Key Things To Consider When Storing a Boat Trailer

One of the biggest challenges of owning a boat is preparing it for harsh weather during the off-season. You must take action to ensure your boat does not get damaged by the elements. Here are a few key things to consider when storing a boat trailer.

Lubrication

Spraying your trailer with lubricants like WD-40 will help keep moisture away and prevent rust. The best places to spray are in the trailer’s roller assemblies, winch gears, and electrical connections. If there are signs of rust, it’s best to take care of that now by sanding, priming, and adding a fresh coat of paint so that it doesn’t get worse during the off-season.

Avoid Trees

A lot of boat owners think that storing their trailers under trees will shelter them, but instead, you run the risk of branches breaking and damaging your boat. Sap, leaves, needles, and more can also cover your boat with stains and debris that are difficult to clean.

Preventing Theft

Another thing to consider when storing a boat trailer is theft. You can simply turn your trailer around in your driveway so that the hitch faces away from the street. This will make it difficult for anyone to drive off with your trailer; however, it can be a real hassle to rig your trailer to your truck and awkwardly try to maneuver it. For that reason, we recommend an electric trail mover for much greater ease and convenience.

Maintaining the Tires

Once your boat trailer is in place, consider removing the tires and storing them away for the off-season. This not only protects them from damage that may be caused by the weather or sun, but it also further prevents theft.

Help Water Drain

Lastly, make sure the trailer and your boat are kept slightly nose-up so that any water can easily drain from the boat. You can do this by placing a small block under the trailer jack. This will prevent standing pools of water that may freeze or harbor pests when the weather warms up.

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Sorry for the delay in writing my customer testimonial Jeff, we just got back from a long-needed vacation. Ok, my thoughts on your trailer mover.. It's Fantastic!! When I talked to you over the phone and told you the gross weight of my trailer was 2000 pounds over your limit and that I might be using it on grass and gravel. You were confident the TX6000 would move it nicely. I am very happy to say it did the job perfectly! Thank you for your time spent talking with me during the weekend. It still surprises me that you were available to talk so late at night. Best wishes to you and your company James.
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Jeff Pulikowski - Sioux Falls SD
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I have owned a few power dolly solutions to move my bass boat into my tight garage but none of them could get my trailer's tires over the curbing. They simply didn't have enough speed to drive the tires over the quick rise and simply caused the other powered dolly solutions to lose traction and spin on the spot. The TX6000 had a huge amount of power and speed. I was able to hop over the curb as if it never was there in the first place and the ability to switch between high and low speeds at a flick of a switch was what I've always wanted. It took me only a few seconds to get used to the thumb speed control for super smooth pushing and pulling my boat trailer. I was very impressed with how easy it was to connect, operate and move my boat trailer in and out of my Garage. Thank you Jeff Sawlor for driving up to Brampton and giving me a demo of how to use this amazing power dolly. I'm SOLD! It's the Easiest to use power trailer dolly on the market. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgIcS8N8dmo&feature=youtu.be[/embed]
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