Routine Maintenance

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

Here is a list of some checks you will want to do every trip and every 3 months or 3,000 miles.

Note:If you need to remove or replace any of the 8-point headed screw

Tire pressure Inflate all tires to the proper pressure.
Wheel lugs, nuts, & bolts Tighten to proper torque specifications.
Coupler ball or 5th wheel pin Check for unusual wear, sufficient lube and lock mechanism.
Safety chains and hitch ball Check for unusual wear on chain links and hitch ball.
Coupler Check the safety pin to make sure it is fastening properly.
Brakes Check operation and proper adjustment.
Breakaway battery and switch Check the battery in the breakaway system regularly.
Doors, windows, and vents You must close all doors, windows, and vents before travel.
Lights Replace spent bulbs and fix any broken lights.
Load distribution Make sure cargo weight is properly distributed.
Table 2. Every 3 months or 3,000 miles
Items Procedure
Welds Check welds for cracking and separations.
Hinges Lubricate w/ light oil.
Tie downs, E-track, and D-rings Check to make sure the hardware has no cracks and is fastened tight.

s, use a #2 square head bit on any fastener that looks like a star head.

All Models

Brakes

Your trailer brakes must be inspected and serviced every 3,000 miles or once a year. Remember the more you use it the more you will want to have your brakes checked. If you are not sure about anything, remember to look at your Axle Manufacturer’s Service Manual.

Coupler

Check your coupler before every trip. Look to see if there are any cracks and that the locking mechanism is in proper working order.

Frame Maintenance

Over time, road use will begin to chip away at the factory-protected underside of your trailer. This is where trailers receive the most punishment. Gravel, rocks, and any loose road debris are thrown up and hit the bottom of your trailer. You need to check the underside of your trailer at least once a year or every 3,000 miles. If you notice any bare spots, please touch-up with an automotive undercoating or matching frame paint.

Lug Nuts

Check lug nut tightness before your first trip and after 50 miles, 75 miles, and 150 miles. You will want to recheck at least every 3 months or 3,000 miles.

Welds

Please check your welds every 3 months or 3,000 miles for any cracks or fractures. If you notice any cracks or fractures, please contact your Forest River dealer immediately.

Maintenance Record

There is a maintenance record at the back of this manual. Please use this record book to keep track of all the work you do on your trailer. It will help keep your trailer in the best shape possible.

Tires and Wheels

Always check your tire pressure before using your trailer. When checking tire pressure, always check when tires are cold. If you are not sure of proper pressure, you can find it on the sidewall of your tires. DO NOT change your tire pressure for the load of the trailer. If you do, it can cause excessive tire wear and even a blowout.

ct your Forest River dealer immediately.