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Towing a Vehicle Hauling a Trailer

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Travel TrailerWhen attempting to tow a disabled vehicle already connected to a trailer, less is more. In other words, if you can separate the two and leave the trailer in a secured place or tow it separately, the better off you may be. If you have to keep them together, doublecheck the condition of the trailer, the trailer hitch, safety chains, lighting and its wheels to make sure everything is in place and ready to go. When dropping off the vehicle and trailer, backing them up while connected is very, very difficult, but not impossible, so one option is to disconnect them and spot them independently.

See more about towing ball-hitch-type trailers the November issue Safety Meeting column by Patrick Gratzianna.