BREAKAWAY SYSTEM DOT regulations require that a trailer’s battery keep or hold the trailer from rolling for- ward for 15-minutes after stopping. Check the battery on a regular basis for adequate output and charge if necessary. The proper hookup for cable is to loop it around something permanent on the tow vehicle but not the ball hitch insert or hitch. If there is a failure of any of these items, the plug pulls out of the switch and activates brakes. The plug must be pushed in completely so the brakes are not dragging. This will drain the battery if the pin remains pulled out. THE BATTERY SUPPLIED WITH THIS KIT IS RECHARGEABLE AND MUST BE MAINTAINED. • CHECK CONDITION OF BATTERY AND CHARGE PRIOR TO TRIP. • CHARGE BATTERY PER ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS. • DO NOT EXCEED 1.2 AMPS MAX. CHARGE. INLINE CHARGER IS AVAILABLE THROUGH PACE AMERICAN
ROOF VENTS Roof vents on all Pace American trailers are designed to allow light into the trailer during the daytime along with fresh air. Also warm air will escape when the vent is open. However, your roof vent is not designed to be open when traveling. Make sure that all vents are closed prior to towing over the road.
ROOF MAINTENANCE Inspect the roof coating once a year. Check for shrinking or cracked sealant that will lead to roof leak. Pace uses high quality self leveling caulk which is available through Pace or local RV dealers. Do not allow excessive snow build-up on the roof. Brush snow off of roof after a heavy snow. The excessive weight may damage trailer voiding warranty. Do not walk on trailer’s roof unless you ordered a trailer with extra support for that purpose.
EXTERIOR SKIN MAINTENANCE Clean exterior aluminum streaks with Black Streak Remover. Wash exterior often with a soft brush and a quality RV or Trailer Wash and Wax solution.
ALL FLOOR AND RAMP SURFACES ARE SLIPPERY WHEN
COVERED WITH ICE, SNOW OR WET.
FLOOR TREATMENT To promote longevity and ease of clean-up on your plywood floor we suggest painting it with a good quality oil-based porch and deck enamel. This will seal the floor and make oil clean-up and sweeping-out much easier. When parking trailer housing recently used snowmobiles, tilt the trailer and open doors to allow melted snow to run out. This will allow floor to dry. • TO PREVENT WARPING AND ROTTING OF FLOORING, REMOVE STANDING SNOW AND WATER AFTER EACH USE. • FOR BEST MAINTENANCE OF EXTERNAL FINISH, WASH ROAD SALT OFF TRAILER AFTER EACH USE.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE (continued)
FRAME MAINTENANCE Cargo trailers take the worst kind of abuse on the underneath, frame side. Anything thrown up by the tow vehicle will chip away at the frame coating. It is suggested that inspections are made periodically and any bare spots be touched up with undercoating.
WHITE AND CHROME WHEEL MAINTENANCE Your new wheels do require care to maintain their factory appearance. We strongly suggest you take a few reasonable steps to protect your investment. Typical road soils trap moisture which can cause corrosion over a period of time. Brake dust is also corrosive and can cause pitting of the wheels finish. These soils must be removed regularly, possibly weekly, depending on your driving habits. After cleaning, always apply a coat of soft non-abrasive cream wax to help prevent surface corrosion. Surface corrosion or rust can be pre- vented with proper care and is not covered under warranty.
ALUMINUM RIM MAINTENANCE Your wheels’ finish should be treated as you would treat the finish of your car. The aluminum rims are clearcoated to preserve the finish and ease the clean- ing. Most household cleaning agents are too harsh for the finish on your wheels and must be avoided. Do not use any cleaning agent with a lye or acid base. The only factory-approved wheel cleaner is: Aluminum Wash and Brightener, Wheel Care Symbol F, by Eagle One. Always follow the manufac- turer’s recommendations on the bottle for safe and effective cleaning.
TIRES, RIMS AND LUGNUTS This trailer is equipped with quality tubeless tires. The recommended air pressure is found on the tire sidewall. Always replace tires with the same designated type and size. It is extremely important to apply and maintain proper wheel mounting torque on your trailer axle. Torque is a measure of the amount of tightening applied to a fastener (nut or bolt) and is expressed as length x force. For example, a force of 90 pounds applied at the end of wrench one foot long will yield 90 • ON THE FIRST TRIP, TIGHTEN WHEEL LUGS AT START AND AT 10 MILES, 25 MILES AND AGAIN AT 50 MILES. • THEREAFTER, CHECK WHEEL LUGS BEFORE EACH TRIP. • FOLLOWING WINTER STORAGE, CHECK BEFORE BEGINNING A TRIP. • FOLLOWING EXCESSIVE BRAKING, INSPECT WHEEL LUGS.