This is a post we add on a regular basis, but at Trailer Boss we are very concerned about the safety of all of our customers. Part of this is self-serving. Of course, we want you to drive safely so you will continue to be a customer. But also, we want the roads safe and we learn to respect and love our customers so we want you to stay safe.
So for our customers from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, BC we are going to spend the next few blogs on safety tips which we have covered in other forms in other blogs, but feel it deserves repeating.
The drawbar or other connection between vehicles in combination must be of sufficient strength to hold the weight of the towed vehicle on any grade where operated. No trailer may whip, weave, or oscillate or fail to follow substantially in the course of the towing vehicle.
The law in Oregon requires trailer hitches to be adequate to control trailer under all conditions of varying speeds and weights; 1 safety chain is required on all trailers with 2 connections to the towing vehicle. The tensile strength of the safety chain must equal the gross weight of the trailer.