remember take it slow. Have you ever towed any kind of trailer? if not something good to know is that if the trailer sways, the worst thing you can do is hit the brakes. What you want to do is either speed the truck up to snap the trailer straight or hit the trailer brake controller but not the truck brakes. This should help snap the trailer straight behind you. Remember to downshift for going up and down hills. Pay attention to your engine temp, a transmission temp gauge is a great thing to have. A good rule of thumb is to come down in the gear you went up in. Yes the engine will scream and the rpms will rise but that is ok with a gasser. if your TV has tow mode use it.Swing wide on turns. When making a left and there is 2 lanes turning left, I usually will take the right lane of those two as it gives me more room to swing wide. Remember it will take you longer to slow down and stop so leave extra distance. I drive defensively preparing for vehicles to do stupid things like pull out in front of me and cut me off because they will just to not follow you. I watch the vehicle in front of me and the vehicles several cars in front if me. You will also learn the point of no return at a light. Meaning you know once you hit that point you are going thru the light no matter what. if that puts you thru a light as it's turning red make sure you lay on the horn to warn someone you can't stop in time.
A trick I learned when hauling horses was to brake before the turn not during the turn. Braking during the turn actually increases the force of the turn and will cause more of your stuff to shift. Slow and steady wins the race with a TT, not speed. Always check your tires before every trip as well as at every stop and when you get there. You want to follow temp and tire pressure (inflate ST tires to mAx cold psi). Also a padlock through the holes on the coupler latch is helpful. This keeps it from accidentally flipping open and it keeps people from opening it on you. Also recheck your hookup at every stop before hitting the road because someone may have messed with your chains, pigtail, emergency breakaway cable etc. when you weren't looking (this crap really does happen).by the way get a good brake controller. You want either an integrated brake controller or a proportional brake controller like prodigy p2 or p3, not a time based controller.Edited by: anaro
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