Posts by Brad

Determining Towing Capacity

It is critical that you understand your vehicle’s maximum towing capacity before you begin towing. If you exceed the manufacturer’s rated capacity you are creating an unsafe driving situation, and you are very likely to damage your vehicle’s engine, transmission, rear axle, brakes and wheel bearings, and you will void the manufacturer’s warranty. If you…

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Types of Hitches

When you go shopping for towing equipment, one of the most bewildering choices you face is selecting a hitch. There are many different options available, and it’s easy to become confused about the details of each kind and class of hitch. Figure 3-1 shows the most common trailer hitch classes, with information about the maximum…

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Towing Components

The first things to learn about trailer towing are the names of the various components and parts used to connect the vehicle and the trailer. There’s a whole range of terms devoted to towing, and you need to know the correct names to make the right choices. The following definitions will be used throughout this…

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Introduction To Towing

Chapter 1 Towing a trailer need not be a stressful driving situation, even though several aspects of your normal driving experience may change. Your vehicle becomes heavier, slower, and doesn’t generally stop as well. It seems like other drivers rush around you, won’t let you change lanes, and worst of all, they’ll pull right in…

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Towing Safety

In the world of trailer towing, “Safety First” should always be the motto. There are many important things you should do to have a safe towing experience, but it all boils down to patience and common sense – and a few basics: General Handling Use the driving gear that the manufacturer recommends for towing. When…

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Enclosed Trailer Uses

Enclosed Trailers are widely used for purposes ranging from car haulers, bike trailers, equipment trailers, utility trailers, motorcycle trailers, and more. Enclosed Trailers provide protection of the cargo and can be outfitted with tracks, rings, tie-downs, shelving,or flooring to accommodate almost any type of cargo that requires hauling. Here are some tips on choosing an…

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How To Measure For Replacement Hub Bearings

If you cant seem to get it or just want a little help call us 770-603-8511 or just swing by for your replacement bearings we stock just about all sizes and styles! Trailer wheel bearings are specific to the spindle that is installed on the axle that is on your trailer. You will need to…

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How To Measure A Leaf Spring Axel

Glad you found us if you are to need help at any point call us 770-603-8511 and we will try to walk you through it, or stop by and we will do it fast and free! First measure the hub face to hub face length. The hub face is where the wheel mounts. Write down…

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Trailer Lingo

Rock Guard – Aluminum Tread Plate On Front of Trailers Preventing Dings And Scratchets From Slung Up Debris. ATP – Aluminum Tread Plate Also Known As Rock Guard STP – Steel Tread Plate Beaver Tail – Slight incline at rear of trailer. Same As Dove Tail Dove Tail – Slight incline at rear of trailer.…

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