7 PRE-TOW CHECK LIST 7.1 PRE-TOW CHECKLIST Before towing, double-check all of these items: Tires, wheels and lug nuts. See the “Major Hazards” section of this manual. Tire Pressure. Inflate tires on trailer and tow vehicle to the pressure stated on 132 the Certification / VIN label. Coupler secured and locked. See “Coupling to the Tow Vehicle” section of this manual. Safety chains properly rigged to tow vehicle, not to hitch or ball. See “Coupling To The Tow Vehicle” section of this manual. Test Tail, Stop, and Turn Lights Test trailer brakes. Safety breakaway lanyard fastened to tow vehicle, not to safety chains. See “Coupling To The Tow Vehicle” section of this manual. Cargo properly loaded, balanced and tied down. See the appropriate “Loading the Trailer” section of this manual. Tongue weight and weight distribution set-up. Ramps secured for travel. Fire extinguisher Flares and reflectors 7.2 MAKE REGULAR STOPS After each 50 miles, or one hour of towing, stop and check the following items: Coupler secured. Safety chains are fastened and not dragging. Cargo secured. Doors latched and secured.
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