How to Maintain a Texas Pride Trailer

Texas Pride Trailers offers a variety of trailers and custom paint colors.


Maintaining a trailer is crucial for ensuring its longevity, safety, and reliability on the road. Our experts are ready with helpful resources and expert advice to keep your trailer in top condition.

By following a regular maintenance schedule, trailer owners can avoid common pitfalls and ensure their trailers serve them well for years to come.

Here’s another regular maintenance tip: always remember to grease the zerks.

Importance of Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the backbone of trailer longevity and safety. “Every one of our customers receives a downloadable version of our owner’s manual, and in that owner’s manual, there is a schedule that we suggest every trailer owner go through,” said Jordan Fleck, the Warranty, Parts, and Services Manager at Texas Pride Trailers. Adhering to this maintenance schedule, especially for moving parts such as wheel ends, brakes, and hinge points, is essential for keeping a trailer in tip-top working order.

Basic Maintenance Requirements

  • Check tires, electrical systems, and hookup points every 3,000 miles: Ensure that your tires are in good condition, and all electrical connections are secure and functioning properly.
  • Rotate tires and inspect the frame at 6,000 miles: This helps in identifying any potential issues that could lead to bigger problems down the road.
  • Perform wheel and service, including changing bearings and checking brake assemblies at 12,000 miles: This comprehensive check ensures that all critical components are in good working order.
  • Before every trip with your trailer, be sure to check the torque of your lug nuts. If not tightened properly, it will lead to repairs down the road. 
  • Texas Pride Trailers provides a tailored maintenance schedule for different trailer types, ensuring that each trailer receives the care it needs. Owners can check their manual for specific maintenance schedules 

DIY vs. Professional Maintenance

DIY tasks: Checking lights, chains, brakes, and connections are simple tasks that any owner can perform. These basic checks don’t require special skills and are crucial for daily operations.

Professional service required: For more complex maintenance tasks such as wheel and brake services, Fleck recommends seeking professional help. “For your heavier maintenance, we definitely recommend getting somebody that knows what they’re doing,” Fleck said. 

Texas Pride Trailers offers comprehensive service options and is expanding its service availability across locations to better serve its customers.

It’s important to include axle maintenance as part of your regular maintenance schedule.

Common Maintenance Mistakes

Neglecting maintenance due to infrequent use: One common mistake is assuming that a trailer that is not used often does not require regular maintenance.

Overloading the trailer: Exceeding a trailer’s capacity is a frequent issue that can lead to significant damage and safety risks.

Tips for Cost Management

Managing maintenance costs effectively involves planning and understanding where you can save without compromising the integrity of the trailer. Fleck suggests that customers ship Texas Pride Trailer parts to a shop for installation to save money. Additionally, regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs down the line.

Extending Trailer Life and Performance

To extend the life and improve the performance of your trailer, it’s crucial to adhere to its rated capacity and perform daily preventative maintenance. “Don’t make the trailer outperform what it’s supposed to do. The moment you do that is when you’re going to have a lot of issues,” Fleck said.

Following Texas Pride Trailers’ maintenance guidelines is key to ensuring your trailer remains safe, reliable and ready for the road. With both DIY checks and professional services, trailer owners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their trailer is well-maintained and ready for any haul. 

For any and all questions or service needs, Texas Pride Trailers is committed to providing exceptional customer support. 

Reach out to our service department: 936-307-0738 or