Maintenance tips

Service Summer Tips

  • Fridges will run hotter so open doors to the trailer to vent them whenever possible.

Toyota 5 stud Alko hubs

  • For AOR Trailers fitted with both Alko drum and disc hubs, by direction of ALKO and Toyota all 5 stud Alko hubs are to have the wheel nuts torqued to 209nm.

Black tank etiquette

  • If you are requiring work to be completed on your black tank with our service team, please dump the black tank before turning up to AOR for service. AOR has no dump point on site. If the black tank needs to be emptied by an AOR staff member, there will be a $250 fee for this service, and a possible delay in the completion of tasks.

Trailer wash down

  • When bringing a trailer in for service, please take it through a wash bay on the way here. If the trailer requires AOR to wash it to complete the service, there will be a $200 cleaning fee and a possible delay in the completion of tasks. Note: the van does not have to be spotless. A little etiquette and consideration will go a long way.

 

Top ten service tips

Look after your van and it will look after you

AOR Service team have put together their most frequently answered questions to help you get to know your trailer.

  1. Dust – On long stretches of dirt road there may be a small quantity of dust present at the step of the main door and trapped about the fly screen area. However it should never intrude onto the main floor or into the trailer.
  2. Waste pump - The macerator waste pump out requires a 30amp fuse if it ever has to be replaced.
  3. Water pump - If the water pump is running on, turn on every tap including the rear external shower taps to bleed the system. Run one tank at a time, always choose the front tank first as this lightens drawbar load.
  4. Pop top – If the Pop top skirts are dusty they will stain if they rub on lifter arms. Clean with Gumption or mentholated spirits.
  5. Awning - If you position the strap on the awning drum at the centre while opening and retracting it will come away uninhibited by the awning arms.
  6. Locks - Slam shut the main door to engage all 3 locks.
  7. Toilet flush - Hold the toilet flush button for at least 10 seconds to get the water up to the toilet and to help move the waste to the black tank.
  8. Circuit breakers – both mains and inverter circuit breakers will pop to the off position when the van moves, especially on dirt or rough roads. Always check them first if you have no power.
  9. Wheel nuts - Check the wheel nuts periodically – 6 stud 150nm. 5 stud 209nm, steel wheels (160nm alloy 5 stud)
  10. Camber pins - Check the camber pins for loose nuts or breakages when off road. Check also the vertical welds on each camber pin for cracks. Early fault finding will save an expensive breakdown later.