A : Many different terms are used to describe a trailer hitch: hitch, ball, tie rod, receiver, coupling bracket. Actually a trailer hitch is the part attached permanently under the vehicle in which the receiver tube is inserted.
A : A trailer payload is the maximum amount of weight that you can load in or on a trailer without exceeding the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The payload is calculated by subtracting the curb weight of the trailer from the GVWR.
A : The GVWR is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. This is the maximum allowable weight of the trailer and Cargo combined as specified in the road safety act. It includes the maximum load of goods (towing capacity) and the maximum weight of any optional equipment on the trailer.
Q : Safe Hauling – The importance of trailer tongue weight
A : Towing a trailer is not a small responsibility and should be undertaken with great care and an eye toward safety. An accident with a trailer can have great consequences. Whether you are towing, a light boat or camping trailer behind your vehicle or a cargo trailer to haul a race car or move personal belongings, balancing the load and preparing the trailer are critical to safe handling.
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