What Should Be Done if the Trailer Sways?

What should be done if the trailer starts swaying? -Garrett R. from Park City, UT If a trailer sways is not normal and can also be scary if you are the driver. Corrective action needs to be taken if the trailer sways because the swaying will progress to dangerous whipping with an increase in speed, or […]

How do I Know my Trailer Hitch Rating?

How do I know what my trailer hitch system is rated? – Erica H. from Phoenix, AZ To determine your trailer hitch system‘s weight rating, you must understand that your hitch system is comprised of three components; the trailer hitch is attached to the frame of your car the ball mount, and the hitch ball Each […]

Does it Matter How I Load the Trailer?

Does it matter how the trailer is loaded? – Delia J. from St. Louis, MO Yes, loading your trailer properly is one of the most fundamental steps to safe towing. Failure to load the trailer properly can result in dangerous whipping. When it comes to leading, remember the mantra: Always load heavier in front. The front of […]

Is Driving With a Trailer the Same as Driving Without?

Is driving my vehicle with a trailer the same as driving it by itself? – Chris S. from Indianola, IA Your towing combination is quite different than a car by itself. It is a lot longer and heavier and requires special considerations while driving and parking. Follow these basic guidelines to compensate for the tow […]

How Much Trailer Weight is Allowed?

How do you know how much weight is allowed in your rental trailer? – Geoff H. from Lansing, MI This is a great question, Geoff, and one that everyone needs to know the answer to before attempting to tow a trailer. On each trailer, you will find decals that indicate the its capacity, but the […]

What do I Need to Know About Trailer Hookup?

What do I need to know about trailer hookup? – Laura W. from Phoenix, AZ Watching and assisting in the trailer hookup at the center or dealer is the best way to learn what you need to know. You should be knowledgeable enough to inspect the connections while traveling, and able to disconnect and reconnect […]

Is Backing up a Trailer Difficult?

Is backing up a trailer difficult? -Michelle S. from Tempe, AZ Great question, and certainly one we receive often. Towing a rental trailer can be different, and backing up with one is no exception. When backing up with a trailer, it is always better to park in pull-through into a parking spot, but sometimes it […]

Boxes for Moving: Not all are Created Equal

When you think of cardboard boxes for moving, you might assume that a box is a box. Many DIY movers will overlook the important choice of what box to purchase and will simply use what is free or inexpensive. In this post, we want to take a look at an important component of a box, […]

How to Pack: The Bedroom

Moving soon? Our “How to Pack” series will help you best pack up each of the different rooms in your home. Today we are addressing the bedroom. You may spend a majority of your life in your bedroom, but that does not mean that you will need to spend a majority of your time packing […]

4 Mobile Apps for Driving Your Car to College

The time has come… You’re off to college. Independence, academic challenge, new friends and memorable experiences are waiting. Every year, thousands of high school graduates drive long distances to their new on-campus home. In fact, many of these soon-to-be college freshman drive across multiple state lines to in order to reach their final destination. If […]

Friday Fun with Stretch Plastic Wrap

As you probably know by now, us moving insiders are always trying to find new and creative ways to reuse moving supplies. This week, we had some extra stretch plastic wrap and, of course, our imaginations began running wild. In this post, we will share our favorite ideas for reusing stretch plastic wrap! Idea #1: […]

How to Pack a Self Storage Unit

Much like packing a moving truck, packing a self storage unit takes a bit of planning and skill. The goal is to use all of the space in the most efficient way, while still maintaining some access to your items in case you need them while they’re in storage. How do you do this? Simply […]