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    09-19-2010, 09:46 AM
  #1
Yearling
Protecting steel trailer

Any suggestions or advice to keep a new steel trailer in as good condition as possible. I have no where I can park it in an enclosure. I have thought about buying one of those portable shelters but I don't think my barn will allow it since it wouldn't be uniform with the other trailer parking. I notice allot of the other trailers having the green mold/moss growing on them in the spring/summer time (people just scrub it off). We have lots of rain, humidity and barn is within close distance to a fresh/salt water river. I don't know if tarping it is a good idea or would just trap moisture.

I appreciate the input!
     
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    09-19-2010, 10:10 AM
  #2
Started
Keep it clean... wash it to keep the road grime off. It will help it out immensely.
     
    09-20-2010, 08:55 PM
  #3
Started
You could go buy a trailer cover, they make them for all sizes and then you can also have one custom made. But I agree with WickedNag, keeping it clean will help alot.
     
    09-20-2010, 09:09 PM
  #4
Foal
Yeah, having it exposed to weather is certainly not good. But sometimes it can't be helped. Mainly just keep it clean. And it would be a lot of work, but you could put a good coat of car wax on it. Keep the paint in better shape.
     
    09-20-2010, 09:46 PM
  #5
Yearling
OOh thanks! I found a trailer cover on dover for $160 in the size I need. Sounds like the best investment to keep it in good condition. Waxing a whole trailer sounds like a good weekend project for my husband and I ;)
     
    09-22-2010, 07:44 AM
  #6
Weanling
Just basic maintenance will keep it in better condition. A good washing and a few good coats of wax will help.. A cover if breathable will help, if the cover doesn't breath then your going to have condensation build up on it.
     

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