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Travel With A Trailer: Everything You Need To Know

Requirements to take a trailer on the road

  • Driver’s license: to be able to carry a trailer in order, we will need to have the B2 class card, since this category enables the driving of cars and trucks, and to transport a trailer of up to 750 kilos with a total weight that does not exceed 3,500 kilos
  • Patent: the trailer must have the domain identification plate installed, that is, the patent that must be the same as the vehicle to be towed. You only have to add the start number “101”.
  • Keep in mind: trailers are not registered in the Automotive records, so the agency does not issue patents, but one will have to be purchased individually.
  • Insurance: must necessarily have the coverage of risks at least against third parties and civil liability. It is possible to extend the insurance that the vehicle already has, or to consult with insurance companies to have the coverage of the trailer independently.
  • Weight and lights: the trailer’s weight limit is 750 kilos. As for the lights, the patent must be illuminated, and the position, stop and turn lights must be installed at the rear.

Recommendations For Safe Travel

    • The coupling cup and the ball must be anti-roll and of the same size. This is so that, in case of destabilization, the trailer does not affect the stability of the vehicle or the release of the cup.
    • The hitch must have a second security system to prevent the trailer from detaching. Generally, chains are used, and we must repair their maintenance to control oxidation or breakage.
    • Trailers weighing more than 350 kilos need autonomous brakes connected to those of the vehicle.
    • To maintain the stability of the trailer, it is important to distribute loads of the elements in such a way that the heaviest, and the lightest, are located on the axle, near the hitch zone. Excessive loads can cause serious problems when braking, as the front wheel loses contact with the road.
    • Always carry a helping wheel.
    • Hold the load well: for this, you can use cricket tapes.
    • Drive at a moderate and prudent speed, and be cautious when manoeuvring. Abrupt manoeuvres seriously affect the stability of the trailer and can cause overturns.
  • Keep in mind that the trailer needs wider turning radii since its wheels tend to close more than the vehicle.

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