What Should I Know Before I Tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events & News, Tips & Tricks on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 4:47 pm
2020 Ford Super Duty hauling a boat

Summer means there is finally time to spend a little bit of time outdoors. It’s great to take some time to relax at the beach or on a nice fishing trip. Having the time and space to relax is the reason why the summer is so nice.

There’s nothing that screams summer more than a day out on a boat. Whether you’re just patrolling the waters or going fishing, it’s an easy way to have the perfect summer day. If it’s your first time taking a boat out, then you might be a bit nervous about having to tow your boat along. We’ll show you some tips on how to make sure it all goes smoothly.

How to Tow a Boat Safely

Obviously, you want to make sure the boat is hitched up properly. The key is to make sure everything is lined up properly and secured tightly enough that nothing is going to come loose in transit. It’s good practice to double check everything before you head out on the road. Hitching up the boat to your truck or SUV is the hardest part of the process.

2019 Ford Super Duty hauling a boat

2018 Ford Super Duty hauling a boat

If it’s possible you should give your ride a small test drive to make sure everything is rigged up properly. You should keep an eye out for any sway to your trailer or boat because that is one of the more dangerous things that can happen. Leaving a little bit of space between you and other cars on the road can also help out a lot, you won’t feel as boxed in. There’s not much you need to do differently other than being more careful and aware of your surroundings.


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