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Posted by Alex Weyer on September 15, 2014
Fenders can be damaged in many different ways. Most commonly, from tire blowouts while traveling down the road. The best way to prevent this is to take proper maintenance precautions when it comes to your tires. Always be sure that your tires are inflated to their MAX PSI rating. This will help support the sidewall of the tire and also the tread wear.Never judge the life of a trailer tire by the amount of tread left on it! It is recommended that trailer tires be replaced every 5 years.
Fenders can also be damaged due to improper use. Be sure that your fender can support your weight before stepping on it. Some fenders will require an extra bracket or support in order for it to bear weight!
Extra precautions can always be taken while pulling a trailer. Be sure to have the proper clearance of objects when making a turn. This can be done by taking turns wider than usual and having your mirrors properly adjusted to the view of your trailer.
Trailer fenders are meant to protect your trailer and whatever you are hauling from road debris. However, some road debris like tire shreds or “road gators” have the capability to mangle your fender if they are picked up by your tire. So be sure to be aware of road hazards at all times.