Many people may have great ideas about haulers and Homesteader trailers, but they do not know how to accurately and efficiently use them. Therefore, based on luxurious expertise, this article will feature the step-by-step manual guide to help you carry out a towing exercise out successfully.
Know the capacity of your vehicle
The first step to critically examine before towing a Homesteader trailer is to understand your limit, and your gross combination weight rating of your hauler before connecting the trailer to it. These will help you estimate the number of assets the trailer can carry, to avoid exposing the vehicle to risk.
Match the trailer and the hauler properly
Always ensure the trailers and the haulers are adequately centered before the towing exercise kick start. This can be done without much stress if a spotter or rear vision camera is installed in the tow vehicle to help in the observation of the alignment.
Use the appropriate hitch
The type of hitch to use is dependent on the size/weight of the load. Be sure to check the appropriate ball size for you trailer. Homesteader trailers require a 2″ ball on single axle trailers and a 2 5/16″ ball on tandem trailers, unless special options have been added.
Unite hauler to a trailer
Use a jack to lift the trailer to match up with the hauler’s hitch platform while making use of the ball hitch. Your coupler should be kept open, while you lower the trailer to the ball. And make use of a padlock or a pin to lock the coupler in the right position.
Use safety chains
Fasten the safety chains between the tow vehicle and your Homesteader trailer to safeguard the hitch from separating from the tow vehicle. Note; always give an allowance in the safety chains between you tow vehicle and the trailer to allow the trailer to turn freely.
Your trailer must display your tow vehicle’s light signals, like; brake lights, turn signals, and others.
Weigh your hitch
Always know the amount of weight borne on the hitch. Note; the pressure should be about 10 – 15 percentage of the trailer’s whole weight.
Guard your assets
Ensure your assets are secured in the Homesteader trailer to avoid exposing them to physical dents. Therefore, tie them down and also cover them appropriately in the case of an open hauler.
Kick-start your journey
Your driver should drive with much caution to avoid facing a fatal accident that can cause massive loss of assets and life. The driver should observe a frequent stop and check exercise, to ensure the connection between the tow vehicle and the Homesteader trailer is kept in place.
Fill and feel your tank
Your tow vehicle gets heavier because you have attached a trailer to it; therefore, you are probably going to exhaust more fuel than you are supposed. Think about this, and plan.