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Trailer Towing Limits Quiz
by Staff
Do you know exactly why trailer momentum, inertia and braking are so important? Take the Towing Basics quiz to see how much you know about that heavy load you're taking along on your trip.

Speeding can cause a trailer to:

  • Sway
  • Break-away
  • Become noisy
  • None of the above

When driving while towing a trailer, it is important to consider the trailer's:

  • Momentum
  • Inertia
  • All of the above

Trailer brakes are usually:

  • Surge brakes
  • Electronically controlled brakes
  • All of the above

Where should safety chains be applied?

  • Trailer tongue
  • Trailer hitch
  • All of the above

What number tells you the combined weight of your fully loaded trailer and vehicle?

  • Gross combination weight rating
  • Towing capacity
  • Tongue weight
  • None of the above

What number tells you how much your trailer weighs when it is fully loaded?

  • Towing capacity
  • Tongue weight
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • None of the above

What number tells you how much weight your trailer hitch and ball mount can handle?

  • Towing capacity
  • Tongue weight
  • Gross vehicle weight
  • All of the above

What piece is found on the end of a trailer tongue?

  • Coupler
  • Hitch ball
  • Hitch lock
  • None of the above

What part of a trailer extends out to connect to the towing vehicle?

  • Hitch bar
  • Hitch spring
  • Hitch ball
  • Tongue

Which is an example of a common trailer hitch system?

  • Weight-carrying hitches
  • Weight-distribution hitches
  • Fifth-wheel hitches
  • All of the above