Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Tow rigs and trailers
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 8th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #1
Gunsworth
Senior Member
 
Gunsworth's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2,450
iTrader: (12)
Send a message via AIM to Gunsworth
tips for using an old trailer

Well Im sick of driving the jeep on the highway up-north and I have free access to an 06 350 super-duty and a trailer we use for our New holland skid steer.

Since the trailer is old and rusty and has only seen highway a few times, what kinda things should I go over on it before the pig gig?

Tires are gettin replaced since they are prolly 10 years old and dry-rotted to shit, and brakes seem to work fine, what else should I check?

I figue Ill blast some fresh grease into the bearing buddies and take it for a short hway test since it hasnt seen hway in 5 years
Gunsworth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #2
JohnnyJ
Low Range Drifter
 
JohnnyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: Hartland, MI
Posts: 5,932
iTrader: (37)
I'd recommend pulling the hubs and checking them rather than just pushing some grease in there.
__________________
Neither Skinny Nor Pretty DEAK Racing 4517 Ultra 4 Mod Class Rig
Barn sale! Check out what's left!
Surviving Project Car Hell - We have all been there
JohnnyJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #3
frdtrckmnrich
FORD The Best Never Rest
 
frdtrckmnrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-07-06
Location: Fruitport MI
Posts: 3,005
iTrader: (46)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyJ View Post
I'd recommend pulling the hubs and checking them rather than just pushing some grease in there.
X2, That's where most problems start from.
frdtrckmnrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #4
bigcountrysg
Countryboy
 
bigcountrysg's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-07-07
Location: Willis Michigan
Posts: 1,599
iTrader: (3)
x3 on the inspection of the wheelbearings, clean them and then repack them with grease.
bigcountrysg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #5
GreaseMonkey
Senior Member
 
GreaseMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: Washington, MI
Posts: 17,875
iTrader: (22)
Check how bad some of the rust has gotten, like if it has gone through or not. I'd also check the suspension and axle for similar issues.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerryann View Post
I am not a lesbian but if I was I would do her.
GreaseMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #6
Mclovin
"The Situation"
 
Mclovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Dearborn Heights, Mi
Posts: 14,390
iTrader: (15)
Send a message via AIM to Mclovin Send a message via Yahoo to Mclovin
Do a service on the wheel bearings.. ( clean inspect, repack) adjust all the brakes. Make sure the rust hasn't gotten too structural (crumbling frame rails). and Make sure all your lights are in working order..
Mclovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #7
GreaseMonkey
Senior Member
 
GreaseMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: Washington, MI
Posts: 17,875
iTrader: (22)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddinguy View Post
Do a service on the wheel bearings.. ( clean inspect, repack) adjust all the brakes. Make sure the rust hasn't gotten too structural (crumbling frame rails). and Make sure all your lights are in working order..
Good job in adding things that HAVEN'T been posted already...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerryann View Post
I am not a lesbian but if I was I would do her.
GreaseMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #8
Plato2k5
In Da Faaaaaace!!!
 
Plato2k5's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-25-05
Location: WMU Kzoo Mi / Livonia, MI
Posts: 5,393
iTrader: (17)
Send a message via AIM to Plato2k5
check that the brake-away works. Check the nuts and bolts on suspension, u-bolts,
Plato2k5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Tow rigs and trailers
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.09215 seconds with 26 queries