Morley Towing Service knows that during the holiday period, the towing of trailers, boats and caravans is at its peak. We want to ensure your are safe, please read the following article.
Cautiously take a look at the tow-hitch, security chains and the tow-bar and ball on your own vehicle. Ensure they generally secure with no broken welds, rust or is compromised in any way.
Additionally, ensure that the trailer coupling fits correctly on the tow-ball and can't bounce off. Some have screw fittings to fix the coupling. The safety chain interfaces through a 'D' shackle to a section on the tow-bar. Ensure prior to leaving that the shackle is secure and are crossed over.
Trailer tyres need to be legal just like those on the tow-car. They also need to be suited to load-carrying, so light-truck rubber is preferable. Make sure the trailer comes with a suitable spare wheel and you have a jack that will lift it when laden. Your car jack is unlikely to do the job, make sure you have one will work in you get a flat tyre.
Lights are connected to your car via cable supplied by the trailer owner. If it doesn't fit the plug on your car you will need an adaptor. Commercial hire operators should have the right item on hand, your buddy probably won't but they are cheap to buy at any good auto accessories store.
Be safe and enjoy your holidays. Morley Tow Services, Tow Truck Morley.