Our last blog post discussed a few common mistakes that people make while hauling a trailer in Marysville, WA.
To avoid costly damages, here are a few more suggestions to consider before you hit the road with your new trailers:
Remember to check and maintain your brakes: Your brakes are the most essential and also overlooked safety system. Trailer brakes do not self adjust like the ones you have on your towing vehicle. They actually need to be manually adjusted by you. They also will wear over time, so it is important to regularly check them.
Load your trailer properly: Poorly loading your vehicle can cause a host of hauling issues, so always put a balanced load on your trailer. Before heading out, research your trailer’s weight restrictions and follow them closely. Not following this tip can cause problems to your tow vehicle.
Make sure that you have the correct ball/ball mount: It is important to make sure that you have the right ball and mount for your trailer. Each once has a different weight rating. Using the wrong mount or ball can pitch your trailer up or down on your axles. It may also put extra stress on your tires and brakes.
Our next blog post will cover a few more things to remember about safe towing practices. At Trailer Boss, we want to make sure that you have the information and tools necessary to keep your trailer functional for many years! Click here to view our inventory.