Driving in general can be dangerous. Throw a trailer into the mix and you’re even more at risk for an accident. Driving with a trailer involves extra preparation and awareness. Here are some tips to help keep you and everyone on the road a little safer.
Driving around Southwest Florida, you may have noticed a lot of trucks. Some of them are huge – barely-fit-in-the-lane, will-crush-your-Prius kind of big. Big like it looks like they stole the exhaust off of a semi-truck and escaped in a big cloud of smoke. And most of these trucks will be covered in mud. Mudding is a lifestyle the same way fishing and hunting are. It’s an investment of time, knowledge, and money. It takes experience, development of skills, and can be done at multiple levels of intensities from family fun to drop-the-hammer. And all of these lifestyles require safety tips that will ensure everyone makes it
For some of us, hauling a trailer is part of the daily work routine. For others, hitching up the trailer is the start to a great weekend on the lake. But no matter the reason for breaking out the trailer hitch, there is always one constant: driving changes when you’ve got a trailer in tow. For the seasoned trailer hauler, these tips will hopefully be a nice reminder and, for those who are new to towing their toys, these tips might save you from some serious damage to your vehicle or whatever prized possession you’re towing. Here are three things to keep in mind when towing a trailer.
Did you just buy a new boat? Maybe you’ve had your boat for decades, but she’s been in storage for the last couple years. Or maybe your hauling, launching, and retrieving skills could use a little work. No matter the reason, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on your boat trailer handling or your launching and retrieving!