When living in a tiny house on wheels it is very easy to overlook what should be the most carefully maintained part: the actual trailer. Despite the simple engineering of a couple of axles, some wheels, and maybe some brakes, the role of the trailer in the tiny house world is so crucial. These frames of steel are our foundations. They are the very things we rest our homes, our families, and our lives on. They allow us to sit still without motion and with comfort and also allow us to travel at whim. But how do we keep up with the maintenance? Perhaps these steps will help keep your trailer safe and lasting long-term.
Check tire pressure
Before each trip on the road you should be sure to check your tire pressure in all tires. You want to always inflate the trailer tires to the maximum inflation indicated on the sidewall. This number varies with each trailer so be sure to observe what your inflation psi is. You also want to check inflation when the tires are cool and have not been exposed to the sun or run down the highway. And while it may seem okay to underinflate, underinflation is actually the number one cause of tire failure. Tire pressure is essential to performance. Continue reading