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Keep your connection to the road in excellent condition

KEEP YOUR CONNECTION TO THE ROAD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

Maintaining your tires and your tires’ connection to the trailer is one of the most critical maintenance elements for your Boreas camper.

Maintaining your tires and your tires’ connection to the trailer is one of the most critical maintenance elements for your Boreas camper.

Within the first week of operation (and once/year thereafter, preferably before your camping season begins) take time to lift the trailer with the rear jacks, turn the wheels individually by hand and make sure they are running smoothly and there is no slack in the wheels when moved side to side. Tighten the hub nut to take the slack out and re-check.

The recommended pressure for the tires is 35 psi. If you are going offroad on some bumpy or washboard terrain you will want to lower the tire pressure to anywhere from 15-25 psi. We do not recommend going lower than 15 psi.

Once you are back on paved roads, look for a gas station or car wash to air the tires back up. Driving at high speeds at a low psi is not recommended as the tire can fail.

When inspecting your tires, make sure the lug nuts are screwed in securely, we recommend 110 foot pounds, and that the tires are wearing evenly. If they are wearing unevenly it could be time for an alignment, which is recommended every 12k miles or 2 years.

Grease the bearings every 12k miles, or at least once a year. Blaster Maximum HD Grease is used by Boreas Campers for the bearings, bushings and hitch zerk. Please see our blog at boreascampers.com for step-by-step instructions on greasing the bearings.

Re-pack the ball bearings every 2 years or 12,000 miles. This can be done at any RV service shop, or schedule a service appointment by emailing service@boreascampers.com. The grease in the bearings prevents frictions and allows the wheel to turn freely, but overtime that grease breaks down and more needs to be added. Failing to properly maintain the ball bearings could end in the tire and spindle welding together from heat, and eventually your tire falling off (normally at a very inopportune time ie: in motion).

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