Easy Car Haulers' Blog

What Are Trailer Stake Pockets?

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If you’ve ever used a truck or trailer, you’ve likely interacted with stake pockets. You may not have known what they were or even noticed them on the vehicle, but they were there! Let’s take a closer look at what stake pockets are and how to use them. Stake Pockets Make Your Truck or Trailer … Read more

Can You Back up with a Trailer Attached?

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Driving with a trailer attached takes some practice, but most qualified drivers get the hang of it after a short time. Driving in a forward motion mostly mimics standard driving practices, but backing up is a different story. This helpful guide from Easy Car Haulers explains when you can and cannot back up with a … Read more

How to Drive with a Trailer in Snow

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Projects don’t stop just because it’s winter. You may find yourself in a position where you have to drive with a trailer in snowy conditions. The basic principles of driving with a trailer remain the same, but you will need to make a few adjustments in winter. Here are some pro tips describing how to … Read more

Do You Need a Special License to Tow a Trailer?

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There are many reasons to tow a trailer, ranging from vehicle transport to moving and beyond. With this vast array of tasks, you may wonder about different permit requirements. The guide below explains the type of license you need to tow a trailer or car hauler. You Do Not Need a Special License for Most … Read more

Car Trailer vs. Tow Dolly: What’s the Best?

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There are two common ways to transport a vehicle: with a car trailer or tow dolly. Both options can get a vehicle from point A to point B, but one may be better suited to your overall needs. This guide compares the pros and cons of each option so that you can determine the best … Read more

Car Strap Basics: How to Use Ratchet Straps

Closeup of Using Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps are incredibly versatile. We include them with our trailer rentals to simplify your transport process. In this guide, we’ll explain how to use ratchet straps to secure your cargo. What Are Ratchet Straps Used for? Ratchet straps, also known as tie-down straps, are ideal for securing cargo to a trailer. They are made … Read more

Safety Tips for Using a Rental Trailer

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First time renting or driving with a trailer attached? Not sure what to expect? With a few basic safety precautions, you can drastically improve your experience and your confidence on the road. Check out these safety tips for using a rental trailer. Make Sure Your Vehicle Can Pull the Trailer If your vehicle has a … Read more

How to Load an Enclosed Trailer

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Whether you’re using an enclosed trailer to move your house or haul a load of construction materials, these loading tips will make the process easier. The goal here is to put the right eight in the right places so the trailer is easy to control on the road. Read on to learn the right way … Read more

How to Change a Flat Tire on a Trailer

Red Triangle and Closeup of Changing Flat Tire in Street

Trailers can get flat tires, just like cars can. If you’re driving with a trailer and experience a flat, there is no need to panic. Swapping a flat tire for a spare tire is fairly simple, as long as you have the right tools accessible. Follow the guide below to learn how to change a … Read more

What Trailer Is Best for Moving? Open vs. Enclosed

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If you’ve got a move coming up, you have the choice of renting a moving truck or a trailer. We recently compared Trailer Rental vs. Moving Truck Rental, and for the most part, trailers outweigh moving trucks. This guide compares enclosed trailers and open trailers to help you decide what to rent. Enclosed Trailers Are … Read more