Tips For Towing Your Travel Trailer Safely
As you can imagine there are many things to take under consideration when towing a
travel trailer. The following are towing pointers to make your journey safe and hassle free once your trip begins.
It is crucial that you don't exceed this weight. Going over the rated weight could cause handling difficulties, inadequate power pulling the travel trailer, and poor fuel mileage.
Load the travel trailer correctly by storing heavy items low and forward and lightweight articles high. It will enable you to maintain more control of your
Secure The Load:
Ensure everything in your travel trailer is put away in cabinets and whatever is not in cabinets is safely tied down so it can
Check the label to make sure your travel trailer does not exceed the recommended maximum tongue weight and towing capacity. The hitch will have ten percent of the total travel trailer
weight if trailer is loaded properly.
Check the label and make sure you do not exceed the recommended travel trailer
towing capacity. The ball should be gently greased so the travel trailer can turn smoothly and it should be located so the travel trailer sits level when attached to drag car. Check ball for cracks and rust before hooking up.
Safety chains provide added insurance the travel trailer will not detach from the tow vehicle. This impedes the tongue from dropping to the road if the
travel trailer coupler separates from the hitch ball.
Guarantee the wiring is loose enough to make turns without disconnecting or touching the ground. Once you have it connected check the running lights, turning lights and brake lights to be certain they
are working correctly.
Make sure the brakes are working on your travel trailer.
Checking tires tends to get overlooked when towing a travel trailer.
On your travel trailer and car, the bearings should be kept in good condition.
The best way to understand the particular weights of your travel trailer and tongue weight is to employ a public commercial weight scale.
Towing a travel trailer creates many blind spots. Ensure you have adequate mirrors that give you the visibility you want for safe towing. Adjust your mirrors so you can see at least 200 feet ( 60m ) behind the car once the trailer is linked up.
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