Whether you’re moving furniture on heavy duty trailers or carrying your vehicle in commercial vehicle trailers, it’s important to make sure you’re doing it safely and to follow the laws of the road to do so. There are a range of laws relating to the weight on the road for heavy duty trucks and automobiles, as well as speed limits and ensuring that it is properly secured. If these requirements are not followed, dangerous effects may occur like collisions, truck toppling, and more. Nevertheless, it is not as difficult as it might seem to be to connect and drive with commercial covered car trailers. When you plan to tow commercial enclosed car trailers, there are three key things you need to know about; hitching up, moving forward and reversing. If you’re looking for more tips, Steilacoom Heavy Tow Truck Service has it for you.
You must ensure that your vehicle has an EU Form Approved tow bar before you attempt to tow a truck. This should be mounted by a professional who will ensure that your vehicle is correctly wired and that the towbar is fitted. If you’re familiar with towing commercial covered car trailers, you’d be able to do this yourself, just be sure to test it before going down the road.
When your towbar has been set up and in place, you can either move your trailer to the vehicle by hand or, if it’s too high, you’ll have to reverse your vehicle to it. Wind up any stabilizing legs on your trailer before reversing it, so that it is only standing on its travel wheels and jockey wheel. Reverse the vehicle, preferably just a few inches away, until the tow ball is close to the trailer hitch. Wind up the jockey wheel to drop the hitch onto the tow handle, which should allow a strong click. Double check that the locking mechanism is properly locked on, then wind the jockey wheel down again until the car’s back starts raising. This proves that the connection is secure. So make sure all the stabilizer legs and jockey wheel are extended, the electrical cables are correctly plugged in, and your truck has a number plate similar to your vehicle. These are the moves to fit heavy duty trucks.
This is not too hard, but you just have to be constantly aware that behind your vehicle there is a potentially heavy truck.
Reversing can be quite intimidating to start with with commercial covered car trailers, and it requires a little practice and patience to get it right. The trailer passes to your car in the opposite direction, so be sure to steer the other way you want it to turn. You will start straightening up and reversing normally once it starts spinning round.