It is important to maintain your Off Grid Trailer to keep you out on the trail longer. Proper maintenance will extend the life of your trailer and its components.
One of the most common inquiries we get, here at Off Grid trailers, is what tools you need to remove/replace an item or to do the scheduled maintenance checks from the owner’s manual.
This article will document what you absolutely need in order to stay safe on the road, as well as some handy extra tools that help when it comes to installing and removing the stubborn fasteners.
Many fasteners on the trailer, especially 1/4″ diameter fasteners (with the PH3 heads,) have the threads coated in blue thread locker at the factory. Just as its name implies, this product locks threads. It hardens when in the absence of air and when exposed to the ferrous materials in the fasteners – taking up gaps between threads such that the fastener is much less likely to loosen with vibration and other loads. Because this product is present, it is much more difficult to remove the 1/4″ screws and other fasteners than it would be otherwise. The impact driver, when set on maximum torque in reverse, is the best way to remove the philips heads screws, for example those retaining the battery box. When reassembling the parts you’ve taken apart it is a good idea to clean up the threads with a wire wheel or brush, as much as possible. We recommend cleaning the threads with brake cleaner, and applying a drop or two of thread locker before reinstalling.
This article is subject to additions and changes, so come back and check it out from time to time as you maintain your trailer and plan your trips.
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Being from Canada we know a thing or two about cold winters. As outdoor enthusiasts with a love for camping, we also understand the desire to camp in your Off Grid Trailer year-round. As the temperatures cool down and the rain turns to white, fluffy snow in the up north and in higher altitudes, we can’t help but think of the possibilities of winter camping. Unique snow-covered landscapes and more challenging trails await us and our Off Grid Trailer.
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