“BoatUS reports the No. 1 reason (44%) BoatUS members requested roadside assistance was for trailer tire troubles, including owners who failed to carry a spare tire. Low tire pressure is the leading cause of a trailer tire’s early demise, so check the pressure often, and never leave home without a serviceable spare. (Don’t forget to check the pressure in the spare, too!)
Wheel bearings (21%) were the second largest cause of roadside assistance requests. If your hubs are submerged, bearing protectors are critical to prevent water intrusion and resulting bearing failure. At a minimum, bearings need to be inspected and repacked once a year.”
Read about the other top issues here.
The third most reported issue was related to problems with the trailer’s axle. Rounding out the top 5 are generic descriptions that include “trailer failure” and “tow vehicle failure”. It comes as no surprise that the #1 issue is perhaps the easiest to prevent by just regularly checking tire pressure. Furthermore, carrying a spare tire for your boat trailer should be a no-brainer!
At Robbinsdale Marine, we offer boat trailer repair for your rollers, lighting, and electrical wiring. Call us at 763-533-0300 if you need your boat trailer serviced by professional and reliable technicians.