You think you've got a tough job ahead of you getting your trailer back in shape? It could be worse.

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That trailer of yours has definitely seen better days. Look at it over there; are those weeds growing around its tires? Wait, is it missing a tire? Face it, buddy: Your trailer is falling apart.

You loved it once. You got it as a present for your birthday years back, and you thought it was the shiniest, coolest, most practical thing you'd ever seen. Now, it sits like a depressed, neglected hulk in the driveway. You and your trailer need to spend some quality time together again.

Sure, you could take it to a specialist. There are plenty of business owners making a good living by maintaining other people's trailers. But what better way to pass a pleasant afternoon than getting your trailer back up to snuff? It's going to take a little bit of elbow grease and some time, but with our advice you'll have your trailer back into road-ready condition.

In this article, we'll look at ways to keep your trailer maintained. You'll learn about what to use when washing it. We'll teach you what parts to keep lubricated and how to do it. We'll also cover maintaining the tires and inspecting the lighting system. In no time, you'll be able to get your trailer back in shape. Read the next page to get started.