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How Horse Trailer Towing Works

It's easy to see horse towing as simply hauling another type of heavy cargo. You'll see just as easily that you must take many factors into consideration when hauling horses to avoid injury.

How Trailer Bearing Protectors Work

Trailer bearing protectors keep trailer hubs clean while keeping grease and other contaminants out, prolonging the life of the trailer bearings and saving you the expense of replacing them every year.

How Flatbed Trailer Towing Works

Flatbed trailers are specially designed to haul extremely large cargo, particularly vehicles. But you could find yourself in trouble if you drive recklessly with badly secured cargo.

Motorcycle and ATV Towing Regulations

It's taken some time, but you've finally learned the ins and outs of towing. Now that you're towing a motorcycle, forget all of them. Motorcycle and ATV towing come with a unique set of regulations and risks.

How Hitch Couplers Work

Choosing appropriate towing accessories places you that much closer to safer towing -- hitch couplers are no exception. But what are the different types of hitch couplers available and what are the advantages of each?

How RV Towing Regulations Work

You can't wait to head out on that fishing trip in your RV, but you need to figure out some things first. Do you have enough insurance? Do you know the towing laws in each state you'll be driving through?

How Fifth Wheel Safety Systems Work

Safety systems for fifth wheel trailer setups are simple to install and easy to use.

How Towing Monitoring Systems Work

If your trailer is losing air in its tires, you need to know right away -- that's where towing monitoring systems come in.

How Fifth Wheel Towing Works

Maneuvering a fifth wheel trailer can be tricky. Here's how to do it right.

How Car Towing Regulations Work

When you tow a car, you have to consider a few things. How much does my cargo weigh? Do I have the proper insurance? Am I aware of the towing regulations in each state I'll be passing through?

ATV Towing Tips

It's generally illegal (and unsafe) to ride an ATV on the street, so you'll have to tow it to the trail. Here's how.

How Towing Race Cars Works

The cheapest and easiest way to move a race car to the track is to put it in a trailer and tow it.

How Trailer Spindles Work

If your trailer's wheel bearings have failed, then you probably need new spindles, too. Spindles are a critical part of the axle assembly. In fact, every trailer needs at least two. But what are spindles, anyway?

How Hitch Safety Chains Work

Consider hitch safety chains your insurance policy against losing your cargo during transport. Make sure your hitch safety chains are properly installed, or you could find yourself involved in a deadly accident.

How Stairs and Steps Work

You might not consider stairs and steps a towing accessory; in fact, you may never have associated stairs and steps with towing at all. What do stairs and steps have to do with towing, anyway?

How Drop Hitch Receivers Work

Drop hitch receivers help match the heights of a vehicle and its trailer to keep it balanced and upright on the road.

How Hitch Locks Work

Hitch locks help protect your vehicle and your cargo from thieves by fusing your trailer hitch and receiver to each other.

How Hitch Hooks and Anchors Work

You're driving in a downpour when you roll into a muddy ditch and your trailer hitch is too weak to pull your car out. Hitch hooks and anchors, however, can haul large items easily.

How Utility Trailer Accessories Work

The right utility trailer accessories make towing large loads both easier and safer.

How Hitch Jacks Work

Unlike most car jacks, hitch jacks make it possible to hoist large items over the trailer hitch for towing. They can be unsafe if used improperly, so make sure you know what you're towing before you use one.

How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work

Trailer balls and switch balls are mounted on your receiver hitch's ball mount, coupling the trailer to your towing vehicle and bearing the load of your trailer's weight.

How Overweight Loads Work

Have you ever followed a tractor-trailer over a bridge and worried the bridge would break? What you're tailing is an overweight load, and you're right to be concerned about the damage it's doing.

How Trailer Wiring Works

When you're towing your boat, you'll want the other drivers to see your turn signal when you veer down Lake Road. So get those taillights on your trailer working.

How Axle Spring Seats Work

You can be forgiven if you've never noticed the axle spring seats in your trailer. They're small, inconspicuous and are usually hidden beneath the axle. But the job they do in maintaining your trailer's alignment is necessary.

5 Ridiculously Heavy Towing Jobs

If these colossal feats of towing don't blow your mind, they'll have you scratching your head, at least. Some are acts of superhuman strength, and others use contraptions to get the job done.


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