Tips On Keeping Your Trailer In Pristine Condition In The Winter

Just because there is snow on the ground doesn’t mean it is time to put that your trailer needs to suffer. No matter if you need your trailer for work or play, enclosed, flat bed, or other, Crossroads Trailers has the tips to help you keep your trailer in pristine condition even during the sold and wet winter months.

Keep It Clean

During the winter months, it is very easy to let your trailer get a little extra messy. No one really wants to be outside washing anything in the snow, but if you want to properly maintain and protect your trailer then this is a must.The biggest issue that many trailer owners face in the winter months is the presence of salt on the roads. While salt is amazing for helping with traction and the like, it can do some serious damage to any vehicle or towable. Your best bet is to make sure you wash as often as you can to keep the salt from damaging your trailer. Even if all you do is pray your trailer down with a hose after every trip, this will go a long way in keeping your trailer clean and protected

Store It Properly

Not using your trailer? Then put it in storage for a bit! You want to make sure your trailer is stored in a cool and dark garage. For longer periods of storage, make sure the tires of your trailer are fully inflated. Sometimes you may not be able to keep your trailer inside, and that is okay! If you are storing it outdoors, surfaces like asphalt are recommended to keep your tires in optimum condition, but if grass is the only choice, try parking on pavers.

Maintain Your Tires

Something that many may not think of, is the damage that can be done to trailer tires if put into storage for an extended period of time. If not properly maintained, the tires can degrade and cause a headache for the owner the next time he or she goes to use the trailer. So if you plan on storing your trailer during the winter months, you will want to ensure that your valve stems are in good working condition, meaning they are capped and free of dirt so you won’t have leaking tires.

Keeping your trailer in beautiful winter condition doesn’t have to be too difficult. All it takes is a little time, effort, and some preparation!

If you need help with your Trailer Maintenance this winter, the service experts here at Crossroads would love to help! Everything from maintenance to repairs and even specialized maintenance can be conveniently handled at out service department!

 

What Exactly Is A Destination Trailer?

With such a wide variety of trailers and RVs available on the market today, it can be hard to keep them all separate and know which one is perfect for you. We want to help you make the most informed decision possible when it comes to purchasing your next RV. Our featured RV here, the Destination Trailer. The Destination Trailer is probably one of the least spoken about, but one of the most luxurious on the market today!

So What Is A Destination Trailer?

Destination Trailers are the original tiny home. With the current cultural explosion that is the tiny home movement, the Destination Trailer can proudly say that they did it first. Destinations tend to have some of the highest quality amenities of any type of RV, including full sized washers/dryers, residential refrigerators, and a plethora of other options that are more typical of a home than a travel trailer.

The Destination Trailer has been known by many names, including park model, cabin, villa, residential trailer, resort trailer and more… ( note, park models are technically different than destination trailers but the two are commonly interchanged sometimes incorrectly) … But no matter what you call it, the destination trailer is a true home away from home.

While most travel trailers are meant for life on the go, the destination trailer is meant to be stationary for months at a time. The destination trailer is a perfect option for long term campers. Those who want to find a spot, and settle down for a while before hitting the road again for a new season.

Something that sets the destination trailer apart from its true park model counterpart, is the fact that the destination is self contained. Meaning that they have holding tanks, grey water, and black water tanks and can be hooked to campground hookups if needed. Whereas the traditional park model does not contain these aspects and must be hooked to a residential sewer system.

Destination Trailer Interior

The destination trailer interior is a beautiful sight. Since these trailers tend to be larger and are meant to be stationary for longer periods of time, the interior tends to be more like that of a traditional home.

One of the most notable features of the destination trailer interiors is the kitchen. Most destination trailers have stunning kitchens reminiscent of what you would find in your block home. Equipped with kitchen islands, full sized stoves, residential refrigerators and more these kitchens are meant to be used!

Not only do destination trailers have beautiful kitchens, they tend to have residential style bathrooms as well. Full sized showers, residential toilets and large bathtubs perfect for all your pampering needs even when far away from home. You can see a great example of a stunning trailer bathroom here.

Who Needs A Destination Trailer?

Now that you know what a destination trailer is, you might now be asking who would need one? Well, there are a lot of people that would greatly benefit from the features and amenities that a destination trailer offers.

A perfect example is the snow bird. Someone who has property down south and plans to spend half of the year there while living the other half somewhere else. The destination trailer is a great option for these type of RVers since they are able to leave the trailer in place year round, but don’t have the hassle of a truly permanent residence.

Shop for all types and sizes of RVs at Crossroads Trailer Sales, the #1 Selling 5th Wheel Dealer in NJ, 9 Years in a Row! If you have any questions about Destination Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers, or any of our other units, give us a call at (856) 697-4497 or send us a message on our Contact Page.