Boats and Maintenance

Boating Basics: How to Level Your Trailer

This short video explains how to achieve a level and balanced trailer using a simple construction level and adjustable trailer hitch

A level trailer allows it to track properly behind the tow vehicle. If it's a dual axle trailer, level places equal pressure on both axles -- this distributes weight properly while preventing excessing tire wear on the axle bearing additional load.

If you own a single trailer, a fixed solid ball mount hitch that achieves level is all you need. It's common to own several trailers, but unlikely that they'll ride level from a fixed ball height. In this case, adjustable hitches are the best product, as they allow you to make quick height adjustments based on the trailer and load being used. Visit the Mercury Dockline Blog for more practical tips.

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