Anyone can haul a trailer as long as they take it seriously. HOW Seriously? Take it as serious as you would if shaving with a straight razor. You’ll get great results but you have to be very careful.
We all know that shaving with a straight razor gives the best shave. But, it’s risky, dangerous, and takes time and patience to get good results. Hitching & hauling a trailer should be treated the same way. Hauling a trailer takes time, patience, and level of good technique to make sure that you, your cargo, and everyone else on the road is safe.
There are some sensitivities that you should ALWAYS be mindful of while hauling a trailer:
- Make sure you are hauling the correct weight.
- Do a 15 point inspection.
- Align yourself correctly when you are attaching your hitch to your trailer.
- Watch your speed and control.
- Your driving style has to change: you are longer, heavier, and less agile.
- Take your time!
You’ll have great results as long as your are mindful of your trailer, your positioning, and your speed. Happy Hauling!
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