After Prolonged Trailer Storage - Inspection Procedures


4/24/2015

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Before removing a horse trailer from jack stands:

 

  • □ 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 locations.)
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  • □ Inspect suspension for wear.
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  • □ Check tightness of hanger bolt, shackle bolt, and U-bolt nuts per recommended torque values.
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  • □ Check brake linings, brake drums, and armature faces for excessive wear or scoring.
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  • □ Check brake magnets with an ohmmeter. The magnets should check 3.2 ohms. If shorted or worn excessively, replace.
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  • □ Lubricate all brake moving parts, using a high temperature brake lubricant. (Lubriplate or equivalent). Caution: Do not get grease or oil on brake linings or on magnet face.
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  • □ Remove any rust from braking surface and armature surface of drums with fine emery paper or crocus cloth. Protect bearings from contamination while so doing.
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  • □ Inspect oil or grease seals for wear or nicks. Replace if necessary.
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