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Boat Towing Limits Quiz
by Staff
Towing a boat requires taking safety precautions. Many different factors can lead to trouble if you haven't prepared your boat tow properly. Do you know what to check first? Test your knowledge and learn now!

The best way to avoid a flat tire on a boat trailer is to:

  • Avoid bumpy roads
  • Check the tire pressure before you leave
  • Change your tires every 6 months
  • None of the above

A flat tire on a boat trailer can lead to:

  • Trailer damage
  • Vehicle damage
  • A fire
  • None of the above

When checking the electrical system of a boat trailer, it is important to look out for:

  • Corrosion
  • Dirt and/or gravel
  • Moisture
  • None of the above

Before towing a boat, it is important to make sure the boat trailer has functional:

  • Brake lights
  • Blinkers
  • Running lights
  • All of the above

Before towing a boat, having your hitch system checked by a professional:

  • Isn't necessary
  • Is highly recommended
  • It's extremely expensive
  • None of the above

Before towing a boat, you should check your wheel bearings, brakes and tires for:

  • Wear and tear
  • Moisture
  • Dirt and/or gravel
  • None of the above

What components should you check on your towing vehicle before you attempt to tow a boat?

  • Engine
  • Cooling system
  • Brakes
  • All of the above

What do you do once you know the dry weight of the boat you want to tow?

  • Add several hundred pounds to that number to account for additional gear
  • Nothing. That number is absolute
  • Divide it by your vehicles towing capacity
  • None of the above.

What is the easiest was to figure out the dry weight of the boat you want to tow?

  • Putting it on the scale
  • Checking the boat manual
  • Calling your local marina
  • None of the above

What is the primary thing you need to consider before towing a boat with your vehicle?

  • Your vehicle's total towing capacity
  • Your vehicle's payload
  • Your vehicle's blind-spots
  • None of the above