MAINTAINING YOUR TRAILER
We want you to get the maximum life out of your trailer. Follow this list to ensure your trailer will last and is safe. You will need a grease gun with marine grade grease in it, a 19mm spanner or a 19mm socket wrench, and a torque wrench rated to 100-110Nm.
You should do the following once a month:
Move the trailer
Moving the trailer can help stop the bearing seizing up. Regularly using the trailer can also help with this.
You should do the following at least twice a year:
Grease the jockey wheel
Locate the grease nipple on the jockey wheel. Use a grease gun and give 2-3 pumps of marine grade grease on the nipple.
Grease the hub bearings
Safely jack up one side of the trailer, put the jack point as close to the axle as possible. Take wheel nuts off using a 19mm socket and put the wheel aside. Remove cap on the axle hub and fill with marine grade grease. Remember to tighten wheel nuts to 100-110Nm after you are done.
Check wheel nut tightness
Use a torque wrench with a 19mm socket and tighten to 100-110 Newton Metres. New Alloy Trailers wheel nuts are tightened to 110Nm.
Check the axle u-bolts tightness
Use a 19mm spanner and tighten the nuts on the u-bolts. There are 8 on single axle trailers, and 16 on tandem axle trailers.
Clean off salt water
Salt water can be a massive pain. Make sure you give your trailer a good rinse after every time it touches salt water. To maintain the alloy shine, give the trailer a scrub every 6 months.
Check tyre pressure
We recommend 40psi for 185R wheels and 50psi for 195R wheels.
Check springs for cracks.
Check all lights
Check your trailer lights. Connect trailer to your car and turn the lights on. Both side lights should be on and red lights on the rear lights. Check indicators and brakes work by switching them on in the car and checking the rear lights.
Check brake pads and disc (if fitted)
Check your brake pads for wear, and check the discs for any cracks.
Check brake fluid (if fitted)
Open the nozzle located on the coupling and unscrew it. Brake fluid should be up to the marked line. Super Dot 4 brake fluid must be used. We recommend changing the brake fluid every two years.
Grease brake coupling (if fitted)
On the coupling their are two grease nipples. Give both grease nipples 2 pumps of marine grade grease each.