Originally Posted by Billchelle
Picking up the new 30ft Greywolf on Friday. A bit nervous about towing any advice? Thanks!
Here is what I suggest. I don't know if this will be your first time towing any trailer, so here are some basics...
Take turns wide.
Take it slow -stay below 65 on the freeway and give yourself 2-3 times the distance you would normally when following traffic.
Spot out an empty parking lot and practice. Learn how to a backup using side mirrors (There is a trick to place your hand on the bottom of your steering wheel at the 6:00 position) and turn your hand in the direction that you want your trailer to turn). Reverse slowly.
Pay attention to the height of your trailer when on roads with a low tree canopy.
Not related to towing but good practices for the pickup day and before your first big trip:
PDI - review the PDI Checklist in our library (found in the green menu bar above). Take it with you for the pickup.
Learn how to adjust your weight distribution hitch. A properly adjusted WDH has a great impact on towing. You will need to readjust some of it once you fully load.
Always check your trailer tires' air pressure before traveling.
Learn how to adjust your brake controller. You might need to do this on the road.
Plan to driveway camp once you get it home and before your first long trip.