Before departing it’s always important to check the trailer wiring and braking systems not just for your safety but for the safety of other drivers as well. Make sure the trailer brake lights and running lights are all functioning properly before departing. In addition, if you’re trailer is equipped with a braking system, make sure there is enough fluid and test the brakes before towing a trailer.
One of the most important factors in controlling your trailer once you’re under way is to make sure the load is properly balanced on the trailer. Having too much weight on the tongue or the rear of the trailer will cause a lurching motion when accelerating or braking. On the contrary, having too much weight on either side of the trailer will cause the trailer to sway and pitch when executing turns.
Of course towing a trailer can be difficult for a driver with little experience. It’s extremely important to understand the dynamics of making a turn or reversing direction with a trailer. When reversing, it’s helpful to remember that the trailer will move in the opposite direction that you turn the wheel. Also, slight corrections with the wheel will yield dramatic results in moving the trailer left or right. It’s also important to remember to take turns extra wide when towing a trailer to avoid potential accidents.
Practicing good trailer safety is an important part of towing any object, whether it’s material, a car, a boat, or a pressure power washer. Proper maintenance for your tow vehicle and trailer combined with safe driving will make towing a trailer a safe experience for yourself and everybody around you.
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