Double check set-up especially if someone else is helping. Upon arriving at the service department we found my emergency cable dragging on the ground when someone else hooked up for me.
I don't remember the correct name but I have a locking device to keep the hitch in the receiver. The auto body shop inspected and returned the hitch to the receiver. Long story short - it turns out the cap was on but not locked or secured. I towed short distrance on the freeway and then returning home I drove in wind with strong gusts so finding this out afterwards was scary. I'm surprised the cap didn't fall out or even worse losing the trailer while traveling.
I have learned from those mistakes and now I double check regardless of who is helping me and how much experience they have.
When stopping for a break:
- Re-check setup. You never know if someone decided to have some *fun* unhooking something.
- Carry extra pins in case one needs replacing or goes missing while you have lunch.
- Do a walk-around before hitting the road again.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...
2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West