While your boat's trailer may be the least interesting part of boating, it does require care and attention from time to time. That's why we've put together this handy online resource featuring how-to articles with step-by-step instructions, videos that show you how to do things right, and general tips and information to help you make good decisions about tires, brakes, lights, and other important safety gear.
Trailer Wiring & Lights
Broken lights are perhaps the most common trailer ailment. Read on to find out how to repair or replace yours.
The wiring of your trailer doesn't have to be a mystery. Here's how to make sense of it.
Why fight the rust? Build a removable light bar and never dunk your trailer lights again.
4 inspection points to check out on a used trailer.
What to rinse and when.
Bearings: Keep It Rolling
The bearings in your trailer's wheels are what keeps it rolling down the road. If they get damaged from lack of grease, water intrusion, or just prolonged wear and tear, you'll end up broken down on the roadside. Check out these articles and videos so you don't end up stuck.
A quick review of the types of bearings and why you might chose one style over another.
A quick inspection can save you a lot of hassle (with video).
Basic primer on the parts of a wheel hub and bearings.
How to remove and re-grease your bearings, step-by-step.
Tires & Brakes
Trailer tires lead a tough life. Learn how to read the signs yours might be nearing the end of their useful life, and how to protect them.
Knowing the warning signs can keep you off the roadside.
How to stretch the useful life of your tires.
Do you know what all those codes on the sidewall stand for? Do you know what the sidewall is? This article (and video) explains everything.
Water is tough on brakes. Learn how to care for yours, so they'll keep working when you need them.