How do I safely park while towing a trailer?
Parking your car with a trailer attached can be tricky. It’s not as simple as finding a spot and putting the car in park. You need to follow a few important steps:
Find a parking spot long enough to accommodate your vehicle and the trailer (preferably level, not on a grade).
Hold the brakes firmly.
Have a passenger block both rear wheels of the trailer.
Let off the brakes.
Engage the parking brake.
Put the car in park.
Turn off the engine
Try to avoid parking on a grade as the trailer will tend to roll down.
When starting on a grade, make sure to hold the brake before putting the car in gear or releasing the parking brake. Pull forward gently and stop so you can retrieve the tire chocks.
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