After a lackluster few years, the RV industry in the US is rolling out (pun intended) better than before, so much that 2014 may be just as promising as the year before. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, it is expected that RV sales could reach about 335,000 units sold: an 11 percent increase when compared to 2013’s figures. Unfortunately, sales for more “luxurious” trailers and recreational vehicles are expected to remain low, which in turn would have a negative impact for the sales of their spare parts as well.
If that’s the case, then the owners of these high-end vehicles have more reason to visit a reputable trailer parts store, like Champion Trailers in Louisiana, which has plenty of replacement parts from reputable and obscure trailer manufacturers in stock. Aside from that, such a store is also likely to offer repair and maintenance services that can be useful for those who own discontinued brands like Fleetwood’s Terry LX and Prowler models. Of course, that shouldn’t be a problem for responsible trailer and RV owners since it’s a basic necessity to know where he or she can obtain replacement parts for his or her vehicle.
This also entails being careful in the actual selection of the parts, because some trailer parts like trailer wheel hubs are quite fragile; choosing the wrong set of wheel hubs for a trailer can result in its wheels failing to rotate properly. Maintenance is also a big issue because wheel hubs regularly need ample amounts of lubrication to protect themselves from corrosion and contaminants like water or dirt. Lastly: for safety reasons, wheel hubs should also be replaced after achieving a certain mileage, regardless of if they’re in good condition or not; some experts say that wheel hubs need to be swapped out every 10,000 miles, though some may need to be replaced after 2,000 miles.
To play things safe, RV owners should consult with both maintenance experts and retailers of trailer parts; after all, not all RVs face the same road conditions or experience the same frequency of use. RVs that haul boat trailers, in particular, are more likely to be exposed to water, which means that they should have water-resistant seals on their tires; trailer parts stores will be sure to supply owners with whatever parts that they need. Since 2014 is slated to be a good your for RVs and trailers, surely that there will be plenty of parts to spare.
(Article Information and Image from RV industry sees strong sales growth, Green Bay Press Gazette, December 28, 2013)