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The Importance of a Trailer Pre-Trip Inspection

... try to move ahead. It should be very difficult to move the trailer. Next I would ask for the running lights and hazard flashers to be ... minutes and I then had a good idea of how roadworthy the trailer was or wasn't. Many times the exercise would conclude with an order ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 5 comments

Trailer Light and Reflector Requirements

... required by law to be installed and functional on your trailer. If that trailer is not a small one, the number grows rapidly to stay in compliance ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/10/18 - 12:05 - 0 comments

The Ubilt Utility Trailer

The quality of a home made utility trailer can range from factory perfect to I'm amazed that it is still following ... even in full daylight. Depending on the dimensions of the trailer additional clearance lights may be required. "Borrowing" a licence ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 0 comments

Mandatory Brake Checks on B.C.'s Highways

... could include a pickup truck towing a large recreational trailer behind it. Properly licenced drivers of vehicle combinations like ... are an expensive repair but if they are working and the trailer brakes are not, you have an excellent chance of a jack knife ... and ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 21 comments

Those Blinding Blue Headlights

... yea, I was totally blinding oncoming traffic because the trailer I was pulling cause my low beams to point right into their eyes. So I ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/05/27 - 13:24 - 19 comments

Bright Ideas for Fall Driving

... winter on snowy roads & when snowing, the back of the trailer gets covered in snow very quickly, the LED lights don't generate heat so the rear of the trailer can vanish in blowing snow conditions, at least with regular lights you ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 11 comments

Coloured Lights Tell Us Something About Vehicles

The lights that our vehicles are equipped with serve two important functions. They allow us to see and they allow us to be seen by other road users. The messages conveyed to others by our vehicle's lights must be clear with no opportunity for confusio ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/28 - 16:18 - 4 comments

To See, or Not To See - Tinted Windows

... never have tinted side glass again.. impossible to back a trailer at night, and i found that the optics were poor! Eye Contact ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/10/16 - 13:36 - 9 comments

Special Trailer Tires

... heard of this? I have no experience using special trailer tires that I know of, but they appear to be the best choice for ... and for long distances and bias ply tires for the utility trailer that you only use on the odd weekend. They carry more load than a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 0 comments

The Brake Check

... will feel the pedal rise slightly. Are you towing a trailer equipped with brakes? Disconnect the vacuum lines, pull the pin on the ... activate the breakaway brake. Try to drive ahead and the trailer wheels should lock. In addition to checking for hydraulic fluid leaks, ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 0 comments

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