Prepare The Inside Of Your Travel Trailer Before Having It Towed

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If your travel trailer is being towed to a vacation spot, prepare your possessions so that they do not become damaged while the trailer is being pulled. Once your trailer is dropped off at the place where you will be staying, you will be able to set it up quickly and enjoy your time away from home. 

Place Heavy Items Towards The Front

Place heavier items towards the front of the trailer, making sure that they are ahead of the axle. Doing so will prevent the trailer from swaying as it is being towed down the road. To secure the items and prevent them from sliding or tipping over, anchor them with bungee cords. Cover the items with a piece of carpeting or vinyl tarp. Place several bungee cords over the covered piles and secure them to a strong fixture that is attached to the wall.

Label Plastic Containers For Smaller Items

Place smaller items, such as canned food, toiletries, and linens in plastic containers with lids. Label the containers so that the contents are clearly listed on the outside of each one. Put the containers in a closet so that they do not move around. If you stack the containers, secure the closet door by installing a sliding door bolt.

If you don't have time to install one of these, consider purchasing a temporary lock kit. This type of lock is perfect for traveling. It installs within minutes and does not require any tools. Simply insert the steel latch into the lock plate and press down until it does not move. 

Lighten Your Load

Instead of bringing heavy dishes and glass cups, consider purchasing plastic or paper dinnerware. These items will lighten your load considerably and you can easily dispose of them when you are finished using them. Bring one or two items to cook with and place them in a box, along with the other kitchen items. Prepare meals ahead of time to cut back on the amount of ingredients that you will need to bring. Put these prepared meals in a cooler with some ice. 

If you are going to be staying in an area that will provide you with access to water, do not fill your water's holding tank before leaving. A full tank will add unnecessary weight to your trailer. 

Once your trailer is set up at the vacation spot, you will have all of the necessities that you need for your trip. You will also appreciate that none of your belongings have become damaged during the transition. Contact a towing service to find a company who will tow your travel trailer.


24 February 2015

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