Keep your Off-Road Trailer Looking Brand-New

by echcoleman | Apr 05, 2019

How to Keep Off-Road Trailers Looking Brand-New for Years to Come

Off-road trailers see it all – from dry, desert conditions to swampy wetlands full of thick mud. Whether you bought your towable new or second-hand, you will want to do everything within your power to care for it. While the challenging terrain you rough may be unkind to 4×4 trailers, there is no reason why you cannot show yours some TLC.

Taking good care of your off-road trailer not only leaves it looking good but prevents mishaps from occurring the next time you are on the road again. In order to enjoy safe travels with equipment you can rely on, you will need to do some maintenance every once in a while.

Use Some Elbow Grease

Returning home from a long, tiresome journey leaves little room for the desire to polish up your off-road trailer, but while it is essential to rest, you will want to get your trailer looking spick and span as soon as possible. The build-up of grime, mud, and minerals like salt are corrosive in the long run and cause unnecessary damage. Hosing your trailer down and using a mild car shampoo and sponge ought to be enough to get it looking pristine again. Waxing your trailer a few times a year also adds further protection and resistance to stains and oxidation.

Do an Inspection Before and After Travelling

Over time, tyres deflate, lug nuts loosen, and metal shows signs of surface rust. Inspecting your 4×4 towable at least a week before you depart on your planned adventure will give you enough time to check tyre pressure, wheel bearings, suspension systems, any seams where leaks may occur, and that the brake and indicator lights are in working condition. After returning home from an excursion, check on your trailer again to ensure it didn’t suffer any damage while navigating rugged territory or unforgiving weather.

Think About Storage

Storing off-road trailers in a damp space, exposed to constant direct sunlight, or at the mercy of the elements is a sure way to age it prematurely. A dark and dry sectioned-off area is the ideal place to store your towable without worrying about the various ways in which it can receive damage.

Maintenance can only go so far – a trailer of poor quality won’t last long at all, which is why it is better to invest in excellence. At Conqueror, we have over 30 years of experience when it comes to the design and manufacturing of durable, hardwearing off-road trailers and campers. If you would like more detail on the products we offer, have a look through our online catalogue or get in touch with us today.