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Q: What are some safety tips when towing?

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What are some safety tips when towing?

A: When towing a trailer, there are certain sa...

When towing a trailer, there are certain safety precautions you can take to make sure that you can your cargo will be safe. Some precautions you can take when towing are.

  1. Make sure that you do not exceed the recommended gross trailer weight.

  2. Do not adjust weight distributing hitches to make the hitch higher than it was before attaching the trailer.

  3. Do not attach the trailer’s brake system directly to your vehicle’s brake system.

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