Towing Tips

5 July 2024 by
Towing Tips

Towing Tip #1

Before you go on your next towing adventure, ask yourself the following questions;

Identify you holiday and towing requirements

1. Where do you want to go?

2. What type of roads are you likely to be travelling on?

3. How long are you travelling for?

4. Do you have suitable towing equipment?

The type of towing equipment you will use on your trip will depend entirely on the roads that you will be travelling, in conjunction to the type of towing you will be doing. 

Eg: towing a caravan vs towing a trailer. 


Towing Tip #2

Know your vehicle

1. Know your vehicles maximum tow rating. 

2. Know your trailer ball weight.

3. Know the fully loaded weight of caravan/trailer.


Towing Tip #3

Know your towbar capacity

1. Identify if you have a Standard or Hitch Receiver towbar. 

2. Identify the maximum towing capacity of your towbar.


Towing Tip #4

Install a brake control unit

All trailers with a GTM exceeding 750kg must have brakes


Towing Tip #5

Use a weight distribution system

 Why do you need a Weight Distribution System?

• Ensure your system is set up correctly

When using the Weight Distribution System the ball weight remains the same, however the load is evenly distributed through the vehicle's chassis to all four wheels. It is important that the capacity of the system is correctly chosen and that the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations are always followed.


Towing Tip #6

Use a sway controller

When travelling with a trailer, strong winds and wind buffets from large trucks and buses can result in unnerving trailer sway.


Towing Tip #7

Use common sense

Educate yourself before you tow. It is better to take time to prevent problems from occurring than dealing with them when it’s too late.