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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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Old 03-16-2019, 11:35 PM   #11
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I use a database on the iPad to keep all maintenance records, mods done and parts purchased. Can keep copies of receipts. It also has the ability to keep detailed records of all trips completed and scheduled, including receipt copies and pictures of the campsite. Best part is the inventory section. Takes about three seconds to tell me the extra hose washers are in Bin 4, driver side, storage compartment three.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:57 AM   #12
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I enter beginning home and then each step in Google maps. That gives me the tow miles. I transfer that into an Excel sheet I update.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:31 PM   #13
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I guess I'm too lazy. The only lists I keep are parts and food I need to buy. I kept a log on my first 4 week cruise on my sailboat, but haven't been able to get the habit going again.

For A-frame maintenance, I try to wash/wax after a trip. Also do any upgrades and/or fix stuff that broke. Check tire pressure and battery water before each trip. Repack bearings, adjust/replace brakes, rotate/balance tires at 3 years. That's about it.

I do estimate miles for each trip during planning, but usually forget to write it down or track it.

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