How to Lubricate a Camper Trailer Suspension

How to Lubricate a Camper Trailer Suspension
It's important to lubricate a camper trailer suspension for optimum performance. The lubrication process is easy, but does require a few simple tools to protect the area where the lubrication process will take place. Lubrication is used to prevent rusting, increase performance and minimize system damage from wear and tear. Your level of travel will determine how often your camper trailer requires suspension tuning and lubrication.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Utility cloth
  • Gloves
  • WD-40(r)
  • Water-resistant grease
  • Silicone spray
Step 1
Use a lubricant such as WD-40 to lubricate the trailer suspension system. You can also use any water resistant grease or silicone spray.
Step 2
Apply a liberal amount of WD-40 to the suspension, which attaches directly to the trailer frame through brackets. The axle is built in.
Step 3
Apply a liberal amount of WD-40 to each trailer axle. Depending on the size of your camper trailer, there may be one to two axles.
Step 4
Coat the gears, reel shaft and wear surfaces with WD-40 to complete the lubrication and maintenance process.

Tips & Warnings

Lubrication is necessary for smooth performance.
Lay a cloth on the ground to prevent oil from staining your pavement or driveway during the application process.
Do not allow the lubricant to come in contact with the "clutch" brake mechanism.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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