5 Of The Most Common Towing Mistakes
Spring is upon us (although Utah still thinks it’s winter some days) which means it’s time to break out those recreational vehicles! Whether it’s to go camping, off-roading, boating, moving your kids home from college, or even taking items to the dump after spring cleaning, this is the prime time to tow. The weather is pretty close to perfect in most places and it’s only going to get better as we get closer to summer, so what better way to social distance than to take the family out on an adventure? But before you go, don’t some of the most common towing mistakes in the process. With all that being said, many people are a bit rusty on their safe towing skills and neglect to check certain things that are vital to a safe tow. I wanted to gather some accident statistics that involve trailers but have found that that type of information is very difficult to come by and not well recorded, especially ones that are up to date. One of the more recent stats that I found from the NHTSA reported that in 2016 nearly 50,000 trailer hitch accidents happen every year in the United States and since we are now in 2020, I’m sure that number has only risen. Here are some safety checklist items that people tend to neglect and therefore add to that trailer hitch accident statistic.