On Facebook, maker Joel Crawford shared the following safety tips for hitching a trailer:
A. Make sure the bulk of load is forward of the trailer’s axle, resting between the tongue and rear wheels of your vehicle and the trailer’s wheels. (60%)
B. Make sure your tail lights work, your chains are secured, and your tires have correct air pressure. (Side note: Hubs need grease. Drive a mile or two, stop and feel the center hubs, if they are warm, there’s a problem).
C. Straps are life. Maybe not your own but someone else’s. String is not a strap. Properly secure your load.