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Thegreenmachine12
02-10-2017, 05:31 PM
Now with the creation of the tow rigs thread, I figured I would create a sub thread on towing safety and must have equipment for towing!

So what items do you always have with you when towing?

When I am taking a trailer a long distance, I keep at least two spare tires, some extra ropes and chains, some grease, a light toolbox, extra light bulbs for the taillights, and at least one replacement hub for the trailer if need be.

What do you carry?

wayoflife
02-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Awesome thread!! Thanks for starting it :thumb:

LarryG
02-26-2017, 11:52 AM
Too much! I have what could be called a "shop" in the bays of my Motorhome. Way more than I could list. I try to be "self sufficient" and being able to change a tire on a tag axle Motorhome is no small task. Adding stuff for the tow vehicle is really not adding anything more than I already have at hand. You can't be prepared for EVERY situation, but having belts, hoses, fluids, and some "known" usual suspects as spare parts make me feel better.

cozdude
03-16-2017, 10:36 PM
Bump! Just want to see what others carry with them

notnalc68
03-16-2017, 10:42 PM
I don't tow, very often, but you need to make sure you have a jack, that will lift the trailer. You also need a lug wrench that will fit the trailer tires. A few wooden blocks are helpful, also. They can be used a jacking implements, and wheel chocks, if needed. I know this sounds simple, and silly to some of you, but trust me, it isn't if you've ever ridden with someone that isn't prepared.


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Tumbleweed
03-17-2017, 12:35 AM
It is amazing and befuddling to me that anyone would pull a trailer without a spare tire & the tools to change a flat.

I like the Camco Trailer-Aid Plus for lifting the tires. It can also be used as a wheel chock.

notnalc68
03-17-2017, 01:10 AM
It is amazing and befuddling to me that anyone would pull a trailer without a spare tire & the tools to change a flat.

I like the Camco Trailer-Aid Plus for lifting the tires. It can also be used as a wheel chock.

There are all kinds out there. Anyone can buy a trailer. It's like sometimes, when you wonder how some people even got a driver's license.


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aTX427
06-24-2017, 01:49 AM
Duct tape, a couple Crescent wrenches, regular and giant size zip ties, heavy rope, extra ratchet straps, grease, wood blocks, wire, flashlight and a pipe wrench.