Who should own a trailer? The answer is simple: everyone. A garage of the right size solves this problem even if you live in a condominium or a block of flats. If you have a house with a garden, the storage of the trailer should not be a problem. It is especially helpful if you want to transport larger things. It is a wonderful solution for transporting machines, lawn mowers, motorcycles, quads, boats, motorboats and snowmobiles. It is also a perfect companion when moving or renovating your home. Did you know that even a flatbed truck or a van can be substituted with it? What rules should you pay attention to when using it? Read on.
What are you going to need to use the trailer?
- Driving licence: A B-category licence is sufficient for the use of trailers weighing no more than 750 kgs. However, you need to wait two years to be able to use a trailer if you have a fresh licence.
- Suitable vehicle: It is worth keeping it in mind that the weight of the trailer should not exceed the weight of the car. Respectively, the weight of the assembly must not exceed 3.5 tons. If you exceed it, your B-category licence will no longer be enough and you will need to have an E-category instead.
- Tow bar: You must pay attention to choosing the tight towbar. After all, this gives the trailer its stability, among other things.
What to look out for when using a trailer?
- Check the tires and the lights every day. The rule of the road states that this procedure should also be performed on our vehicle every day, but many do not do it. In the case of trailers, you should pay special attention to it. Do not endanger the physical safety of yourself and others!
- Check the condition of the tires. If you have an older type of tailer, make sure to check the tires. After all, overloading, frequent use, the passing of time and poor road conditions contribute to the wear and tear of tires. Replace the tires if necessary.
- Do no overload the trailer. In the case of sudden movements, it can drag the car. In addition, the view of the rear can also be disrupted by the large load. You can drive at the same speed as a 40-ton truck, i.e. 70 km/h on a country road and 80 km/h on a motorway.
- Be sure to inspect your tailer before winter. What to look out for? You can get detailed information about it in our blog post entitled 5 +1 Tips to check on your tailer before winter arrives.