Trailer Towing Limits Quiz

Trailer Towing Limits Quiz
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About This Quiz

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
Speeding can cause a trailer to sway. How Trailer Towing Safety Works
Break-away
Become noisy
None of the above

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When driving while towing a trailer, it is important to consider the trailer's:
Momentum
Inertia
All of the above
When driving while towing a trailer, it is important to consider the trailer's momentum and inertia. How Trailer Towing Safety Works

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Trailer brakes are usually:
Surge brakes
Electronically controlled brakes
All of the above
Trailer brakes are usually surge brakes or electronically controlled brakes. How Trailer Towing Safety Works

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Where should safety chains be applied?
Trailer tongue
Trailer hitch
All of the above
Safety chains should be applied to the trailer tongue and the trailer hitch. How Trailer Towing Safety Works

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What number tells you the combined weight of your fully loaded trailer and vehicle?
Gross combination weight rating
The gross combination weight rating tells you the combined weight of your fully loaded trailer and vehicle. How Trailer Towing Safety Works
Towing capacity
Tongue weight
None of the above

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What number tells you how much your trailer weighs when it is fully loaded?
Towing capacity
Tongue weight
Gross Vehicle Weight
The gross vehicle weight tells you how much your trailer weighs when it is fully loaded. How Trailer Towing Safety Works
None of the above

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What number tells you how much weight your trailer hitch and ball mount can handle?
Towing capacity
Tongue weight
The tongue weight tells you how much weight your trailer hitch and ball mount can handle. How Trailer Towing Safety Works
Gross vehicle weight
All of the above

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What piece is found on the end of a trailer tongue?
Coupler
The couple is the piece found at the end of a trailer tongue. How Trailer Towing Safety Works
Hitch ball
Hitch lock
None of the above

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What part of a trailer extends out to connect to the towing vehicle?
Hitch bar
Hitch spring
Hitch ball
Tongue
The tongue is the part of a trailer that extends out to connect to the towing vehicle. How Trailer Towing Safety Works

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Which is an example of a common trailer hitch system?
Weight-carrying hitches
Weight-distribution hitches
Fifth-wheel hitches
All of the above
Weight carrying hitches, weight-distribution hitches and fifth-wheel hitches are all examples of common trailer hitch systems. How Trailer Towing Safety Works

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