Don’t be intimidated; be prepared. With some knowledge and practice, towing a boat or camper behind you can open up your world. Here are a few things to consider.
Once on the road, chill. You’re bringing your toys along to have fun. Relax. Slow down (but please keep right and be courteous to others). Depending on the amount of weight being pulled, your vehicle may need up to 50 percent more distance to come to a stop. Be the tortoise, not the hare.
Know your load limits You work harder when hauling a 60-pound backpack and your rig is taxed when pulling a load. That stress can cause overheating. Do you plan to tow often? Consider a larger radiator and transmission cooler. Know the manufacturer’s load limits and do not exceed them. Take care of your gear, and it will take care of you.