Customer Testimonial:

My company, All Area Trucking, had my trailer repaired at NY-NJ Trailer Supply and their work was great. They did the job right the first time around. I will return for more work in the future. If you’re local or out-of-state, they are worth the trip.

Shaune, Owner

Trailering Tips

For information about options for your own trailer needs, please visit our Service and Repair page.

NY-NJ Trailer Supply also carries The Trailer Handbook in our store. This book is a great resource for individuals to understand trailers and towing safety for recreational and commercial purposes.   

DO


  • Reduce your speed gradually.
  • Hold the steering wheel as steady as possible.
  • If your trailer has electric brakes, apply the trailer brakes alone, without using the tow vehicle’s brakes.


DON’T

  • Don’t hit your brake pedal hard unless absolutely necessary. A “jackknife” can result.
  • Don’t try to steer out of the sway condition. Sudden or violent steering can make it worse.
  • Don’t speed up. Sway increases as you go faster.
  • Don’t continue towing a trailer that tends to sway. You may lose control during an emergency maneuver or if the conditions listed above occur.


Trip Preparation Checklist
(Courtesy of Dexter Axle)

The following preparation resource was developed by Dexter Axle. Please visit their website at www.dexteraxle.com for more information about their company and the products they provide. You may also download their PDF here

There are a number of simple rules to follow in caring for your trailer axle assembly that can add to its life and in the case of some of these rules, you may be protecting your own life as well. 

Using the following checklist before starting a trip with your trailer is highly recommended. Some of these items should be checked 2-3 weeks prior to a planned trip to allow sufficient time to perform maintenance. 

  1. Check your maintenance schedule and be sure you are up-to-date.
  2. Check hitch. Is it showing wear? Is it properly lubricated?
  3. Fasten safety chains and breakaway switch actuating chain securely. Make certain the breakaway battery is fully charged.
  4. Inspect towing hookup for secure attachment.
  5. Load your trailer so that approximately 10% of the trailers total weight is on the hitch. For light trailers this should be increased to 15%.
  6. Do Not Overload. Stay within your gross vehicle rated capacity (consult your trailers identification plate).
  7. Inflate tires according to manufacturer's specifications; inspect tires for cuts, excessive wear, etc.
  8. Check wheel mounting nuts/bolts with a torque wrench. Torque in proper sequence, to the levels specified.
  9. Make certain the brakes are synchronized and functioning properly.
  10. Check tightness of hanger bolt, shackle bolt, and U-bolt nuts per torque values specified in manual.
  11. Check operation of all lights.
  12. Check that your trailer is towing in a level position and adjust hitch height if required. 

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL RESOURCES


DANGER
DO NOT MODIFY PRODUCT. TOWING VEHICLE MUST BE IN GOOD CONDITION. USE ONLY FOR TRAILER TOWING AND/OR ATTACHMENT OF CEQUENT PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS INC. ACCESSORIES. DO NOT EXTEND ORIGINAL STRUCTURE. DO NOT TOW ONE TRAILER BEHIND ANOTHER, WHICH MAY CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL. FAILURE TO HEED WARNINGS AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, VEHICLE CRASH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. DO NOT OVERLOAD ANY PART OF YOUR TOWING SYSTEM.



NY-NJ Trailer Supply, located in Butler, NJ, has proudly serviced Ringwood, Wayne, West Milford, Kinnelon, Pompton Lakes, Wanaque, Pompton Plains, Pequannock, and other Northern New Jersey locations since 1936.