Trailer Safety Basics

Recently, I had to move all of my belongings from Pennsylvania to Arizona for college. After narrowing down my options, I realized that renting a trailer to tow behind my truck would be the best option. The only problem was, I had never experienced towing a trailer rental before, and I wasn’t sure what to […]

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

In our previous post, Distracted Driving = Disaster,  we talked about the risks of distracted driving and how dangerous it is. We want to help you arrive at your destination safely. And to do that, you have to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Sometimes that can be difficult. […]

Distracted Driving = Disaster

Imagine driving the length of a football field blindfolded. That sounds pretty intense, right? Now, imagine you aren’t the only one out there driving on that field. There are other people driving as well. Some blindfolded, some not. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Well, that’s what it’s like when someone drives distracted. One study […]

How Can I Determine What My Vehicle Can Tow?

How Can I Determine What My Vehicle Can Tow? -Kathy D. San Diego, CA There are several factors that determine what your vehicle can tow. Two of the most important factors are your vehicle’s curb weight, and the towing equipment that you have installed on your vehicle. In this post, moving and safety expert Bob […]

Safety Tips for Drivers Conducting a Winter Move

Winter driving conditions can be difficult for any driver. But, if you’re conducting a household move, manning a larger vehicle than you’re accustomed to or towing a trailer behind you, then driving even a short distance in the snow, ice or wind can go from difficult to harrowing. There are precautions you can take, though. […]

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 […]

How to Park and Back Up a Moving Trailer: A Lesson from a Pro

  Backing up your car while hauling a trailer doesn’t have to be intimidating. All you need for success are a few helpful tips. Whether you are backing up for parking or loading, it is important to learn the proper technique. Practice makes it easier. Before You Start Driving Make sure you trailer is attached properly to your vehicle Verify […]

How to Keep Your Moving Truck Safe & Secure When Relocating.

Finally, you are pulling out-of-town. The moving truck is loaded and you are on the road. It is not until you have parked your moving truck at a motel hundreds of miles away that you begin to think, “How am I going to prevent a thief from breaking into my truck?” Well, here are some quick tips that will […]