The trailer tie down system is one of the most critical but often neglected parts of trailer maintenance. A trailer’s stability and safety depend on a properly functioning tie-down system, so it’s worth taking the time to learn how to do it right.
We’ll be looking at 3 main points you need to know about trailer tie-downs:
1) How does a trailer have stability?
A trailer has stability when all of the wheels are on the ground and have sufficient traction. If it is not grounded, then it will be easy to jostle or knock around, which could cause damage if you’re driving down a bumpy road—and even worse, flipping over! So make sure that your trailer is always securely grounded.
2) What are some common mistakes people make when trying their trailer down?
Some common mistakes people make when trying their trailer down are: not tightening the straps enough or not making sure that the tie-downs are on both sides of a trailer.
This is important because if one side falls off and is dangling in the air while you’re driving down the road, it could cause damage to your trailer from bumping up against it.
3) What is the best way to go about tightening your trailer ties after a few hundred miles?
The best way to tighten the trailer ties after a few hundred miles is to pull the straps enough to snug, but not too tight.
If you over-tighten them, then it will cause damage and potentially make your trailer flip over!