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1.        Why should I buy an Echo ATV / UTV Trailer?
2.        Can I buy a trailer direct from the factory?
3.        I have some questions before ordering.  What is the  best way to get answers?
4.        What is the warranty policy on a new Echo Trailer?
5.        What routine maintenance should be done on my Echo Trailer?
6.        How do I know what size of trailer I need for my ATV or UTV?  
7.        What if I have a warranty issue on a tire?
8.        What tire pressure should my tires be?
9.        How often should I grease my axles and what grease do I use?
10.      Why does my trailer fishtail?
11.      How much tongue weight should I have?
12.      What is the wiring color code for my trailer?
13.      How is GVWR different from capacity?
14.      Safety Check List.

1. Why should I buy an Echo ATV / UTV Trailer?
Answer:   The best trailer at a great price equals Value.
For over 34 years we have been building quality Boat, Snowmobile, ATV, Motorcycle and Utility Trailers.
Echo pioneered the "drive on, drive off" concept over 17 years ago by building the first ATV side loading trailer, with the Echo Elite being our 4th generation design  specifically for ATV's/UTV's. 
With over 10,000 Elite trailers on the road we have proven that they are Rock Solid.
Echo Elite's combination of affordability, easy loading, versatility, standard features and optional accessories it's the best trailer available at any price. 

2. Can I buy a trailer direct from the factory?
Answer:    Echo sells trailers through a dealer network. If there is no dealer is your state then you can buy directly from Echo.

3. I have futher questions, how do I get answers?
Answer:   Our website has information on each trailer that will answer most questions.  If you have further questions, you can either email us via the contact us link or call our Customer Service toll free at 1-800-611-4379 (Monday -Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm Mountain Standard Time).

  4. What is the warranty policy on a new Echo Trailer?
Answer:  Echo provides a One Year Limited Warranty from the date of purchase.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WARRANTY POLICY

5. What routine maintenance should be done on my Echo Trailer?
Answer:   Regular washing to maintain the quality of the powder coat finish.  Check the tire pressure several times each year and before any long trip.  Grease the axle spindles every 5000 miles or once a year.
If your trailer is equipped with Electric brakes, Test the brakes system each time you tow by using the thumb lever on the control module. Recharge the break away battery every 2 months.
If your trailer is equipped with Hydraulic Surge brakes, check the brake fluid level every 2 months.    

6. How do I know what size of trailer I need for my ATV or UTV?
Answer:  The 1 Place Elite Trailer will hold most large ATV models. 
The 2 Place Elite Trailer will carry 2 large ATVs sideways or 1 UTV.
The 3 Place Elite Trailer will handle 3 large ATVs sideways or 2 ATVs lengthwise. Or else you can load 1 UTV and 1 ATV. 
The 4 place Elite can carry 4 large ATV's sideways,  2 UTV,s or 1 UtV and 2 ATV's.
  Please check our website for more information on your particular ATV or UTV.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ATV / UTV INFORMATION LINK

7. What do I do if I have a warranty issue on a tire?
Answer:   Tire manufacturers have their own warranty. Check on the side wall of the tire for the Name and Phone Number. Call the number for assistance with any tire warranties you might have. 
8. What tire pressure should I inflate my tires to?
Answer:   Check the side walls of your tire or the certification label on the front of the trailer for the correct tire pressure. Be sure to always maintain full pressure.  Check the tire pressure when the tires are cold.

9. How often should I grease my axles and what grease do I use?
Answer:   Bearings should be greased every 5000 miles, or once a year using a good marine grade, high temperature grease.
It is easy to do with the Echo Elite EZ lube spindles
Remove the rubber plug from the grease cap, push the grease gun onto the Zerk fitting on the end of the spindle and pump in new grease.  Wipe out the old grease with a rag; replace the rubber plug and your done.  

10. Why does my trailer fishtail?
Answer:   Fishtailing is a result of not enough tongue weight. More weight needs to be in front of the axle.

11. How much tongue weight should I have?
Answer:   Your tongue weight should be between 10%-15% of the combined weight of the ATVs and trailer.
For example an ATV trailer with 2 machines should weigh about 2,200 pounds. 10% would be 220 pounds but even better 15% would be 330 pounds.
Remember too much tongue weight is far better than too little. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR TONGUE WEIGHT SAFETY ARTICLE

12. What is the wiring color code for my trailer?
      Answer:   Wiring Code
                       Brown - Running lights
                       Yellow - Left Turn
                       Green - Right Turn
                       White - Ground
                       BLACK - ELECTRIC BRAKES


13. How is GVWR different from capacity?
Answer:   The trailer capacity is how much the trailer will carry.
The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) refers to the total combined weight of the trailer and the load together.  
For example: If the GVWR is 2,000 pounds and the trailer weighs 500 pounds, then the capacity is 1,500 pounds.
Some trailer manufacturers list the GVWR rather than the carrying capacity in their literature. This could give a trailer buyer the wrong impression of how much actual load the trailer will carry.
Echo has chosen to list the carrying capacity as well as the GVWR. 

14. Safety Check List.
Answer:   Before you tow your trailer check the following:
1.  Ensure that the towing vehicle is capable of towing the trailer and that the coupler and hitch ball are the correct size and rating.
2.  Make sure the coupler and safety chains are attached correctly and securely to trailer hitch or tow vehicle.
3.  Check the operation of all lights and turn signals.  Properly  functioning lights are mandatory on all trailers.
4.  Secure all ramps and gate latches before moving the trailer.
5.  Make sure the wheel lug nuts are properly tightened.  Re-tighten after the first 50 miles.
6.  Balance and secure the load.  Make sure there is the correct amount of tongue weight.  Verify that the load is within maximum load carrying capacity and securely strapped down and tightened.
7.  Check the tire pressure.  Proper inflation pressure and load capacity is listed on the sidewall of the tire.
8.   Wheel bearings should be properly adjusted and maintained.   Grease your axle every 5000 miles or once a year.
9.   Inspect the towing vehicle's hitch and the trailer before each use for loose parts.
10. Lubricate the coupler and the hitch ball at least once a year to stop corrosion and keep parts moving freely.


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