Towing trailers and simply driving a car may look similar but, is not the same. When it comes to towing trailer, there are a lot of little details that need immediate attention. If you are preparing to drag a trailer, you better go over the basics before something serious happens.
Even people who do have some experience with towing trailers say that there are more things to it. It has happened to those who have tried – their trailer is swaying side to side and is likely to intrude into the other lanes.
What will happen next? You think that you will probably lose control over it. You are confused as you know that maybe you just filled the camper’s water tank or load the rear with luggage and haven’t made any significant changes. But, it’s really not that simple, you need to think twice before you even think of towing trailers.
Even small details can make big changes in the stability, thus, you need to take everything into consideration, especially the weight distribution. If you want to pull a very big load when towing trailers, you need to know a few details first.
The weight distribution system works in a special way and to understand it, you need to know the meaning of two simple terms. The first one is GTW (gross trailer weight) – the total weight on the trailer, with fuel, cargo and anything else you’ve got there. The second term is tongue weight – that part of the load that is far forward in the trailer. Actually, it presses down on the hitch.
In this video, you’ll see how it really works and how important is the weight distribution when it comes to towing trailers.
Check it out!