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April 3, 2019 | Ashley Lee

Towing Mirrors Safety and Options

Have you ever seen a truck driving down the road with mirrors sticking out so far you feel like they are in your lane? Or how about a guy with those same towing mirrors and he doesn’t even have a hitch receiver on his truck like this guy haha.   Next on the pre-tow checklist […]

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March 27, 2019 | Ashley Lee

How To Set Up Your Trailer Brakes

Sometimes, people forget how important it is to properly set up your trailer brakes. Trailer brakes should be part of your pre-tow checklist as one of the most critical components to achieving safety on the road. In our previous blog post, we discussed how, if applicable (some trailers do not have trailer brakes and therefore […]

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March 15, 2019 | Ashley Lee

How To Properly Connect Your Trailer Lights

We briefly went over hooking up your trailer lights and testing them in our “How To Properly Connect Your Trailer To Your Truck” blog in the past, but we are going to go more in-depth on what that actually entails. We’ll explore here how to properly connect your trailer lights for safe towing. Whether it’s […]

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March 8, 2019 | Ashley Lee

Choosing The Right Tires For Towing A Trailer

Next on the pre-tow checklist is to make sure that the tires on your tow vehicle and trailer meet manufacturer recommendations and match the appropriate application. Choosing the right tires for towing a trailer is critical in proper towing performance and in keeping you and your cargo safe. Here are some things to consider when […]

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February 22, 2019 | Ashley Lee

How To Properly Connect Your Trailer To Your Truck

Making sure that your tow vehicle and trailer is connected properly is one of the handful of important towing checklist tasks that you must do prior to hitting the road. We’re going to help you learn how to properly connect your trailer to your truck: Trailer Connection Steps Step 1 – Proper Hitch First and […]

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February 13, 2019 | Ashley Lee

Proper Tongue Weight: Why It’s So Important To Get It Right

I read an article on GMC’s website about tongue weight and they compared towing a trailer with improper tongue weight to driving a car with egg-shaped tires. Just imagine, all of us driving around on egg shaped tires..what a mess that would be (and how hilarious would that look!) It would be an incredibly wobbly […]

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February 8, 2019 | Ashley Lee

What Is Gross Combined Weight Rating And Why Is It Important?

When I was 10 years old my dad started a cement curbing business that required all of his boys to involuntarily join the family business. The creation of this business required the purchase of an old truck to pull the trailer that my dad had personally built and retrofit to haul one ton of sand, […]

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January 30, 2019 | Brian Barton

Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)

Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is easy to calculate and critical to know when towing a trailer. Gross trailer weight is the actual weight of your fully loaded trailer, which includes the weight of the trailer itself along with everything loaded onto it or into it. Any cargo, passengers, animals, equipment, fluids and everything in between […]

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January 21, 2019 | Brian Barton

What Is Your Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Or GVWR?

According to Ford and GM, gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the maximum allowable weight of your fully loaded vehicle. This includes all options, equipment, passengers, cargo, and tongue weight. Did you know that tongue weight should be measured to find true GVWR? Tongue weight is the static force the trailer tongue exerts on the […]

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December 15, 2014 | Brian Barton

How to Measure Tongue Weight | MrTruck.com

Kent Sundling from Mr. Truck.com shows trailer owners how to measure tongue weight with the Weigh Safe trailer hitch in this informative video. Specifically, Kent uses Weigh Safe to properly balance a 5600 LBS loaded trailer being pulled by a GMC Canyon for a safe and comfortable ride on dangerously snowy highways through Rocky Mountain […]

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