The majority of potential roadside issues can be eliminated by a walk-around visual inspection of the trailer. This should be done after hitching the trailer to the tow vehicle, and again at each fuel or rest stop. 

Make A Quick Visual Check Of: 

  • Coupler
  • Safety cables
  • Emergency brake cable
  • Wiring connector
  • Tie-downs
  • Tires

  • Look For:
  • Any obvious fluid leaks
  • Unusually hot brakes or hubs
  • Damage caused by road hazards 
  • Low tire pressure
Make a point to pay particular attention to the right (starboard) side of the trailer, as this is typically where most road hazard damage occurs.