There isn’t much a General Motors truck can’t do, and that includes effectively towing a horse trailer or other type of trailer. Here are a few tips from the truck experts at Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC to help you tow a horse trailer with your GM truck when you are navigating the winding, hilly roads near Louisville, Kentucky.
Know what your truck can handle
Your Sierra or Silverado truck can tow exceptionally heavy loads, but even it has its limits. Before you hitch your trailer to your truck, make sure you are not exceeding the model’s official capacity or the limitations of the hitch. If you do, you are putting yourself, your horses, and everyone else around you at risk while also risking damage to your truck.
Secure your horses and supplies
If you are using a trailer to haul your supplies and equipment for your horses as well as the animals themselves, make sure everything you put into the trailer is secure and packed correctly. Properly positioning your gear, evenly distributing the weight on each side, and achieving an ideal tongue weight are essential when safely trailering in Kentucky.
Perform a safety check
For a successful trailering excursion with your horses in La Grange, you must perform a safety check of several components on your truck and horse trailer. This includes reviewing the tires’ condition and inflation, the functioning of the lights, and your GM truck’s braking system.
Get a better view
Don’t forget to position the mirrors correctly, too, so you have a view that extends past your trailer. New Chevrolet and GMC trucks at Champion have many innovative tools to help increase visibility around your horse trailer, like the Rear-View Camera with Transparent Trailer Mode.
If you need greater towing power to suit your trailering needs, you’ll find it in models like the Silverado and Sierra. See what towing technology they offer when you visit Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC in La Grange, Kentucky, to discuss your horse transportation needs.