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Old 03-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #1
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Trailer Log?

After moving from a MH to TT, I am curious how most track trailer usage for maintenance purposes. Mileage log or just timed inervals for services? Is there a recommeded app, or old fasioned pen and paper? Thanks.

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:04 AM   #2
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What kind of maintenance? Brakes, wheel bearings? If we go on a big summer trip I'll go through it before we go. Each trip is 7-8000 kms and bearings have been fine with that interval. This summer we might just stick around town so I likely won't bother, just make sure brakes work at each tire.

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:23 AM   #3
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For me it is timed intervals.


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Old 03-14-2019, 10:48 AM   #4
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Whats nice my new Ram truck keeps track of tt miles and I can break it out by trips. I have set intervals as to when I do maintenance on brakes and bearings. I also keep a written log marking down the mileage for each trip. Later RJD
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:05 AM   #5
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I do a milage log.
Starting and ending truck mileage. (then math).
Date in and out (then math)
Park name.
Notes about site.

So I can math out length of season, mileage, nights spent, number of weekends...
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:50 PM   #6
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I just do maintenance on camper in the spring
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:17 PM   #7
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Seems like I do some kind of maintenance anytime I use it. Something is always loose or needing adjustment.

Roof I thoroughly inspect twice a year. Wheel bearings repacked once a year during which I inspect the suspension, brakes, and hitch.

I have no idea how many miles we've gone, and I don't really care to.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:35 PM   #8
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:57 PM   #9
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My F150 also keeps track of trailer with brakes mileage. Since the only trailer I have with brakes is my TT, it makes it easy to track my TT miles.
I always do bearings in the spring and test the brakes every time I hook up.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:55 PM   #10
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Yea the new F150s allow you to label trailers. You have to manually pick which one if there are not differences like brakes etc. I tow my TT and a small trailer. It will pick up which one based on brakes. Beyond that I have to create a new trailer.

I also track based on the trips we take and mapping my routes but that does not account for storage and maintenance etc..

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