Traveling with a truck or other vehicle that has a hitch can open up a whole new world of transporting and hauling capabilities. When hauling heavy loads however you will want to ensure that you are using top quality hitches and that they are installed correctly on your vehicle. Using cheaper and lower quality devices can cause damage to your vehicle or to others. Here are some tips to help you setup the perfect towing experience no matter what the situation.
Watch the weight
Weight will be your primary enemy when hauling a load. If the load is to heavy or not loaded correctly the trailer or other device used to move your product could buckle and break. Also, when we have too much weight, we are putting a strain on our engines which could result in larger problems down the road.
Choose the right size trailer
Many hauling jobs will require a trailer. Depending on the size of your towing vehicle you will want to make sure that you have the right size trailer. The trailer you choose can have better balance capabilities, can take turns faster or slower and may be able to balance the weight independent resulting in less stress on your vehicle.
Balance your load
When loading your trailer never throw all the heavy stuff in one specific area. The trick to being efficient is to have your load balanced throughout your trailer. When starting up your travels the trailer should remain level not tilting one way or the other. If it does, then you will want to either lessen the load or restack it in such a way that everything is constantly level.
Double check your hitch
Making sure that your hitch is securely installed and that your load fits perfectly on the ball will ensure that your trip will be uneventful. Also, start off with a small trip at first to ensure that no adjustments are needed. There is nothing worse than having your load get away from you on the middle of a busy street.