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Essential Tricks for Safe Winter Hauling – Part 1

December 19, 2017

Staying safe during winter towing can take a little extra planning, preparation, and common sense, but it is definitely worth it in the long run.

As the weather gets cooler and the snow begins to fall, these extra steps can make sure that you and your passengers make it from point A to point B in one piece.

Over our next few blog posts, we want to discuss the precautions you should take in order to haul your trailer in Seattle WA safely throughout the winter!

The very first thing you should check before heading out to haul a trailer this winter is to check your towing vehicle.

To do this, make sure that your towing vehicle is in good driving condition. It is always a good idea to have your vehicle inspected to ensure all regularly scheduled maintenance have been performed, and your vehicle is ready to take on the dropping temperatures.

Let your mechanic know your towing plans so they can take the time inspect the braking system to make sure that make sure your tires are in good condition, fill the tires to the proper level, and find any other issues that may prevent a safe journey. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have the proper wiring and lights for your new trailer so you are visible to other drivers on the road during both the day and night

The next most important thing to consider for winter hauling, is choosing the perfect trailer for the job.

If you will be traveling through the rain or snow with a trailer filled with cargo, it is important to decide if that cargo should be protected from the elements. You may need to consider a cargo trailer to ensure your load makes it to your destination without being damaged. If you’re using an open-top utility trailer, you can use tarps, straps, and ropes to protect your items.

Starting with the right equipment can make all the difference in safe winter hauling.  Trailer Boss can help you load your trailer in Seattle WA all of the bells and whistles and make sure it is ready to hit the road!  Contact us today or stop into one of our awesome locations.