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Chapter 4: 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. More importantly, you are very likely doing damage your vehicle’s engine, transmission, rear axle, brakes and wheel bearings; all of which will void the manufacturer’s warranty.…

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Chapter 3: Types of Hitches

When you are shopping for towing equipment, one of the most bewildering choices you can face is selecting a hitch. There are many different options available, and can be 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…

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Chapter 2: Towing Components

One of the first aspects of trailer towing to learn 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…

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Introduction To Towing

Chapter 1 Towing a trailer does not need to 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 that other drivers rush around you, won’t let you change lanes, and worst of all, they’ll pull…

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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 positive protection of the cargo and can be outfitted with tracks, rings, tie-downs, shelving, or flooring to accommodate almost any type of cargo. Here are some tips for choosing an enclosed…

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How To Measure For Replacement Hub Bearings

If the measurements are not making sense, or just want a little help call us (770) 988-6419 or just swing by our Jonesboro, Georgia location 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 on your trailer. You…

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How To Measure A Leaf Spring Axle

Glad you found us, if you need help at any point call us at (770) 988-6419 and we will try to walk you through it, or stop by our Jonesboro, Georgia location and we will do it fast and free! First, measure the hub face to hub face length. The hub face is where the…

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Trailer Lingo

If you are around trailers at all, it may be that you know a bit about the “lingo” involved. But if you are a first time trailer owner, or just someone who likes to research, we have put together an index of common terms within the trailer industry. If you don’t see something listed here…

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