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Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
What is gooseneck? Gooseneck is a term that is used to describe the portion of the trailer that is attached to the tow vehicle. It came from someone looking at the trailer from a distance and stating that it looked like the "neck on a goose".
What is deck over? This term is used to describe a trailer where the deck goes OVER the tires instead of IN BETWEEN the tires.
What type trailer do I need for... Finding a TRAILER that is universal is almost impossible! Trailers are designed for "specific" purposes. While some trailers may be Multi-Purpose, others are not. Make sure to tell your Trailerman sales professional what you will be loading and/or hauling on your trailer to get the best possible match.
What type of driver's license do I need? Each state has its own traffic laws & regulations. Please go to the website below to locate your state's transportation authority. Check out the Federal Highway Administration's website for more information.
What type of hitch will I need? The type of hitch you need depends on the weight of your trailer, cargo and the "Pull-Type" of your trailer. Talk with your Trailerman dealer for assistance in determining the best hitch for your needs.
Can I install my own trailer hitch? Some people do install their own trailer hitch. However, we recommend that you take your vehicle to a reputable Trailerman dealer that specializes in hitch installations. This way, you will be confident in knowing that your vehicle is equipped with the correct Weight Class and Type of hitch for your trailer needs.
Requirements for weights, hauling, scales, etc. Each state has its own traffic laws & regulations. Please go to the website below to locate your state's transportation authority. Check out the Federal Highway Administration's website for more information.
How do I back up a trailer? The best advice; practice, practice and more practice. Backing up a longer trailer is easier than a shorter one. Before you begin make sure your safety chains are attached, your jack(s) is retracted, your hitch is connected properly and your lights are hooked up and working. If you are heading in a direction you do not want to go STOP! Pull forward and try again. For more information on backing up a trailer visit this guide.
Do I need to stop at weigh stations? Each state has its own traffic laws & regulations. Please go to the website below to locate your state's transportation authority. Check out the Federal Highway Administration's website for more information.
How large a vehicle do I need? Your tow vehicle should be rated at a towing capacity of equal to or higher than the weight of your trailer loaded with cargo.
Can I do my own electrical hookup? Many new vehicles that are equipped with a "Towing Package", have an electrical hookup installed on them. Check your vehicle owner's manual to determine what is needed for your electrical hookup or talk with your knowledgeable Trailerman dealer.
Where can I get information on how to tow a trailer? Check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's PDF on towing.
Links to state laws? Check out the Federal Highway Administration's website for more information.
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