Trailering IdeasBy Bob Jensen - October 1, 2007
Check the air in the tires. A properly inflated tire will be safer and add to the life of the tire. A properly inflated tire will also provide better gas mileage, and we need to do all we can to save gas. It helps our pocketbook, but it also helps us to be more energy-independent if we can conserve fuel whenever possible. Properly inflated tires saves gas.
Next, check the lights on the trailer. When you hit the brakes, the brake lights should go on. Same is true for the left and right turn signals, traveling lights, you get the idea. This simple check can save lots of headaches.
Make sure the grease levels are where they should be on the wheel bearings, and give the lug-nuts a quick tightening. These are simple things to do and don’t take much time, but they can really make your boating and fishing much more enjoyable.
Modern-day trailers have made life so much easier for those of us who pull boats. I trailer tens of thousands of miles a year on ShoreLand’r trailers. These trailers load and unload so quickly and easily at the ramp, and they’ve provided me with trouble-free trailering. My mechanical skills are almost zero, so I really appreciate a trailer that can provide a safe fishing trip.
Much of the time a successful fishing trip is created through planning and preparation. Trailers and line are a big part of those preparations. Make sure yours are in tip-top shape and your fishing trips will be much more productive.