How to Safely Tow a Trailer
Towing a trailer requires extra caution while driving. Working as an extension to your vehicle, a trailer adds extra weight and length to your truck or suv that can change the way you drive. Whether you are towing extra cargo or one of your favorite adventure vehicles, knowing how to safely tow a trailer will ensure the success of your trip. With tips and tricks from Elway Powersports of Lincoln, you are ready to not only find the perfect trailer but hit the road with confidence!
Tips For Towing a Trailer
Follow Towing Capacities
Before hooking your trailer up to your vehicle, be sure to check the towing capacity on both the trailer and your vehicle. Ensure that cargo does not exceed your trailer’s towing capacity and that the new combined trailer weight does not exceed your vehicle’s capacity. Staying within the weight limit will contribute to a successful towing experience.
Loading cargo in a secure manner will contribute to not only your safety but the safety of others on the road. All loose items should be secured before taking off and weight evenly distributed.
Ensure Connections are Correct
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Towing a trailer requires correct connections to ensure you can drive safely. Be sure you are using the right size and weight rated hitch for your trailer, the hitch should be securely connected to both your vehicle and the trailer. It is also important to ensure your brake lines are properly connected so that your trailer brake lights work.
Drive With Caution
Hauling a trailer requires attentive driving. You will need to take wide turns to account for potential swinging from your trailer. Your vehicle will drive differently with the additional weight and length so be sure to drive cautiously and give yourself plenty of room to brake and accelerate.
New Trailers For Sale in Lincoln
The team at Elway Powersports of Lincoln invites you to stop in and view our full inventory of new and pre-owned trailers today! We are here to help you find the option that works best for your towing needs. With any questions do not hesitate to contact us online.