Originally Posted by BoandSusan
I must be in the wrong section....I thought I would have list of things to bring and do by now ?
The list of things you need would either be very short or very long, depending on the condition of the trailer, which is unknown to us.
But in the interest of "Let's not make this any more complicated than it needs to be"…
Basically, at this juncture all you need is the bare minimum to get it roadworthy. Everything else can wait until you get it home. For that you need tires in serviceable condition, brakes, and lights— and greased hubs as CRH said. Anything that is flapping loose on the trailer can be duct-taped in place in lieu of repairs, so bring duct tape.
On a multi-axle trailer, if you have one flat tire you can completely remove the flat tire and still tow the trailer a short distance, say to a tire dealer— hint, do not
tow it home on a Sunday when the tire stores are closed. With the flat tire and rim completely removed, the drum will not drag the ground as long as the other tire on that side is still good and you don't hit any major potholes or bumps. So a spare is not essential for this
But you'll need a spare tire eventually even if not right away, so plan your route home so you can stop at a tire store and buy one after
you pick up the trailer. With the trailer right there to check dimensions, you should be able to get a tire and rim that fit. And while you're there you can also have the other tires checked. Then the rest of your trip can be made with greater peace of mind.