TRAILER TOWING TIPS

Hiring a trailer can at times daunting, especially if it is one of your first times towing a trailer, however it shouldn’t be. We are experts and have been providing advice to Gold Coast residents on towing a trailer, and drive safely with a trailer. Below are a few simple tips to ensure you have a safe journey.


SAFETY CHAINS
The safety chain on a trailer should never be loose or left dragging along the road. They have been put on the trailer to serve a purpose. You should always secure the loose end of the safety chain to your car as it will decrease the chance of the trailer drifting down the highway if it happens to become unhitched from the tow ball.

TRAILER LIGHTS
Always check the electrical cable from the trailer is connected to your car and the lights are working, including brake lights and indicators. This is as easy as asking someone near by to look at the lights while you flick on the indicator or put your brakes on. This will ensure the electrical cable is connected property and the trailer lights are working as they should to avoid any road hazards.

BRAKING
When you tow a trailer the weight of the load can impact the quality of braking that you are used to. It is important that you allow extra distance between cars on the road, and you allow yourself extra time to brake slowly and safely.

YOUR LOAD
Ensure you have balanced your load evenly on the trailer and you have it secured as required with tie down straps or ropes to avoid the load shifting. If you have loose items or green waste, you should ensure you have a net to secure the load in the trailer and prevent your load from becoming a hazard to other road users.

TYRES
If you are hiring a trailer for an extended period of time we recommend you check the tyre pressure before each trip to ensure it is sufficient. We do have spare tyre on all of our trailers, so you can rest easy knowing that should you experience a blow out we have you covered.


If you have any questions about hiring our trailers feel free to check out our FAQ’s. Alternatively, you can contact our team at Try Me Trailer Hire on the Gold Coast today who will be more than happy in answering any questions you may have,