- Monday, September 3rd, 2012
- By admin
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- Comments Off on Tips for Driving With a Trailer Part Nine
Likewise try to keep only what’s necessary in the custom trailers and don’t overload them and make them heavier than they need to be.
So that’s the weight and the size taken care of, but you also need to consider the change in your center of gravity. This might not be the case with small box trailers, but if you have come out of the trailer shop with race car trailers or horse trailers, then these can actually be taller than your car and suddenly you have to deal with another new threat – the threat of tipping.
This is an issue mostly when you are going round corners and it’s important to note that if you corner too quickly with a very tall cargo trailer, that this can cause the trailer to tip over and fall on its side which is of course very dangerous and very destructive to your expensive trailer. The simple solution here is to make sure that you corner gently and slowly and that you take the outside line when possible. Try to ‘feel’ the trailer behind you and keep an eye on it as you drive.