Does it matter how the trailer is loaded?
– Delia J. from St. Louis, MO
Yes, loading your trailer properly is one of the most fundamental steps to safe towing. Failure to load the trailer properly can result in dangerous whipping. When it comes to leading, remember the mantra:
Always load heavier in front.
The front of the trailer is the end that is attached to the tow vehicle. Place about 60% of the weight of your cargo in the front half the trailer (see image to left).
Heavier items should be loaded first, and lighter items can be placed on top and to the rear. Secure your cargo in place with rope or tie-downs. This will help protect your items as well as keep them from shifting during transit.
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