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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.

  1. 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?
  2. Evaluate wheel condition for cracks, corrosion or bends in the lip.
  3. Tighten loose lug nuts.
  4. Inflate tires to max psi, check with a tire gauge.  Do not forget to check your spare.Airstream with HiSpec Series 03 Wheels
  5. Check your fenders for cracks, bends, or sharp edges.
  6. Test all lights. Left turn, right turn, brake, rear and license plate are all required by law
  7. Ensure coupler has a fit tight with the towing vehicle’s ball hitch.
  8. When driving travel at a moderate and even speed. Stopping should be done gradually, slamming on the brakes can lead to jackknifing.
  9. Be cautious of potholes or large bumps and use a lower gear over large hills or down gravel roads.
  10. Keep your steering wheel steady, sudden turns can cause extra sway.

Bonus Tip:

  1. 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.

Camper with Sendel T03 Wheels

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