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South Africa doesn't see Winter as badly as some other countries do, but the occasional frosty night is still something to be wary about. One wrong move on the road and an accident could happen. Add a trailer to the icy surfaces and the risk becomes a lot higher! So no matter what kind of trailer you have, you'll always want to be safe and sound on the road and that means, looking after your trailer properly! Especially during winter!
Storing Your Trailer
So you recently got a new custom-built trailer from Arwald Tanker Trailer and you want to know how to look after your new found friend during the colder, wetter, winter months. If you plan on storing the trailer for a long period of time, while exposed to the elements then you're going to have to take some precautions and be prepared.
- Lubricate moving parts, such as the hitch and suspension especially if these are going to be exposed to the elements, this will prevent them from freezing or sticking.
Some other useful tips to consider when storing your trailer are:
Towing Your Trailer
Towing a trailer is a whole new type of driving. You no longer and to just think about yourself and other, now you have to think about yourself, the other drivers and your trailer! Be sure to check all routes you plan to take for any restrictions on bridges and tunnels (Depending on your trailer size).
- Sudden Starts/Stops - Avoid sudden starts and stops as this can cause the trailer to skid, slide or even jackknife.
- Downshift - Downshift to assist with braking when your travelling downhill and to add power for climbing hills.