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Boat Trailer and Towing Tips - 5 Must-know Tips For Any Boater

When towing a boat, many people simply load it on the trailer, hook it up to the vehicle and start the journey. It only takes them a few minutes to realize that towing a boat is a different ball game.

Properly set up on a trailer

Towing a boat in a safe and effective manner is more than just hooking it up to an SUV (sports-utility vehicle), or pick-up truck with lots of power and torque. It's also about getting first-hand experience before hitting the road. For instance, you may try backing-up (reversing), turning or braking while at a safe location. Online resources and discussion forums also provide boat trailer and towing tips. Finally, never exceed the rated towing capacity.