Even when time is short, Father’s Day can be special for your hard-working, hard-playing Dad. Gifts of elbow grease, e-gifts, and cool accessories can save the day even when you’re short of planning time.
Enclosed cargo trailers are prized for their hard-working functionality, hauling everything from mowers to snowmobiles to vintage automobiles, but there are another set of fans who look at cargo trailers and see a blank canvas to be converted into retreats, work-spaces and even party central.
Choosing between an open and enclosed trailer to haul your vehicle can come down to cost, ease of use, and maneuverability verses security and convenience.
Lighter, flexible, and simple to load, open car haulers are an affordable option, while enclosed car haulers offer safe storage for your vehicles and tools but may be too big and cumbersome for quick jaunts across town.
Both styles of car haulers are available in models to carry one or multiple cars and can be customized with options to meet your unique needs, so whether you’re part of an up-and-coming race team, an independent professional car hauler, looking for a way to tote your collectible from show to show, or your race car to the track, there’s a car hauler for you.
Towing a trailer is no easy feat in itself but if you add to it the need to back up and park, well now you’ve got yourself a challenge. However, with a few basic tips and tricks we can have you backing up and parking that trailer like a pro.
Tip #1: Know which way the trailer is going to go when backing up
Whether your towing debris from a DIY home improvement project, trailering horses, or headed out an an RV vacation don’t make your trip too exciting with a swaying, swerving, out of control trailer. Sway is the bogeyman of novice towers and the nemesis of those tackling winding mountain roads and sharing byways with 18-wheelers.
Learn to master the impacts of trucks and bad weather that are unavoidable and take steps before you head out and while you’re driving to avoid preventable sway, or fishtailing, while on the road.
A fishtailing trailer is a leading cause of towing accidents and are almost always preventable by setting up your trailer properly and driving mindfully.
As proclaimed by the popular medieval themed fantasy TV series ‘Game of Thrones’, “Winter is coming”. While you may not need to worry about an undead army lead mythical creatures known as “white walkers”, winter weather does pose a real threat to the structural integrity and functionality of your trailer. The harshness of the cold that comes along with the winter season in addition to the other elements produced by the temperature drop can cause serious damage to your trailer if not prepped properly.
It’s that time of year when the temperatures drop and fun winter activities such as snowmobiling become the norm here in Minnesota. However, it’s always a good idea to review some safety tips before hitting the fluffy white stuff every year.
No matter if it’s a first vacation with a new travel trailer, another day hauling waste from a job site, or taking the family and its toys out for some fun, following basic trailer towing safety tips is essential to arriving at your destination safely. In order to be fully equipped for safety: check your trailer from hitch to brake lights, inspect your towing vehicle, and alter your driving habits once you hit the road.