Introduction: How to Hook Up a Trailer.
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Step 1: What You Need
You need the right size ball and hitch to match the trailer and weight requirements, a truck that has a hitch with the right towing capacity for your purpose, a trailer that is certified and insured.
Insert the ball hitch into the truck hitch and fasten with a pin and safety clip.
Step 3: Prepare Trailer So You Can Connect the Ball.
Open coupler lock, and make sure the trailer is raised at the right height so the ball can fit underneath.
Back up the truck and position the ball directly underneath the tongue and lower the jack that the weight of the trailer is fully on the ball.
Close the coupler lock and be sure it is fully locked then insert safety pin into the lock.
Raise the jack to full height and hook up the chains and electrical cord.
Make sure all lights and signals are functioning including brakes (if equipped).
Your all set to go haul.