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Before Heading Out

Towing Your Boat

 

ATTACHING THE TRAILER TO YOUR VEHICLE

 

 

 

STEP 1

Before attaching the trailer to the vehicle, ensure that the trailer is properly balanced and level.

STEP 2

Position the vehicle or trailer so that the hitch ball is directly below the trailer’s coupler and lower the trailer.

STEP 3

Securely fasten the tongue coupler and lock the trailer latch using a cotter pin or lock.

STEP 4

Using tie down straps, securely fasten the boat to the trailer.

 

 

STEP 5

Attach the winch cable and/or winch safety chain to the bow eye of the boat (if so equipped).

STEP 6

Ensure that the trailer’s safety chains are securely fastened to the hitch. Chains should be long enough to accommodate tight turns but short enough so that the tongue of the trailer cannot touch the road if it becomes dislodged from the hitch.

STEP 7

Fasten the trailer’s lighting harness to your vehicle and check your lights.

 

 

Take a course

Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
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Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain
Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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