Here is some good information from an article from Foremost Insurance.
Top Eight Mistakes People Make While Towing
The idea of hauling something huge behind your truck or SUV may sound like a fun adventure, but for those who aren't familiar with the complexities of towing, it can actually be pretty intimidating! According to Complete Trailers LLC, there are eight common mistakes people make while towing. To avoid costly damages, read this list before you hitch and go:
- Overworking Your Engine. The number one mistake people make is overworking their tow vehicle. Overextending your vehicle can start a landslide of engine problems. This mistake could lead to a meltdown on the side of the road and potentially require a brand new transmission. To avoid this, keep an eye on your pressure, temperature gauges, and exhaust gas temperature gauges.
- Wrong Weight Distribution Bars.If you don't have your weight distribution bars set up right, you're bound to have your vehicle and trailer bouncing from each other. Your ride will be bumpier than usual and the hitch and frame can be damaged from this too.And when it comes to weight distribution bars, bigger is not better. The bars with chains are tunable and come in various strengths and weights. If you properly load the correct bar size, they'll be parallel to the trailer's frame.