Before Heading Out
ATTACHING THE TRAILER TO YOUR VEHICLE
Before attaching the trailer to the vehicle, ensure that the trailer is properly balanced and level.
Position the vehicle or trailer so that the hitch ball is directly below the trailer’s coupler and lower the trailer.
Securely fasten the tongue coupler and lock the trailer latch using a cotter pin or lock.
Using tie down straps, securely fasten the boat to the trailer.
Attach the winch cable and/or winch safety chain to the bow eye of the boat (if so equipped).
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.
Fasten the trailer’s lighting harness to your vehicle and check your lights.