Camper Trailer Tips
Towing a camper is drastically different than driving the just the vehicle itself. Here are 10 tips to keep you safe on the road.
- Inspect tires for damage, cracks or low tread. Tires over 5 years old are approaching the end of their intended life. It is time to consider replacement. Need help determining the age of your tires?
- Evaluate wheel condition for cracks, corrosion or bends in the lip.
- Tighten loose lug nuts.
- Inflate tires to max psi, check with a tire gauge. Do not forget to check your spare.
- Check your fenders for cracks, bends, or sharp edges.
- Test all lights. Left turn, right turn, brake, rear and license plate are all required by law
- Ensure coupler has a fit tight with the towing vehicle’s ball hitch.
- When driving travel at a moderate and even speed. Stopping should be done gradually, slamming on the brakes can lead to jackknifing.
- Be cautious of potholes or large bumps and use a lower gear over large hills or down gravel roads.
- Keep your steering wheel steady, sudden turns can cause extra sway.
- If you have a flat, or notice any other issues stop as soon as safely possible. Use fluorescent traffic cones to keep other vehicles from getting too close.
Dave sent a great picture of his camper with Sendel's T03 wheels installed.
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