Time to winterize

Are you ready for the cold weather?

Here in Wicksburg, we know that winter’s getting close when you feel that crisp morning air. And when temperatures drop it’s time to think about winterizing your horse trailer, because an ounce of prevention now will have you ready to roll next spring.

There are several ways to prepare your trailer for winter and here’s a terrific video by the folks who make Lakota horse trailers on how to winterize your horse trailer’s living quarters. It has step-by-step instructions on the most important things to protect. Even though it shows a Lakota trailer, yours is likely to have similar systems and fittings.

Here’s what’s covered:

  • Draining the water heater
  • De-pressurizing the water system
  • Drain the water tanks and lines
  • Adding anti-freeze to the water lines

Now, sit back and enjoy the video our friends over at Lakota put together:

Just like horses are all a little different, so are trailers! Be sure to read your owner’s manual for details on winterizing and storing the equipment that’s in your trailer. If in doubt, follow the instructions in the manual.

While your trailer might stay parked while there’s snow on the ground, careful winterizing will have you back on the road in a jiffy, next spring.