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Safety Tips: Driving with a Trailer

Driving with a trailerYour truck is great for hauling almost everything. Still, there are some things that not even your truck can handle. For these bigger items you need a trailer. But before you hop on the road, take a look at the below safety tips. Driving with a trailer is not the same as just driving your truck any other day of the week.

  1. Handling: Your truck will not handle the same when you are towing a trailer. To help compensate for the lack of handling, be sure to drive at a moderate speed and use the driving gear specified by the manufacturer for towing. This will place less strain on your tow vehicle and trailer.
  2. Stopping: More weight means it takes more time for your truck to come to a complete stop. So be sure to give yourself plenty of room between you and the next vehicle. The last you want to do is try and make a sudden stop while towing a trailer. If you have an electric trailer brake controller and excessive sway occurs, activate the trailer brake controller by hand.
  3. Parking: First of all, try to avoid parking on steep hills. Once stopped, but before shifting into park, have someone place blocks on the downhill side of the trailer wheels.

Hopefully you have found these tips helpful.

Trailer Hitch Installation at Trick Trucks

If you are interested in a trailer hitch for your truck, head to the Trick Trucks nearest you. Trick Trucks carries an extensive line of towing products and sell and install trailer hitches for every make and model vehicle, from cars and small trucks, to large pickups capable of towing boats, campers, RVs, horse trailers and heavy commercial equipment.

Trick Trucks offers full service installation of all truck parts and accessories at each of our locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

If you are interested in purchasing one of our many Trailer Hitches, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here today! You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

 

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