If you’re looking at a new or used trailer for sale, it’s important to keep a few things in mind during your search. Whether this is your first time buying a trailer or not, here are a few key things that you’ll want to watch out for before you make a commitment and purchase one.
First and foremost, it’s important to look at the trailer’s braking system. Electronic brake controllers are one of the most important safety features that a trailer has. If there are any damaged wires or the connection system looks a little beat up, it’s not a good sign.
Regardless, you should always ask to see the trailer hooked up to make doubly sure that the brake system works as intended.
The next thing you’ll want to check on is your slider rail system. When looking at this feature, make sure that your slider rails on a use tower are welded to the cross members. It’s important to make sure there are no cracks in the sliders themselves or the welded joints, too. It should be fairly easy to check the slider suspension box from this area, as well.