Did you buy a tow-bar? Check how to properly connect the trailer to the tow-bar!
The correct installation of the trailer is the precondition for safe movement on the roads with the trailer. For this purpose the tow-bar you have purchased is used. Both connecting and disconnecting is not a difficult task, but it is worth doing it based on proven knowledge that is acquired, for example, in a driving school. Here are the most important tips to keep you comfortable on the road and avoid undesirable situations.
Attaching the tow-bar in a few simple steps
Before you start the process, you need to properly install the tow-bar and then position the car in such a place that you can easily pull the trailer without the risk of damaging other vehicles (preferably in a large parking lot). How to efficiently perform the entire process? Here is a step by step instruction!
Step 1 - Prepare the trailer
First, of course, you need to unlock the trailer by removing the housing that secures the hook. All elements are very important here, so take a look at how they are fitted and store all the parts, because will need them in the future. Then open the trailer’s hook by moving the lever up.
Step 2 - Position the open trailer’s hook over the ball of the tow-bar
To safely guide the trailer to the tow-bar, make sure the ground is level. Position the trailer’s hook over the ball of the tow-bar and tighten the support wheel bolt. Then it will close on the ball (you will hear a characteristic "click"). The "+" sign on the hook also proves the correct mounting. Don't forget to tighten the lever manually!
Step 3 - Raise the support wheel and connect the lighting system
Before driving, it is necessary to raise the support wheel and make sure that it does not fall down - screw it very carefully. Then connect the lighting by inserting the plug into the car socket. Make sure that any cables do not touch the ground.
That's it - after releasing the brake and checking the operation of the lights, you are ready to go! Also remember to properly secure the load - it is as important as the attachment of the trailer and has an impact on road safety (yours and other road users).
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Now the car is ready to ride with the properly attached trailer.