Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL

Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL free pdf ebook was written by Doug on September 19, 2003 consist of 25 page(s). The pdf file is provided by www.nitroowners.com and available on pdfpedia since November 08, 2011.

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Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 1
OWNERS MANUAL OWNER’S MANUAL NOTE: This trailer section came out of a Tahoe Owners Manual, but most of this information will apply to all Trailstar models. Tracker Marine, L.L.C. 2500 E. Kearney Street Springfield, MO 65803
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Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 2
Trailering Your TAHOE ® boat is equipped with a drive - on TRAILSTAR™ trailer custom built at our own trailer plant. The trailer is designed to be a perfect "match" with your boat to offer the optimum support during transportation and storage. Salt Water Use A galvanized trailer must be used in salt water operation. Galvanized trailers are available for all Tahoe models and must be used in brackish or salt water to prevent corrosion. Painted trailers will be damaged when exposed to the corrosive effects of salt water and will lose their structural integrity within a short period of time. Using a painted trailer in salt water will void your warranty. Proper maintenance of your galvanized trailer in salt water use is essential to the life of the trailer. After each use in salt water, rinse the trailer frame thoroughly with fresh water. Follow the suggested maintenance schedule listed in the Maintenance/Care section of this manual. Capacity Information Your TRAILSTAR™ trailer has a certification label attached to the starboard side of the trailer tongue. The maximum load carrying capacity and GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is listed on the certification label. The GVWR is the load carrying capacity plus the weight of the trailer itself. Never exceed the maximum capacity information listed on the certification label. Load gear accordingly and store extra gear in the trailering vehicle. 8-1
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 3
Trailering ! WARNING! ! Do not exceed the maximum capacity information listed on your trailer. The total weight of the boat, engine, fuel, gear and trailer must not exceed the trailer's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Overloading the trailer could cause an accident resulting in serious injury, death or property damage. Classification Trailers are separated into four classes based on gross vehicle weight (GVW). Gross vehicle weight is equal to the trailer's weight plus the maximum load it may carry at 60 MPH. ! Class One ! Class Two ! Class Three ! Class Four GVW GVW and GVW And GVW under over under over under over 1900 lbs. 1900 lbs. 3500 lbs. 3500 lbs. 5000 lbs. 5000 lbs. Hitches Hitches are divided into classes that specify the GVW and max- imum tongue weight. Hitch classes are numbered the same and specify the same GVW as the trailer classes. Always use a hitch with the same or greater class number than the trailer. 8-2
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 4
Trailering Trailering Checklist Follow these guidelines each time you trailer your Tahoe: ! Check trailer tires for proper inflation. The proper air pres- sure level is indicated on the sidewall of the tire. The load carrying capacity of the trailer is based on this pressure level. ! WARNING! ! Check trailer tire pressure before each use. Inadequate tire pressure can lead to conditions favorable for an accident as well as void the trailer warranty. ! ! ! ! Check tail lights and turn signals for proper operation before each use. Check coupler for proper connection before trailering. Check to see that disc brakes (if equipped) are working and that the safety breakaway cable is connected to the vehicle. Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder and fill if needed. If fluid needs to be added constantly, a leak in the system is indicated. Do not trailer until the leak is determined and repaired. For more information on disc brakes, refer to trailer brake section listed later in this manual. The trailer hitch ball on your vehicle must match the size of the trailer coupler. Never use a hitch ball that does not match the coupler. Your TRAILSTAR™ trailer is equipped with a 2" ball diameter coupler. 8-3
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 5
Trailering ! ! It is recommended to secure the boat to the trailer with an additional tie-down other than the winch strap in order to keep the boat from sliding off the trailer should the winch strap release. Secure the stern of the boat with the rear tie- down straps. Keep the wheel bearings properly lubricated at all times. Your TRAILSTAR™ trailer is equipped with E-Z lube bearings for simple lubrication. Fill the hub with a good quality lithium based grease (also used on automobile bearings). Use a hand grease gun and grease through the zerk fitting until new grease comes out the end cap, and then wipe off the excessive grease. Do not over grease, especially on trailers with brakes. Grease Cap Grease Zerk Outer Bearing Inner Bearing Grease Flow Metal End Cap Wheel Lug Spring Loaded Double Lip Seal ! CAUTION! ! Do not fill the E-Z lube bearings with a power grease gun to keep inner seal from being damaged. Lubricate only with a hand powered grease gun. 8-4
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 6
Trailering ! Immediately after trailering, periodically check the wheel hubs for excessive heat by touching the nose of the hub. It is normal for the hub to be very hot under normal conditions, warmer than is comfortable to the hand. Wheel bearings on trailers with brakes generally run a bit warmer than trailers without brakes. A good way to check for excessive heat is to compare the heat of the trailer nose hub with that of the vehicle hub, the temperature should be about the same. ! CAUTION! ! The wheel bearings must be properly lubricated with a lithium based grease. Check the wheel bearings periodically after trailering for excessive heat by touching the nose of the hub. Bearings that are not lubricated properly could seize up, leading to possible hub or axle damage to the trailer. ! ! Stow all loose equipment so it will not slide around in the boat. Make sure all panels and storage lids are secure. Lower and secure the convertible top (if equipped). Check lug nuts to make sure they are tight before each use. Wheel lug nuts must be torqued to 90 + 5 ft. lbs. using a criss - cross tightening pattern. ! WARNING! ! Trailer lug nuts should be checked for tightness before each use. Loose lug nuts could result in an accident. 8-5
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 7
Trailering ! NOTICE! ! It is recommended that you carry extra wheel bearings, races and seals in case of bearing failure. You should also carry the proper lug nut wrench, jack and a spare tire. The lug nut wrench and jack requirements may be different than what you carry for your towing vehicle. Check with your dealer for extra bearings and a spare tire to match your trailer. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Wheel Bearings for Q3, Q4 & Q7: Rear Inner: L68149 Front Outer: L44649 Acceptable Seals for Q3, Q4 & Q7: Federal Mogul: 47336 NOK: AD2527E Chicago Rawlings: 16657 Wheel Bearings for Q5: Rear Inner: L25580 Front Outer: Lm67048 Acceptable Seals for Q5: (National: 56937 NOK:56937 8-6
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 8
Trailering ! ! ! Use the motor toter bar to secure the engine during trailering. This will prevent the shock of road travel from being transferred to the transom and engine. Disconnect the trailer light harness from your tow vehicle before backing your trailer into the water to launch. This will reduce the likelihood of shorting out your trailer lights when submerged. Be sure to reconnect the light harness after loading and check the lights for proper operation. Rinse the trailer frame with fresh water after each use, especially on galvanized trailers used in salt or brackish water. Protect the trailer finish on painted trailers by waxing the frame periodically with a good automotive wax. Hookup Procedure The towing vehicle must be equipped with the properly rated hitch, 2" tow ball and the proper trailer light connection (supplied with the trailer). The vehicle must be rated to handle the maximum load of the boat, motor, trailer and gear. ! NOTICE! ! Many newer vehicles are equipped with amber turn signals and red tail lights. If your tow vehicle is so equipped, you will need a special wiring adapter installed to be compatible with combined (turn and stop) lights on your TRAILSTAR™ trailer. 8-7
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 9
Trailering To hookup, move the coupler over the trailer hitch tow ball. Make sure the hitch pin is removed from the locking hole in the side of the coupler. Push the button on top of the handle to the side. While holding the button to the side, raise the handle by lifting the front with two fingers. The coupler should unlatch easily. FIRST- PUSH BUTTON TO SIDE COUPLER HOUSING SECOND- LIFT HANDLE HITCH PIN HOLE HITCH PIN Lower the actuator onto the tow ball by cranking the dolly wheel up. Lock the coupler latch by closing the latch handle. As a safety feature, the coupler latch will not close unless the ball is properly seated into the coupler. If the handle will not close freely, the ball is not fully inserted into the socket, the ball is oversized, or there are contaminants in the ball socket. DO NOT FORCE THE HANDLE. If necessary, replace the hitch ball with a unit that meets SAE specifications. After the latch handle is closed, the hitch pin should fit easily into the hole. If it does not, the coupler latch is not completely closed. 8-8
Tracker Marine OWNERS MANUAL - page 10
Trailering LATCH HANDLE SIDE VIEW OF COUPLER SAFETY PAWL ! WARNING! ! If the latch handle does not close freely, there is something wrong and the trailer should not be towed. Check that the ball is fully seated in its socket, the ball is of proper size, and there are not contaminates in the ball socket. An incorrect coupling connection could cause loss of the trailer. Replace the hitch ball if necessary. 8-9
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