How to (Safely!) Load a Utility Trailer

Just like everything else in life, there are proper and improper ways to use utility trailers. To maximize its longevity and your safety, here are a few things to remember when you’re loading it up.

DO load it heavier up front unless the manual specifies otherwise. The common “ideal” ratio is 60% in the front and 40% in the back.

DO make sure your load is properly secured! This is not an area to skimp on when purchasing tie-downs.

DO load the heavy items first. By securing these well in place, you’re less likely to find your smaller items (which should also be secured) sliding.

What’s the first thing you do when loading your trailer?

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