Checks to Make before you Leave

BRAKES:

Check fluid levels

Check brake lines for corrosion

Drain condensation water from air tanks

Ensure that the Trailer's towing ball and hook and brake linkages are sufficiently lubricated

Take the unloaded box or trailer for a test run to check the brakes are working correctly and that all tools are easily to hand

COOLING SYSTEM:

Check for leaks on hoses and the engine

With a cold engine the coolant level should be between minimum and maximum

ENGINE:

Check:

oil levels

power steering level

that the fuel filer is drained of water

tension and condition of drive belts

HORSE AREA:

Check:

the floor

partitions and ramp for security

door hinges and locks

ramp hinges

horse ties

vent windows

fresh water system

chassis and body lubrication

breeching and breast bars

LIGHTING & ELECTRICS:

Check all lights and indicators

Check coupling connectors

Make sure that your battery is fully charged, in good condition and that its connections are clean.

LIVING AREA:

Check for gas leaks

Check bolts on living doors

Ensure that there are adequate seat belts for children when travelling

WHEELS & TYRES:

Check:

tyres for side wall damage and pressure

that the trailer's wheel nuts haven't seized through standing or are loose

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