Proper maintenance tips for Futura Lowering Trailers
PROPER MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR FUTURA LOWERING TRAILERS
Futura lowering trailers are lightweight and built to last. Every part is solid metal, bolted on to the high-grade, anodized aluminum chassis with cleverly hidden, solid aircraft rivets rather than welds. This provides excellent corrosion resistance and prevents fatigue cracking. That being said, like any other major investment, there are some important tips to keep your trailer working blazingly.
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BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
Before you pick up any tools or check any parts, grab your owner’s manual. Even using this article as a reference won’t replace your owner’s manual. If you have technical questions they could be answered by reading through it. You can find most answers to your questions in the the maintenance section. The Futura owners manual also offers helpful tips for your specific model.
If you don’t have your manual or can’t find it, you can download a free copy from our website.
Your tires are an essential part of your Futura lowering trailers, so if they’re not in peak working condition, it can greatly hurt your efficiency and even create a road hazard. Because of this, you’ll want to inspect your tires before each tow.
Use a tire pressure gauge to ensure they’re properly inflated to 55 psi and do this while the tires are still cold. As you check the tires, you can also check the tread for signs of damage or excessive wear and make note of which ones might need to be changed soon.
Next, check the wheel lug nut torque before each tow, and at the 10, 25, and 50 mile marks. Check the wheel bearings for heat and excessive play at these same intervals.
MAINTAINING THE DECK
Maintaining the deck is pretty simple as long as you keep it clean. This can be especially important during times of the year when there is salt on the road in colder months, or if you’ve been through grimy driving conditions. Wash the deck regularly to keep it clean and free of damaging materials.
You can wash with soap and water, but we suggest using a streak-free cleaning agent. You’ll also want to rinse out the rigging and pulleys with freshwater before debris and dirt start to build up.
When you use Futura lowering trailers for the first time, you’ll want to do something known as bedding the brakes. Bedding the brakes is like breaking them in. It will help them last longer and be better prepared for top highway speeds.
You can find loads of helpful information on bedding the breaks online, but it involves accelerating, then breaking or quickly decelerating. We recommend doing this in low-traffic areas to not create a hazard for other drivers.
Going at around 60 mph, you’ll want to first gently apply the brakes a few times, before more forcefully applying them several times to come to a near stop at around 10 mph (though not so forcefully as to engage the ABS).
When you take care of your trailer, you will ensure its longevity for optimal performance.
If you find that there’s a performance or maintenance concern that’s giving you particular trouble, submit a service request so we can help you get back on the road no matter where you’re located in our distributing locations.
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