Load and Tow Your Trailer Safely and Confidently
Loading and towing your car is critical for the protection of the vehicle, as well as your own safety. You know your car. But, we know trailers. That means we know what is involved in safely loading and towing your car. We have compiled some of the most pertinent tips to help you.
Know Your Gear
Make sure you know the maximum weight capacity on each piece of equipment you’ll use when hauling your car, including the gross trailer weight limits and tongue weight. JIMGLO Trailers are sleekly built with space-age technology that makes them light enough to be towed by pickup trucks and SUVs, but make sure you weigh your fully-loaded trailer before you head out on the road.
Loading Your Ride
The way you load your car trailer will determine how easy it is to tow, and trailers that are loaded poorly can sway. Put heavier loads toward the front of your trailer and center the rest of your gear from left to right. Inspect your straps for any wear or damage. Avoid using straps that are cut or frayed. JIMGLO's enclosed car trailers are equipped with our Versa-Track (V-Track) tie down system. V-Track allows you the ease and versatility of moving the tie down rings anywhere on the track which can help keep your car from shifting inside the car trailer during transport.
When preparing your trailer for towing, park your tow vehicle and trailer in line with each other on a level surface. Check the trailer’s coupler and cross the safety chains under the tongue. Center your car and slowly drive up onto the trailer. If you’re using the JIMGLO EGO, the tiltbed frame will automatically tilt and lock into place when you drive up, and the low-to-the-ground design of ELITE and ENVY means that your low car is easy to load. Park your car, apply the parking brake, and tie it down.
While You’re Cruising
You’ll want to examine your trailer after driving a short distance to ensure that everything is secured before you go on major trips. Stop every few hours to check on your tie-downs, hitch, wiring, and tires. Keep in mind that even light trailers, like ours, will add weight and length, so you’ll want to be careful on turns, stops, and while accelerating. Take your time, be aware of road hazards, and make any necessary adjustments.
JIMGLO Trailers for Cars
It’s up to you to get where you’re going, but JIMGLO can help you do it with style and peace of mind. We know what you want in a trailer for your car and have the technology and innovation to make it possible. Contact us online or by phone at 520.384.4564 or toll-free at 888.5.JIMGLO.