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  • General Handling Tips for Trailers

    • Monday, June 11th, 2012
    • By admin
    • In Blog

    Driving a trailer is an experience that can be a little difficult for some, but it gets better as you go along. Understanding some of the general handling tips will make your life a bit easier, though. Be aware that there are books written about driving a vehicle with a trailer, but these will help you on handling aspect.

    • Drive at a normal speed. Sway is more likely to happen at higher speeds.
    • Only used sanctioned driving gear.
    • Avoid any sudden stops or starts that can cause sliding, jackknifing, and skidding.
    • Brake at a significantly longer distance.
    • Always be prepared to slow down.
    • Signal well in advance and allow extra distance to clear any vehicle.
    • Try and always avoid the soft shoulder on narrow roads.
    • Make wider turns at corners and curves
    • Avoid erratic steering that could cause any instability
    • Drive very slowly on bumpy roads

    As earlier stated, there are a plethora of other tips that one should adhere to when they’re driving a trailer. To be safe and thorough in your research and implementation, be sure to read everything that you possibly can to protect you, your belongings, and other drivers while you’re operating a trailer.

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