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Old 08-20-2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Safe Trailering Guide at UHAUL site

http://www.uhaul.com/about/publication.ashx?id=20311

i came across the guide. it has basic info and would be an excellent start for people new to towing.

it even has an AIRSTREAM as an example of trailer types!
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:01 AM   #2
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Thats a pretty extensive guide. Good for everyone to look at.
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Thanks for posting that link to UHaul's booklet. I think everyone of us who tows an Airstream or any trailer for that matter should read it, no matter what our towing experience is. Just as a little reminder. Those who think 75 mph on the interstate is acceptable should consider their own safety and those around them. Towing at speeds at or about 60 mph saves fuel and emissions and tires. We as Airstream owners should set the example by using every piece of safety equipment available and operate at safe speeds, regardless of what others do.For, we are the best. Safety is NO JOKE. SLOW DOWN, WHATS THE HURRY?????. Sit back and enjoy the Ride.
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There have been some controversy over U-haul's safety record - loaning badly maintained equipment, suggesting that renters could tow more than was safe. This booklet probably was a way to address it - or attempt to shift blame to the driver in case of an accident.

Here's an interesting excerpt:

When towing a trailer not equipped with brakes, the loaded weight of the trailer should not exceed the unloaded weight of the tow vehicle. When towing a trailer equipped with brakes, the trailer weight may exceed the car’s weight, depending upon the trailer design and the trailer manufacturer’s recommendations. Excessive trailer weight can lead to stress on the automobile.

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Thanx for posting this. I read through it, and found it to be a good refresher course on the basics of towing.

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