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post #1 of 11 Old 10-15-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Storing a horse trailer in the winter

Curious what people do with their trailers in the winter. I have a stock type trailer and am concerned about the wet from snow sitting on the floors damaging them. I just spent a small fortune getting a new floor put in. My mats don't quiet cover the entire floor.
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-15-2012, 01:27 PM
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I would tarp it and use bungee cords so you don't create a pocket of moisture to facilitate rust. I've heard that being a problem with conventional trailer covers.

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-15-2012, 01:27 PM
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Tarp it or put it under a shelter of some kind.

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Curious what people do with their trailers in the winter. I have a stock type trailer and am concerned about the wet from snow sitting on the floors damaging them. I just spent a small fortune getting a new floor put in. My mats don't quiet cover the entire floor.
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You should pick the mats up when storing. Water sitting under the mats is what causes rotting. Why not put some plexi or plastic over the slats in the side so snpow won't get in. I am not for tarping. The wind will blow and it will rub your paint.
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What about the tires? Is there anything you can do to keep them from getting damaged?
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Mine is kept inside year round unless I'm using it and mats get pulled if it will be sitting for any length of time.

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What about the tires? Is there anything you can do to keep them from getting damaged?
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You can get tire covers and put them on. This will stop the UV rays from working on the rubber and weakening it over the years.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-16-2012, 09:29 AM
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I store mine attached to my truck and going up and down I-95, keeps the snow and moisture off.
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-16-2012, 09:58 AM
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Ideally you would put the trailer on blocks to get the weight off the tires to avoid flat spots or weather checking and cover them so the UV rays stay off the rubber.
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Ideally you would put the trailer on blocks to get the weight off the tires to avoid flat spots or weather checking and cover them so the UV rays stay off the rubber.
I discussed it with my horse and he's not willing to help me lift it. He's such a jerk sometimes!

How would I set it on blocks? Could I stuff the tires inside the trailer?
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