Q. How do I open the extendable trailer?
A. First, unlatch both retaining latches at the back of the trailer near the gate. Apply the brake button or place wheel chalk in FRONT of the wheel. Pull forward until you hear the trailer open (keep clear of the folding floor). Unpin the side rails and place them in the closed position and re-pin.
Q. To close the extendable trailer?
A. First, unpin the side rails and rotate them back and secure them with the retaining pins. On the drivers side there is a handle (also called a cam). Pull up on this until it locks into place and the yellow folding floor is bent upward (stay clear of this movement and keep others clear). Return to the vehicle and apply the brake button (max level). Back up until you hear and feel the trailer close and lock. This can also be done with wheel chalks that are placed BEHIND the wheel.
Q. What is a wheel chalk?
A. These are yellow v-shaped metal angle pieces. They can be used as a step when on each side of the trailer and placed either in front or in back of the wheel to anchor it for opening and closing the trailer (See owners manual for specific use).
Q. Can I load the extenadable part of the trailer?
A. Yes, the extending part of the trailer will hold the same weight as the main body of the trailer. See owner’s manual for specific guidelines for safety loading a trailer.
Q. Will the trailer open and close while loaded?
A. Yes, as long as the load is not on the extending portion. The load must be secured off the yellow extending floor to open and close. See owners manual for specific opening and closing instructions.
Q. Can I re-grease the extendable trailer?
Yes, any general purpose or marine grease may be used. Farm use high tack grease may also be used. Openings along the extendable (grease ports) are in place to allow for easy access. See owner’s manual for specific instructions.
Q. Can the extendable trailer be washed?
A. Yes, washing the trailer will not harm the extending trailer.