What you need to be prepared for a roadside emergency

Roadside Emergency List

Besides working here at Elm City Trailer, I also barrel race and have a few horses of my own. During barrel racing season I usually travel with a couple other girls to help split costs and because it is more fun! A few years ago I remember coming home from a rodeo in New York, it was late and we had a tire blow out. So we pulled over, when we went to get the spare off we noticed it was really dry rotted. We also didn’t have a jack on hand. We were fortunate to have a very nice couple pull over and give us a hand with changing the tire. And then we had to make our way home very slowly and carefully. We could have avoided a lot of stress and had a much easier ride home if we had been prepared for a road side emergency.

Making sure you are prepared for a roadside emergency can save you a lot of stress and time. I put together a list of essentials to have on hand to make fixing an on the road emergency much easier!

Roadside Emergency List

  • Properly inflated Spare Tire that Matches
  • Tire Iron that fits Trailer & Vehicle Lug Nuts
  • Bottle Jack/Other Jack for Vehicle
  • Drive On Trailer Jack
  • Electrical Tape
  • Duct Tape
  • Flash light & Batteries
  • 3 Reflective Triangle Signs or Cones
  • Sharp Knife
  • WD40 or other Spray Lube
  • Paperwork for Trailer
  • Road Service #’s & Paperwork (AAA Card, Etc.)
  • Tow Rope
  • Jumper Cables or Jumper Pack
  • Tire-Pressure Gage
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Allen & Socket Wrench Set
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Wire Cutters
  • Epoxy Patch Kit

Feel free to add your own items based on any unique needs you might have with your trailer.