Our trailers require a 2” diameter hitch ball. Use of any other hitch ball diameter size will create an extremely dangerous condition that can result in separation of the coupler and ball, and/or hitch ball failure. Other than this crucial 2” diameter requirement, there are numerous trailer hitches and hitching components available to you for your trailer. Be sure to consult your tow vehicle manufacturer for hitch and/or hitch assembly alternatives.
Pre-hitch/coupling/trip considerations and inspection …. be sure your hitch and tow vehicle are rated for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of your trailer. Remember that the hitch load rating must be equal to or greater than the coupler load ( one is attached to car, other to trailer). Be sure the hitch size matches the coupler size.
Examine all hitch components before hitching, looking for wear, corrosion, deformations, stripping and cracks. Replace worn, corroded or cracked hitch components before coupling the trailer to the tow vehicle. Be sure the hitch components are tight and that the ball-locking device works freely before coupling the trailer to the tow vehicle. Remember to also Inspect the safety chains. Be sure to correct any noted problems or defects before towing the trailer.
Other Important Note: be sure to raise all trailer jacks and close the trailer fully before hitching (i.e. close all doors and windows and raise the step ladder).
Your trailer is equipped with a 7-pin connector, which synchronizes the lights of your tow vehicle and trailer, and can connect their respective braking systems. Although your trailer is equipped with electric brakes, you will need to separately purchase a brake controller for the trailer electric brakes to operate. Electric brakes are not required in every State. However, we recommend that you use them and thus, that you separately purchase a brake controller.
Hitching up your trailer will get easier with practice. The hitching steps described below are typical. However, we highly recommend that you also consult the hitching and unhitching instructions associated with your particular tow vehicle and hitching co
hitching steps and instructions:
Before towing you may test the breakaway assembly by pulling the pin out of the switch to confirm activation of the trailer electric brakes.
Note: your breakaway switch will automatically engage the electric trailer brakes if the safety chains fail during uncoupling.
WARNING: IMPROPER RIGGING OF THE SAFETY CHAINS CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE TRAILER AND TOW VEHICLE, LEADING TO DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY, IF THE TRAILER UNCOUPLES FROM THE TOW VEHICLE.
WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT THE BREAKAWAY SWITCH LANYARD TO THE HITCH BALL OR ANY PART OF THE HITCH ASSEMBLY.
WARNING: THE PROPER SELECTION AND CONDITION OF THE COUPLER AND HITCH IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SAFE TOWING OF YOUR TRAILER. A LOSS OF COUPLING MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
WARNING: AN IMPROPERLY COUPLED TRAILER CAN RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
WARNING: USE OF A TOW VEHICLE WITH A TOWING CAPACITY LESS THAN THE LOAD RATING OF THE TRAILER CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL, AND MAY LEAD TO DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY YOUR VEHICLE’S TOW PACKAGE MANUFACTURER AND/OR INSTALLER.