Check lug nuts for proper tightness.
overheating. Extended overheating could result in
complete loss of the trailer brakes.
Check tie-downs and make sure boat is secured to
To help prevent overheating, slow down while ap-
proaching the crest of a hill and maintain a slow,
controlled downhill speed. Apply brakes in short
intervals to allow time between braking for the
brakes to cool off.
Check the springs and under carriage for loose
Before towing, close and secure all hatches, doors,
and windows. Securely store all equipment and
canvas. Installed tops, side curtains, and aft curtains
can be damaged while towing.
In mountain regions, extra care is required due
to extreme braking conditions. If not equipped
with a “rugged duty towing package” use turn-
outs often to allow brakes to cool otherwise
loss of trailer brakes could result. Consult with
your Four Winns dealer regarding a “rugged
duty towing package” for your towing require-
Carry a spare tire for both the trailer and towing
vehicle. On extended trips, carry spare wheel bear-
ings, seals, and races. Be sure and carry the proper
tools to complete the repairs.
keep wheel bearings properly lubricated. Insp-
ect the wheel bearings periodically and check
When rounding turns on highways or streets, DO
NOT cut corners. Also, travel slowly over railroad
If the trailer begins to “ﬁshtail” when acceler at ing,
reduce speed until it ceases. If the trailer “ﬁshtails”
again during acceleration, stop to investigate the
cause of the problem. Check for improper trailer
load and uneven weight distribution inside the boat.
Check the winch line and tie-downs. Also check the
tires for proper inﬂation or damage. If neces sary,
redistribute the load before continuing.
0. Before trailering, inspect the bearings for wear and
adequate lubrication. When traveling, check the
wheel hubs during stops at gas stations, restaurants
or other places. If the hub feels abnormally hot, the
bearing should be inspected before continuing the
For additional information on trailering, refer to the “Boat-
ing Basics” manual included in the owner’s packet.
Be sure to check the towing vehicle manufactu-
rer’s literature for recommendations on towing.
S - 5
Install outside rear view mirrors on both sides of the
towing vehicle to improve vision. Check the rear
view mirrors at frequent intervals to be sure trailer
and boat are riding smoothly.
A. Care of Exterior Finish
When using the trailer, keep in mind the paint can scratch
and become marred during normal use. In most cases,
touch-up paint can be ordered. Please contact a Four
Winns dealer for assistance.
2. Allow at least one car and trailer length between
vehicles for each 10 mph. DO NOT tailgate.
Use low gear (on manual transmissions) when
traveling up steep hills or over sand, gravel, or dirt
Some maintenance is required to maintain the ﬁnish
and minimize rusting. The trailer should be washed
and rinsed with clean water immediately after each use.
Depending upon use, waxing is recommended twice a
year. Use paste wax designed for enamel paint.
Use care if shifting to a lower gear while traveling
downhill. This could activate the trailer’s surge
brakes for the duration of the downhill run and cause
Trailer Information - Section S
Owner’s Manual Page 127
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