It’s been an excellent year for snowmobile lovers. But now that the season is wrapping up and spring weather is right around the corner, it’s time to store our sleds for the warm weather season.
Most of us have a checklist of things we need to do when we’re putting our sleds away for the season. But you also need to make sure you take time out to properly store your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure properly. Storing your trailer enclosure the right way is especially important since failure to do so can void your warranty.
In this post from Canvasworks in Cokato, we’re breaking down everything you need to know to store your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure the right way. To order your new SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure or custom snowmobile upholstery, give us a call today!
Start by Cleaning Your Enclosure
Don’t make the mistake of storing your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure with dirt, dust, or debris that could lead to premature aging and damage. Before storing your trailer enclosure, take the time to thoroughly clean your enclosure and make sure it’s completely clear of any debris and dirt.
Follow these steps:
- Drive to a car wash.
Use a self-service car wash to clean your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure.
- Wash the SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure.
Wash your trailer enclosure from one end to the other using the car wash soap feature. Be sure to thoroughly wash any hard-to-clean areas like the flaps, zipper, and velcro.
- Scrub it if necessary.
Don’t worry about taking a brush to your trailer enclosure. Thanks to your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure’s durable fabric, you can vigorously scrub it using a foam brush, cleaning everything thoroughly.
- Rinse your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure.
Once your trailer enclosure has been well-cleaned, you’ll need to rinse it thoroughly, completely removing any residue or soap that’s still clinging, since this can damage the enclosure if left to sit.
- Add protective wax.
You can apply a layer of hot wax to your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure once it’s been cleaned and rinsed. Hot wax will help make cleaning easier in the future and make your trailer enclosure look great.
- Lubricate the zipper.
Using a silicone spray, you can lubricate your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure’s zipper to make it easier to open and close in the future.
The off-season is the best time to complete any repairs your SnoCap may need. If you take care of repairing your SnoCap now, you'll be ready to hit the trails as soon as they open.
Storing Your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure
Storing your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure outside is fine; the skin and the frame can easily stand up to the elements. However, avoid parking it under trees as tree sap can be damaging and difficult to remove. There are a couple of options to consider when storing your SnoCap for the summer.
- On Your Trailer.
Leaving your SnoCap on your trailer is easily the most common storage method for SnoCaps Trailer Enclosures. After cleaning your SnoCap and repairing any damage from the snowmobile season, simply park your trailer as you usually would.
- Off Your Trailer.
One of the many benefits of a SnoCap is being able to remove it from your trailer, so you have the benefits of an enclosed trailer and an open-bed trailer all in one. However, only SnoCaps bolted to your trailer can be removed, so consider this when purchasing a new SnoCap.
If we installed your SnoCap, the frame was welded into one or two pieces, depending on the model. In this case, you can remove the SnoCap with the skin on it and stake it securely in your yard for summer storage. Stake your SnoCap securely since it will not have the trailer's weight to reduce the chances of blowing away in a storm. You can also hang it from a barn or shed rafters, either with or without the skin. If you remove the skin, roll it up carefully and store it where mice and other rodents cannot get to it.
If you installed your SnoCap at home, you could remove and store it, as mentioned previously. Otherwise, you can break your SnoCap down into smaller pieces and easily store it in the box it was shipped to you in. But, again, don't store your skin where mice and other rodents can get to it.
Schedule Your SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure Repairs Today
Are you in need of SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure repair services? Call 320-559-0165 or contact us online to set up a time to repair your SnoCap today.