Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Snowmobile Trailer

Snowmobiles are an essential part of winter life up here in Minnesota. Avid enthusiasts take amazing care of their snowmobiles, making sure it is well maintained, cleaned, and kept safe… But there is one thing that many people tend to forget! Snowmobile trailers tend to become an afterthought, but in reality they are an essential part of the snowmobiling lifestyle and need to be properly cared for and maintained as well.

Keep it Clean

Most people keep their snowmobiles in tip top shape. Cleaning off the grime and salt after a ride… But the trailer tends to get neglected. Due to all of the salt on the roads though, you will want to wash off your snowmobile trailer as often as possible in order to keep it in good operating condition. Make sure you hit the underside well since that is where the salt tends to build up. The best way to get the bottom of your trailer as easily as possible without causing any damage is to jack up the tongue as high as you can to easily access the underside of your trailer.

Start From The Ground Up

It really is the small things that make the biggest difference. Checking to make sure everything on your snowmobile trailer is in good working order can truly extend the life of your trailer. Check all of the bolts and make sure they are tightened, make sure tired are properly filled with air and that they have good tread left.. You will also want to regularly check the breaks and your axle as well. If anything is a bit off, go ahead and fix the issue or replace needed parts. Better to catch and fix a small issue before it turns into a massive problem!

Check Your Wiring

After giving your trailer a good wash down, you want to check the wires just to be sure nothing got knocked loose during the washing process. Make sure everything is connected correctly so that the lights worm, your coupler and hitch are fully functioning, and then you will be ready to go!

Maintenance is important with every type of vehicle and towable, but specially those that are used in the snow! Salt from the roads can cause some serious damage, but with these 3 simple tips you can greatly extend the life of your snowmobile trailer!

Here at M&G Trailer Sales, we are dedicated to helping you with all of your trailer needs! No matter if you are looking to make a purchase, have your current trailer serviced, or looking for some upgraded parts… Our experts have you covered!

 

Snowmobile Maintenance Tips Before Hitting The Powder

Snowmobile Maintenance Tips Before Hitting The Powder

With the winter chill starting to set in, it is no surprise that so many are ready to get out and hit the powder. Before getting out there though, it is pertinent that you ensure your Snowmobile is ready and safe. These Snowmobile maintenance tips will help you make sure everything is ready to go before you hit the fresh powder.

Service Your Chains

The chains on your snowmobile should be properly lubed and adjusted to manufacturers specifications prior to heading out for a day of fun. If you have left your winter toy sit in storage for the warmer months, it is time to make sure everything is copacetic. Your parts should be bathed in oil to keep everything in cool working order. Annually, you will need to drain and change this oil. This will keep your snowmobile in tip top condition year after year.

How is Your clutch?

Your clutch is a pretty important piece of your snowmobile. It is what gets power to the ground to make your vehicle get going! To make sure your clutch hooks up correctly, it is important that you properly maintain it. One thing you can do it take a scrubby pad and scour the sheaves to make sure any glaze is removed. Work from the center out, and once you are don, reinstall your belt and set the tension according to your manufacturer’s settings.

Check Your Bolts

No one wants loose bolts on their snowmobile. So after being in storage for the Summer, you will want to go over your sled with a wrench and make sure everything is tightened properly and ready to come out for the winter.

Replace Carbides

The last think you want is to be riding through the woods on thin carbides and cause a wreck. These are super easy to replace and can be picked up at any part’s store. Seriously, go grab some, replace them and save yourself some potential medical bills.

Inspect Your Exhaust

Last but not least, you want to inspect your exhaust. This area of your sled is prone to issues, so it is important to make sure everything is clean and not covered with an oily sticky mess. Usually, if you see a sticky mess there is something loose. Making sure everything is maintained will save you a lot of headaches later on.

So if you are excited to hit the fresh powder this winter, go ahead and give your sled a good once over to make sure you don’t run into any issues when you are out in top of a mountain!

Don’t forget to head over and check out M&G Trailer Sales for all of your Snowmobile Hauling needs this Winter Season.

Cargo Trailer Upgrades At M&G Trailer Sales

Cargo Trailer Upgrades At M&G Trailer Sales

Could your Cargo Trailer use a little TLC? Maybe you have been wanting to do some additions, make some changes, or find some fantastic modifications that will take your trailer to the next level. No matter your desire, M&G Trailer Sales has the Cargo Trailer Upgrades for you.

Exterior Upgrades

Cargo Trailer Upgrades

If you are wanting some exterior upgrades, consider adding in some Ladder Racks to your Cargo Trailer. This one upgrade will add significantly to the storage capacity of your trailer. With room for ladders on the outside, you save a ton of all important space on the inside!

Extended Loading Ramps

Cargo Trailer Upgrades

Another useful Cargo Trailer upgrade that adds quite a bit of function is an extended loading ramp. By extending the length of the loading ramp, you decrease the angle of the ramp making it easier for loading certain things on your trailer. One example would be loading vehicles with low ground clearance. The longer ramp decreases the chance of damaging bumpers and valances.

Fuel Fill Doors

Do you haul snowmobiles and ATVs often? Yes, well then you know how inconvenient it can be to try to fill them with gas while in a Cargo Trailer. With Fuel Fill Doors though, this is made so much easier! You can fill up right at the pump now and not worry about gas cans.

Looking For More Cargo Trailer Upgrades?

M&G Trailer Sales offers these and many other trailer upgrade services. Take a look around and find the perfect upgrade to make your life easier. We do it all, from getting you the product to installation.

For more information or an estimate, you can contact us here or give us a call at 763-316-4006.

How To Secure Your Trailer To Protect Your Property

Chances are, if you own a trailer you haul important cargo. Whether you are hauling heavy equipment on a flatbed trailer or a lawnmower on your utility trailer…Maybe you transport your horses or want to take your snowmobile out for a weekend trip… No matter what you haul, your cargo is important to you and that is why we want to ensure you have the ability to protect your property and prevent potential theft.

Locking When Unhitched

Especially if you are making long haul trips, there will probably come a time when you need to unhitch your trailer from your vehicle. An unhitched trailer is at risk of being stolen, but there is a way you can prevent trailer theft and set your mind at ease during these times. Simple locks, such as this Trimax Coupler Lock, are designed to be used when the trailer is unhitched and will prevent neerdowells from hooking up your trailer to their vehicle and driving away into the night.

Get A Custom Paint Job

So this may sound a bit silly, but having your trailer painted with a custom paint job makes it less likely to be stolen. Think about it this way, someone steals a generic looking snowmobile trailer, it is not likely to be found quickly since it blends in with the hundreds of other snowmobile trailers in the area. However, if someone tries to steal a custom painted snowmobile trailer, it is going to stick out like a sore thumb and is much more likely to be found quickly. Most thieves will shy away from stealing a custom trailer for this very reason.

Lock Your Spare Tire

Many trailers have a spare tire on them. While these are amazing to have in case of an emergency, they are also susceptible to theft.  You can easily prevent spare tire theft off of your trailer by purchasing a Spare Tire Nut Locker. This will keep any hooligans from easily taking your tire right off of your trailer.

Invest in an Alarm

In order to better protect your enclosed trailer, you can invest in an alarm system that you can easily arm when you are away. That way if anyone tries to open your door without the key, you will be made aware of the situation.  Trailer alarms tend to make an ear piercingly high pitched noise that will deter any thief! Alarms are one of the best things you can invest in that can help prevent trailer theft.

GPS Tracking Devices

Did you know you can install GSP tracking on pretty much any trailer? While this may not technically prevent trailer theft, it will make it much more likely that you will locate your trailer in the event that it is stolen. We microchip our pets, why not do the same to your trailer and protect your highly important investment!

Insure Your Trailer

Again, this isn’t a preventative but in the event that you do end up with a stolen trailer, you will be happy you took this step. A trailer is an investment. It is an integral part of your business, so it should be properly insured in case of any emergency.  You wouldn’t drive a car without insurance…so you shouldn’t have a trailer without it either!

So if you are ready to get serious about protecting your assets, let M&G help you come up with the solutions you need! At M&G Trailers, we carry a wide variety of security options, including tongue and coupler locks, door locks, wheel locks and so much more! If you don’t see the specific security product you want, don’t fret, we will do everything in our power to get that product in just for you!

How To Get The Best Value On Your Trade

Looking to upgrade your current trailer to something a little newer? Maybe you need something larger for your growing business or smaller because you want to decrease your haul load. No matter what your reason, chances are you are going to be trading in your old one and, of course, you are going to want top dollar for your trade. We want to help you get the most value out of your trade by sharing a few secrets to getting the best trade in value on your used trailer!

Proper Maintenance

This is probably going to be a no-brainer, but if you maintain your trailer for the life of your ownership, it will help when it comes to holding value. Get it serviced when needed, make sure you keep up with tire rotations and replacements, have your brakes serviced, etc…  Proper trailer upkeep will ensure that your trade in value is as high as it can be when it comes time to get rid of it.

Fix Body Damage

If you have dings or dents, you should probably get them fixed before taking your trailer to trade. Ensuring the body is presentable and well taken care of will help increase the value of your trade in. Now you don’t need to go out and get a whole new paint job just to trade in your trailer, but if you maintain the body and paint over the years then it should still look nice when you decide to trade it in.

No Rust

Got rust? You’ve got a problem! One of the main things any dealer will look for is if your trailer has rust. Having rust can kill the value of your trade, so before you go, make sure any rust issues have been taken care of.

Clean It Up

Want to make sure you get the most for your trade? Then clean her up! A sparkling like-new trailer will fetch more than one coming in looking worn and used. Basically the dealer wants something that has been maintained, taken care of, and looks beautiful enough to resell for a profit.

Talk To An Expert

If you really aren’t sure what your trailer is worth and want to talk to an expert before settling on a trade, M&G Trailer Sales can help you out! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and ready to help you with all of your trailer needs. Whether you need trade in advice, service, parts, or want to buy something new, the experts at M&G have you covered!

Looking for Parts and Equipment? Let M&G Help You!

M&G Trailer Sales, Parts and Equiptment

M&G Trailers is the premier trailer sales and service business in Minnesota. If you are looking to purchase a new Utility Trailer, Car Hauler, Cargo Trailer, Snowmobile Trailer or ATV Trailer, M&G is ready with a knowledgeable and friendly sales staff to find you the trailer of your dreams. Did you know that M&G Trailer Sales also carries all of the parts and equipment you may need to maintain your new trailer though? That’s right, it isn’t just the place to buy your trailer, it is also your number one choice for parts and equipment.

Parts and Equipment at M&G Trailer

At M&G Trailer, you can choose from the widest variety of parts and equipment for your trailer. No matter if you are repairing your Cargo Trailer, upgrading your Snowmobile Hauler, or doing customization to your Utility Trailer, there will be something here to fit your needs.

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How To Stop Your Trailer From Swaying On The Road

Whether your towing debris from a DIY home improvement project, trailering horses, or headed out an an RV vacation don’t make your trip too exciting with a swaying, swerving, out of control trailer. Sway is the bogeyman of novice towers and the nemesis of those tackling winding mountain roads and sharing byways with 18-wheelers.

Learn to master the impacts of trucks and bad weather that are unavoidable and take steps before you head out and while you’re driving to avoid preventable sway, or fishtailing, while on the road.

A fishtailing trailer is a leading cause of towing accidents and are almost always preventable by setting up your trailer properly and driving mindfully.

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How To Protect your Trailers And Snowmobiles From Winter’s Harshness

As proclaimed by the popular medieval themed fantasy TV series ‘Game of Thrones’, “Winter is coming”. While you may not need to worry about an undead army lead mythical creatures known as “white walkers”, winter weather does pose a real threat to the structural integrity and functionality of your trailer. The harshness of the cold that comes along with the winter season in addition to the other elements produced by the temperature drop can cause serious damage to your trailer if not prepped properly.

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