Trailer Set-Up Checklists

I’m a list kind of gal. I’ve got them for pretty much everything. It’s kind of how I keep the chaos swirling around in my head organized! It was immediately obvious to me that our trailer was a perfect opportunity for more lists. I’ve yet to meet a pilot that doesn’t have a pre-flight checklist they use. Kind of figured the same principle applies to setting up and breaking down a trailer. My husband and I started writing down, in order, everything we did on our shakedown trip. Once we got home, I created the first version of our lists. They have changed and evolved along the way, but we pretty much follow them step-by step each time we go out. Safety first. I have linked our lists below. Please feel free to download and personalize. Some of your steps will obviously differ depending on the type of trailer you use, but I hope this helps you get off to a good start.

Checklist – Arrival and Un-Hitching Trailer

Checklist – Setup

Checklist – Departure

Checklist – Hitching up Trailer and Storage