Are you planning a long summer road trip with your trailer? Gooseneck Trailers wants you to know we’re available for trailer hitches, parts and other towing accessories that may be necessary for your journey. We consider it our duty to equip your Gooseneck trailer and make sure it is ready for the road ahead, which is why we are here to offer some advice on how to prepare for the big summer road trip.
You probably don’t give much thought to your Gooseneck trailer’s wheels until it is time to replace them. However, there are a few important things to know when it comes to the wheels, such as the size and the material. Steel can be beaten into shape if it gets damaged off-roading, while alloy wheels are light and rustproof but brittle. While trailer tire sizes may vary, each tire should be the same type, size and construction.
Show traveling season is right around the corner. Before the start of this season, it is extremely important for many equine enthusiasts to perform basic, yet essential, maintenance on their trailers. Investing time to do routine preventative maintenance will be time well spent because trailers will be in optimal shape to provide safe travel for precious cargo. Here are a few important items that should be checked before hitting the road this show season.
Spring is finally here! It is time for sunshine, horse shows and wildflowers everywhere! However, it is also time for some serious Spring cleaning. Your Gooseneck trailer has likely been sitting in the field all winter long being bombarded by the elements. Now is the time to check it over from hitch to bumper to make sure that everything is operating smoothly and safely. We have put together a Spring cleaning checklist to help get you started.
Two forms of suspension are utilized on most trailers: torsion and leaf sprung. If you have researched either type, you have probably noticed that there are numerous contradictory opinions. However, the reality is that both forms of suspensions each pros and cons. You will need to decided which system is best for you and your needs. This article will discuss both forms of suspension.
A Gooseneck trailer jack is an important aspect of safe towing. This article will discuss the basics of of trailer jacks and the types of trailer jacks that are available.
Gooseneck trailer axles have a lot riding on them, so it is important to take good care of this crucial element of your rig. One of the more debilitating disablements for a Gooseneck trailer is axle failure. Not only can axle failure put you and your cargo in great danger on the side of the highway, axle failure also presents on-the-scene repair challenge.
Spring is just around the corner and many of our thoughts turn to riding, towing and traveling. Every Gooseneck trailer that has been parked or stored for the winter should undergo a methodical inspection and maintenance routine before hitting the road each year. Safety should always be a primary concern, but comfort is essential as well, especially for those carrying live cargo such as horses. Here are a few tips for preparing your Gooseneck trailer for Spring towing.
After a long trailer hauling trip, you are most likely wanting to put your boots up and call it a day. You worked hard to prepare for the trip and preparing your trailer for the road. However, before you start dreaming for your next adventure, it is important to properly clean-up and store your trailer. This will ensure that your next trip is a success too! Here are a few tips for those returning home from a trailer hauling trip.
Studies have shown that the leading cause in roadside breakdowns is tires. As temperatures cool across the country, Gooseneck trailer tire pressures will decrease as well. Those who haul their trailers during the winter should perform periodic checks on both their vehicle and Gooseneck trailer tires. As the patterns of the weather transition to cooler temperatures, it is crucial to check tire pressure on all vehicles.