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If you’re thinking about purchasing a new trailer in Warren County for your items, you’ll first want to make sure that you have the right vehicle to do so. It’s important to make sure the vehicle you use can handle both the weight of the trailer as well as the precious cargo inside. Don’t take this lightly. Having the wrong towing vehicle can be dangerous and lead to damages to your vehicle and the contents of the trailer.

Here are a few things you need to take into consideration to make sure you are using the right vehicle:

  • Check the owner’s manual of the vehicle to see what it says is the vehicles max tow weight. While your vehicle probably could handle a little more, it’s always best not to test the limits though and play it safe.
  • Know your GCWR – this is the weight of your vehicle, trailer, and everything else that is in your trailer (including fluids and any customizations to your vehicle or trailer).
  • Know your GAWR – This stands for the total allowable weight on any given individual axle. Be sure, especially with longer trailers that your vehicle can handle the distributed load.
  • Trailer weight – make sure you know the weight of your trailer but don’t forget to include the weight of your horse and everything else that will be in the trailer.

Having these numbers in hand will make it easier for you to narrow down the right vehicle for you and your towing needs. Crim’s Trailer Sales have a selective range of trailer products and services for our customers in Front Royal, VA and surrounding areas. Learn more about each of those specific services below. If you have any questions, feel free to give our trailer Sales Warren County team a call.