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<p>Customer Tips</p> : Quick Reference Trailering Checklist
: Quick Reference Trailering Checklist
Quick Reference Trailering Checklist
Created on Thursday November 12, 2015
Properly attach the hitch, safety chains and emergency brake system cable securely to the vehicle.
Retract and or swing the tongue jack up and secure it.
Plug the trailer wire harness to the vehicle plug and then test the lights to see if they are working properly.
Inspect the bow strap and transom tie-down straps.
Tilt the engine up and secure it so that it won't hit the road.
Check the boat for loose gear, canvas or cushions that might blow away.
Adjust the side and rear view mirrors on your vehicle.
Check for proper tire pressure, inspect the tire(s) for excessive wear or damage and check the lug nuts for tightness.
Disconnect the trailer lights and secure the plug so that it doesn't get wet.
Important: don't forget to install the garboard drain plug on the transom.
Turn the battery switch(s) on.
Remove the transom tie-down straps. Leave the bow strap connected until after launching.
Attach dock lines and fenders.
Raise antennas or Bimini tops.
Make sure the fuel primer bulb is primed.
Attach the bow strap and secure boat to the trailer making sure that the boat is sitting properly on the bunks or rollers.
Important: before pulling the boat and trailer out of the water, don't forget to raise the engine.
Lower antennas and Bimini tops and secure them.
Double check the bow strap to make sure it is against the trailer bow stop, then secure the transom tie-down straps.
Secure the engine in the up position.
Reconnect the trailer lights and check their operation.
Secure all loose gear, cushions and any trash so they won't blow away.
Walk around the trailer to double-check the tires, straps and hitch.
Wash the trailer down with fresh water even if it was used in fresh water.