Agroco Trailers’ Tips on how best to store your trailer when not in use…
If you are lucky enough to be able to then storing your trailer in a barn is by far the best way to keep it out of the elements.
If outdoor storage is your only option then try to park it on a cement hardstanding in a sheltered position out of direct sunlight. If in direct sunlight, keep the wheels covered to prevent the tyres from perishing.
Try not to park your trailer under trees with low hanging branches as wet leaves can stain your roof and also collect bird droppings.
We always advise to invest in a Sold Secure Hitchlock and Wheel Clamp.
Park your trailer out of sight away from view of the road.
Paint your postcode on the roof and ensure your trailer is registered with the manufacturer under your name.
If you are being extra cautious you can cement a U clamp into the ground with a chain attached to it then feed a heavy chain from that around the axle. It is a bit time consuming but much more difficult for thieves to get their hands on your trailer.
Once you have finished using your trailer remove all droppings, hay or any damp shavings and ideally give it a good hose down to remove any urine that has built up. Before you wash out, wind up the jockey wheel to tilt the trailer which will help drain the water out as much as possible.
If storing outdoors, use a good quality trailer cover to keep your trailer dry and out of the sun.
Leave the handbrake off! This is to stop the brakes sticking on and if you reverse into your space then be sure to pull forwards to release the auto reverse.
It is a good idea to keep the tyre pressures at the right level to prolong the life of the tyres.
When you want to start using your trailer again why not book it in for a service with Agroco Trailers to make sure your horse is travelling in a safe environment! A horse trailer service costs just £144 inc. VAT plus parts.