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How To Tow a Trailer

choosing a trailer to towTowing a trailer may look simple when you see someone else doing it, but there are a lot of key factors that go into successfully performing this intimidating task. Driving a vehicle that is hauling a trailer takes quite a bit of practice. Aside from towing a trailer, properly connecting the trailer to your vehicle is another part of the process that shouldn’t be taken lightly. That’s why our trailer experts at Majestic Trailer & Hitch want to make sure you’re aware of the basics when it comes to towing a trailer.

Purchasing the Trailer

Buying a trailer isn’t something that you can do by just pulling up Amazon and clicking on the trailer with the best price. There are a lot of factors that you need to keep in mind such as size, type of trailer, the hitch, gross trailer weight (GTW), etc. So, rather than wasting time trying to research this all on your own, leave this part of the process up to our trailer professionals at Majestic Trailer & Hitch. We’ll take the time to listen to how you plan to utilize your trailer as well as what your price range is for the trailer purchase. From there, we’ll find you the ideal trailer that will meet all of your needs.

Installing the Trailer Hitch

Now that you’ve got the trailer, it’s time to focus on the trailer hitch. The trailer hitch connects the trailer to your vehicle. For added strength and security, there are chains that should be crossed and connected to the bottom of your trailer hitch. This ensures that your trailer stays connected to the vehicle even if it happens to come off of the ball of the trailer, which we hope never occurs. Make sure that all electrical connections are plugged in correctly so that the trailer brake lights work successfully. An easy way to check that your lights are working is to put on the trailer hazard lights so that you can get out of your vehicle and evaluate all of the trailer lights at once. Also, make sure that your hitch height is at the correct level.

In addition, it’s critical that the ball size on your vehicle matches the tongue size of your trailer. Not checking this critical step can result in a trailer coming loose from your vehicle and causing major problems and potentially injuries to you or someone in another vehicle. Never go out on the road without checking the correct ball size and ensuring that you have chains connected between your trailer and vehicle for added safety.

Check the Tires

Before any trip with a trailer, make sure that all tires are pumped up to manufacturer’s standards. This includes your vehicle's tires as well as the trailer tires. This extra step can decrease the likelihood of tire issues while towing a trailer.

Diverse Trailer & Hitch Options

At Majestic Trailer & Hitch, we pride ourselves in offering our clients a wide range of trailer and trailer hitch options to choose from. Whether you are looking for an enclosed trailer, dump trailer, open utility trailer, equipment hauler, open car hauler or even a used or rentable trailer, we’ve got you covered. Additionally, you can choose from one of our long lasting trailer hitches as well.

So, if you are in the market for a trailer, it’s important to follow these key steps to ensure that your trip is a smooth one. To learn more about the basics when it comes to towing a trailer, pick up the phone and give our expert team at Majestic Trailer & Hitch a call today at 1-800-691-9914.

 

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