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Signs You Need to Repair Your Horse Float Trailer

If you own a horse float trailer, you will no doubt want to do everything you can to keep it in good condition. However, over time wear and tear can take its toll on any trailer. Below is a guide to some signs that it's time to repair or replace your horse float trailer. 

Faulty Brakes

One of the key components of any horse float trailer is the brakes. It's important to make sure they are working properly at all times. If you hear squealing when using the brakes, this could be an indicator that they need to be replaced due to worn pads or drums. You should also check that the brakes evenly apply pressure while braking and they don't pull the trailer in one direction or another. Any signs of uneven braking could indicate problems with the suspension and may mean that it needs replacing too.

Rust and Corrosion

This is especially important if you live in wetter climates where rust can cause significant damage to your float quickly. Rust can weaken metal parts and corrode them, leading them to become dangerous for use and potentially causing accidents if not addressed quickly enough. During regular maintenance checks on your float, make sure you inspect for any signs of rust or corrosion on both inside and outside surfaces as well as underneath your float too.

Addressing rust issues early on can help prevent more serious problems from arising down the line, so pay special attention to any areas where moisture might be able to build up – such as near windows, doors or grooves in panels etc. This can help keep maintenance costs low by catching issues early before they become major repairs needed later on down the line.

Worn Tires and Wheels

Look out for bald spots on tires, which indicate that they need replacing; also check if there has been any damage done to rims that may have caused leaks – these should also be checked as having insufficient air pressure in tires can lead to unsafe riding conditions. Finally, look closely at wheel bearings which can become worn over time.


As a responsible owner of a horse float trailer, it's important to pay close attention to potential signs of wear and tear so that repairs can be made quickly before further damage occurs. If you would like further info, contact a horse float servicing shop today.