10 Ways to Make Towing a Big Rig Less Dangerous

BROUGHT TO YOU BY Mortons on the Move

"You may have heard horror stories of travel trailers flipping over due to high winds. Or perhaps you’ve seen YouTube videos of fifth wheels stuck under bridges. You don’t want to be that guy. You don’t want to endanger your family, and you also don’t want to make the nightly news by towing a big rig into disaster."

10 Things You Can Do to Make Towing a Big Rig Less Dangerous and Scary

Use an RV Backup Camera You can set up an RV backup camera to see the back of the camper at all times, including driving down the highway.

Travel Trailers: Use Weight Distribution Hitch and Sway Bars

If you have a big travel trailer, your towing experience can suffer from sway and buffeting on the road.

The RV GPS apps mentioned above also help in planning fuel stops. These RV GPS apps will alert you to large truck stops and safe places to stop for fuel with an RV. Sometimes fuel stations have low clearance, especially in smaller towns and less populated areas.

Plan Gas Stops Ahead of Time

Follow the 2/2/2 or 3/3/3 RV Towing Rule

These rules guide RVers on travel days. Basically, both guidelines suggest not driving more than 200-300 miles in one day to prevent fatigue. Driving days take longer than driving a car when towing a big rig at a slower speed.

Plan the Best Route Into the Campground

Planning your travel days from start to finish will reduce stress and anxiety and make sure you take safe paths. Again, we like to use satellite views to scope out the roads leading to the campground and determine the safest turns for our big rig.

Which towing tip is most helpful for you?