Towing a Trailer for the First Time
Perhaps you, like many drivers, are reluctant to tow a trailer. When towing a trailer for the first time, driving your vehicle may feel heavier, slower and unfamiliar.
However, even though several aspects of your normal driving experience may change, towing a trailer does not need to be stressful. In fact, with the proper equipment and knowledge, towing can become as comfortable as normal driving.
Towing a Trailer Tips!
Throughout this towing guide, look for our Towing Tips! These snippets of advice are helpful for the first time trailer owner and seasoned towing professional alike. Plus, they're free!
Towing for Beginners: What, How and Where?
Whether you're pulling a travel trailer for the first time or simply hitching up a cargo carrier, it is important to be prepared. Let's begin by considering a few questions about your own specific towing situation.
1. What will you be towing?
First, you should know what kind of trailer you plan to tow. Will it be a utility trailer, boat trailer or maybe something heavier, such as a travel trailer?
Will you need a basic receiver hitch or a heavy-duty 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch? Does your trailer have its own set of brakes? There are many factors to consider before towing any type of trailer.
The Towing Basics: A Step-by-Step Guide
The information in Towing 101 will help answer all of the basic questions about towing a trailer. You can move through the guide one chapter at a time or jump directly to a specific topic of interest.
For help beyond the towing basics, please know that the CURT team is always here for you. You can send us a message or call our Product Support team any time during normal business hours!