Simple Demonstration Shows How Dangerous the Wrong Trailer Load Can Be
When pulling a trailer, things seem to be simple on the surface, right? Once the said ...
When pulling a trailer, things seem to be simple on the surface, right? Once the said trailer is secured to the tow vehicle, the load is strapped down and that seems to be it. Outside of making sure that the load doesn’t go anywhere, most would think that they’re ready to pull.
Perhaps, if the load is super light and the tow rig is super capable, that might be the case. However, as this load gets more and more substantial, trailer safety will come into play more. It’s something that we should always consider when pulling a load. It’s especially prevalent with heavier loads, though.
Now, there are a lot of things to consider when pulling. Obviously, it’s not something that we’re going to be able to go over all at once. However, picking up helpful tips and tricks along the way could be incredibly useful in the long run. This time, we’re going to talk about one of the primary considerations once that trailer is hooked up!
For those who are looking to pull along something like, say, another vehicle, considering placement is key. Putting too much weight on the tongue could potentially weight down the back of a truck. However, putting too much weight on the back end, off of the tongue, could make things dangerous. In the latter, we might see unnecessary sway that could cause an accident.
By following along with the video below, we get to watch a simple demonstration of it all. In this demonstration, we get to see, with the scaled-down model, just how prevalent such a concept really is. Sometimes, we can tend to blow off the extra steps it takes to safely doing a job. After seeing how violently the pickup truck in this demonstration reacts to improper weight distribution, most people are going to be thinking twice about this concept, though.