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COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

Safety is a partnership between the product and the user. We at Carry-On Trailer value to the safety of customers and our trailers over everything else. But for this to be standard, we need to help you, our customer, know how to be safe as well.

Safer trailers through user education.

 

Safer Towing Checklist

Download our convenient checklists to make sure you have everything covered before you hit the road with your trailer in tow.

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Safety Tips for Your Trailer

You know what you need and you need it now. Here you’ll find quick tips for towing safety for your particular trailer.

Maintain a speed of 55 MPH or lower when towing your trailer.

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How To Videos

Find even more helpful information in our How To videos. It’s the perfect place to go if you like to see how something works before you try it with your trailer.

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Safer Towing News

Find even more information for safer towing practices, helpful tips for hauling your trailer, as well as loading and unloading it, and more.

What is Trailer Sway and How Do You Control It?

Now that we’ve established what safer towing is and discussed how to properly load your trailer, some important towing terms, and some best practices for safely hauling your trailer on the road, it’s time to talk about some events that could occur on while towing and how to safely handle them. Let’s get started with […]

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What Is Safer Towing?

Safer trailers through user education. Safety is a partnership between the product and the user. We at Carry-On Trailer value the safety of customers and our trailers over everything else. But for this to be standard, we need to help you, our customer, know how to be safe as well. Driving a vehicle is a […]

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Safety FAQs

Do you have questions about Carry-On Trailer’s warranty policy? Not sure if the weight is evenly distributed across your trailer? Need a little help to make sure you’re prepared to haul your trailer in the rain? Check out our FAQs page for answers to these questions and more.

  • What’s the best way to load items on my trailer?
  • How can I tell if weight is distributed evenly in my trailer?
  • What should I do if my vehicle overheats while hauling my trailer?
  • What should I do if a tire blows out on my trailer while I’m driving?

Safety Tips

You know what you need and you need it now. Here you’ll find quick tips for towing safety for your particular trailer.

  • Maintain a speed of 55 MPH or lower when towing your trailer.
  • Anticipate stops and brake early.
  • Inspect your vehicle and trailer connections each time you stop.
  • Don’t use cruise control while towing your trailer.
  • When going downhill, shift to a lower gear and ease off the gas pedal. Don’t ride the brakes.
  • Check tire pressure at least once a month on all tires, including the spare.
  • Make regular stops (about every 50 miles or after one hour of towing) to check that the coupler is secured, safety chains are fastened and not dragging, and cargo is secure.

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