I’ve never towed a trailer before — how do I go about it?

September 24th, 2022 by
  • Establish a step-by-step procedure for checking your equipment whenever you tow:
    • Trailer hitch and safety chains for proper connection
    • Electrical connections for trailer wiring and brakes
    • Operation of separate trailer brake system before moving into traffic
    • Tire condition and tire pressure on tow vehicle and trailer
    • All fluid and coolant levels, as well as hose connections and tightness of all belts
    • Mirrors for any necessary adjustments
    • Lamps on vehicle and trailer, including running lamps, turn signals, brake lamps and flashers
  • Prior to setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy traffic
  • Practice these back-up procedures:
    • Grasp the steering wheel at the six o’clock position (bottom of the wheel)
    • To move the trailer to the left, turn the wheel clockwise
    • To move the trailer to the right, turn the wheel counterclockwise
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