During the summer, there’s no better way to spend a family vacation than packing up the trailer and heading out to the great outdoors. But before you decide to take off, you need to know how to tow a camper trailer safely or you can request the help of a towing service like Towing service Asoke (รถยก อโศก which is the term in Thai) for instance. Nothing will spoil a vacation faster than watching what you thought was a safe camper trailer turning off the side of the road in your rear-view mirror. Here are some steps to follow to make sure you are ready to tow your camper trailer.
- Secure all loose objects on the camper. Anything that can go flying around inside while driving on the road should be tucked away in lockers or a warranty purse.
- Raise all trailer sockets under the camper trailer and secure them.
- Return your vehicle to the front of the camper trailer. You might want to use someone else to help guide you.
- Position the tow ball on your vehicle directly under the trailer hitch of the camper trailer.
- Lower the camper trailer hitch, so it puts it over your vehicle’s tow ball.
- Attach the camper trailer hitch latch so that it secures to the ball of your vehicle.
- Connect the camper trailer wires to your vehicle. Make sure all brake lights and turn signals are in working order before hitting the road.
- Attach the two safety chains that are attached to the camper trailer to the tow vehicle.
A trailer package can be purchased that will help replace most of the camper trailer weight for your vehicle. This will prevent the entire weight from being placed in one location and weighing down the back of your vehicle.
Consider mounting a brake controller on your vehicle. This will make the camper trailer brakes work with the brakes on your towing vehicle. Without this, the entire weight of the camper trailer will be pushing into your vehicle when you come to a stop. The sensitivity of the camper trailer brakes can also be adjusted from this mounted device.