As the seasons change, many trailer owners find themselves needing to store their trailers for an extended period. Proper off-season storage is crucial to ensure that your trailer remains in good condition, ready for use when you need it again. In this blog, we'll walk you through the essential steps to effectively store your trailer during the off-season, protecting your investment for years to come.

Choose the Right Storage Location

Indoor vs. Outdoor Storage

  • Indoor Storage: Ideal for maximum protection against weather elements. If you have access to a garage or storage facility, this is the best option.
  • Outdoor Storage: If indoor storage isn't an option, choose a safe, level, and well-drained area. Use a quality cover to protect against rain, sun, and debris.

Preparing the Site

  • Clear debris from the storage area.
  • Ensure the ground is level and stable.
  • For outdoor storage, consider a gravel or concrete pad to prevent sinking and moisture accumulation.

Preparing Your Trailer for Storage


  • Wash the exterior to remove dirt and road grime.
  • Clean the interior, removing all perishables and valuables.
  • Ensure the trailer is dry to prevent mold and mildew.

Maintenance Checks

  • Inspect tires for wear and inflate them to the recommended pressure.
  • Check and fix any leaks or damage to the roof or windows.
  • Lubricate moving parts like hinges and locks.

Protecting the Tires

  • Place the trailer on jack stands to remove weight from the tires and prevent flat spots.
  • If using jack stands isn’t feasible, move the trailer slightly every few months to rotate the tire position.

Electrical and Plumbing Systems

  • Disconnect and store batteries in a cool, dry place.
  • Drain water tanks and lines to prevent freezing and cracking.
  • Add antifreeze to the plumbing system if recommended by the manufacturer.

Pest Control

  • Seal any openings to prevent rodents or insects from entering.
  • Consider using mothballs or rodent traps around the storage area.

Covering Your Trailer

  • Use a breathable cover designed for trailers to protect against weather and UV damage.
  • Ensure the cover fits well to prevent wind damage and moisture accumulation.

Security Measures

  • Lock the hitch and wheels.
  • Store in a well-lit area with good visibility.
  • Consider using a security camera or alarm system for added protection.

Regular Checkups

  • Check on your trailer periodically, especially after severe weather.
  • Look for signs of leaks, tire issues, or any tampering.

Final Thoughts

Proper off-season storage of your trailer is key to maintaining its condition and prolonging its lifespan. By following these steps, you can rest assured that your trailer will remain safe and in good working order, ready for action when the season starts again.

At Wright-Way Trailers, we understand the importance of taking care of your trailer. If you have any questions about trailer maintenance or storage, or if you’re in the market for a new trailer, visit us at Wright-Way Trailers. Our team is always here to help you make the most of your trailer, no matter the season.