Loading and Towing : Mirage Trailers : TNT Trailer

In this section, Mirage Trailers and TNT provide information regarding trailer safety, usage, and operation. Get tips from people with decades of experience in both trailer manufacturing and operation. Check here from time to time to find ways to improve loading and towing safety when pulling a trailer. If you have handy tips of your own and you would like to share them with us and the rest of the world, go ahead and contact us with your tip.

  • Towing Safely +

    Towing Safely

    To ensure maximum safety when towing your trailer, perform a safety inspection before each use. Here's guidelines from Mirage Trailers on how to do this.

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  • Trailer Tips - Safety Chains +

    Cross Your Safety Chains Under The Hitch

    Safety chains are a critical component of proper trailer operation. Here's a quick tip from Mirage Trailers regarding their correct application.

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  • Securing a Bike in Your Trailer +

    Securing a bike in your enclosed motorcycle trailer can be a bit tricky

    Securing bikes in enclosed motorcycle trailers is tricky. Here's a few common practices from Mirage Trailers that may help you do it right.

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  • Calculating Hitch Weight +

    Hitch weight, or tongue weight, is the downward force the tongue of your trailer applies to the hitch.

    Hitch weight, or tongue weight, is the downward force the tongue of your trailer applies to the hitch. It is critical for proper towing and safety.

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  • Trailer Tips - Safety Walkaround +

    Perform a safety walkaround before using your trailer.

    Mirage Trailers recommends doing a safety walkaround of your trailer at each stop. Component failures and other issues don't always happen predictably.

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  • Trailer Tips - Backing a Trailer +

    Backing a trailer, especially for someone who hasn't had much practice, can be a bit intimidating.

    Backing a trailer, especially for the inexperienced, can be a bit intimidating. Here's a tip from Mirage Trailers that can make the task a little easier.

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  • Trailer Tips - Avoiding a Jackknife +

    Jackknifing, pinching your trailer and tow vehicle together, is a common occurrence with even experienced trailer-towers.

    Jackknifing, pinching your trailer and tow vehicle together, can happen to anyone. Here's some tips from Mirage Trailers that may help you avoid it.

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  • Determining Trailer Load Limits +

    Determining the load limit of a trailer includes more than understanding the load limits of tires alone.

    Determining load limits of trailers involves more than understanding tire ratings. Mirage Trailers will show you how to find the payload of your trailer.

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  • Trailer Tips - Reducing Weight +

    Reduce weight in your trailer

    When was the last time you audited what you're carrying in your trailer? The less travel trailers weigh, the less fuel consumed by their tow vehicles.

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  • Ramp Capacity +

    Ramp Capacity

    Mirage Trailers and TNT Trailer would like to provide the weight capacities of our loading ramps, and some helpful guidelines regarding their proper use.

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  • Weight vs. Volume +

    Weight vs. Volume

    A common misconception among dump trailer users, as well as many dump trailer dealers, seems to be that the amount of material a trailer is capable of hauling is directly related to the size of the box. This is completely false.

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  • Tire Safety - Preventing Blowouts +

    Tire maintenance is often underestimated, and catastrophe can strike when one least expects it.

    Tire maintenance is often underestimated, and catastrophe can strike when one least expects it.

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  • Trailer Tips - Fuel Economy +

    Trailer Fuel Economy

    It's critical for trailer owners to minimize the expense of towing as much as possible. Mirage Trailers has tips to increase fuel economy when towing.

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