Record Rig Data
What do you do if you need to add oil to your truck while you’re on the road? Do you know the correct oil to add without fumbling through your manual? When you come to an underpass with a low height clearance, do you know your trailer’s dimensions? If your trailer tire is low, do you know the pressure rating to fill it safely?
The Trail Rider consulting editor Bonnie Davis of Two Horse Enterprises (http://extendinc.com/twohorse) recommends gathering such data before you leave home. Write your tow vehicle’s oil type, the recommended pressure (pounds per square inch) for all tires, and your tow vehicle and trailer’s dimensions and weights onto a three-inch-by-fiveinch index card. Clip the card to the driver’s visor for easy checking on the road.
Digitally savvy? Take a photo of your card, and add it to your phone’s favorite images, or enter the data into your smartphone’s note program. No more digging around in the glove compartment or trying to remember where such information was written down!
Jot down important trailer and tire data before you leave home so they’ll be easy to find during travel.