on the road. Many people expect that their tow vehicle's jack will work. With a tandem axle you could probably get by with a simple 6x6 ramp. Also, make sure you have a tire iron to fit the trailer's lug nuts.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       12-11-2008, 8:43 PM Reply   
check all the lights /replace as needed. Especially your running, brake and turn lights. A tail light out can get you pulled over by the popo.
Old    Greg McNeill (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       12-11-2008, 11:11 PM Reply   
Bleed the brakes.
Old    Topsidemarine (topside_marine)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-12-2008, 9:48 AM Reply   
A low brake reservoir may be indications of a leak in the system. You may want to investigate and monitor the situation going forward.

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