Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
Use a high quality grease.
Replace the grease seals, that are hard to find.
The brakes on that trailer, have been obsolete for many years.
The shocks could be shot.
What's the condition of the wheels? Are they rusted?
What's the condition of the coupler lock? Is it OK?
Being parked that long has many negative effects on the trailer.
Exterior gaskets, hazardous furnace, leaky water tank, leaky water heater, frozen piston in the air compressor, rusty flue in the reefer, as well as a dirty burner and orifice from rust, etc, etc. LPG leaks?
Safari62? sounds familiar......
Project one is to safely move trailer to your work location. Does your truck have a brake controller installed? If electric brakes work at all this is needed to send power to them.
When I first moved my 62' Safari, it was two miles up the road to brothers house and driveway. The trailer had been in it's location for 10 years. My house was 500 miles away so further precautions were made to prepare for the longer journey.
This is where I got carried away. I totally rebuilt brakes, replaced bearings, seals, and even had the drums resurfaced. Now I own a worn out axle with all new parts. It was around $300.00 not including new tires. I did the labor.
So the best thing to do if the stars are in your favor is make sure brake lights work, inspect bearings, brakes and if it operational transport a short distance. Axle replacement will be in your future in any case.
If anything looks too risky, hire a flatbed tow truck and have it delivered to your new work area.
Worn out furnaces and leaking water tanks will not have any effect on the this first outing with your Safari. That will be later.