Boat trailer tips
Never tow your boat trailer before you check to be sure:
Coupling hitch and tow ball are of the same size
Coupling and safety chains are safely secured to tow bar of tow vehicle All fasteners are properly tightened Boat is securely tied down to trailer (winch line is not a tie down) Wheel nuts are properly tightened Wheel bearings are properly adjusted and maintained
Load is within maximum load carrying capacity Tires are properly inflated All trailer lighting is working properly
Trailer brakes are properly adjusted and working (if trailer is so equipped)
Be sure to check requirements regarding brakes and any additional equipment that may be required Don’t forget that: in buying a trailer boat, the trailer is just as important as the boat itself so give the trailer a thorough inspection especially if you have decided to buy a secondhand one.