Trailer Towing Limits Quiz

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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:

Speeding can cause a trailer to sway. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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

When driving while towing a trailer, it is important to consider the trailer's momentum and inertia. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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Trailer brakes are usually:

Trailer brakes are usually surge brakes or electronically controlled brakes. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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Where should safety chains be applied?

Safety chains should be applied to the trailer tongue and the trailer hitch. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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

The gross combination weight rating tells you the combined weight of your fully loaded trailer and vehicle. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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

The gross vehicle weight tells you how much your trailer weighs when it is fully loaded. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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

The tongue weight tells you how much weight your trailer hitch and ball mount can handle. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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

The couple is the piece found at the end of a trailer tongue. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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

The tongue is the part of a trailer that extends out to connect to the towing vehicle. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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Which is an example of a common trailer hitch system?

Weight carrying hitches, weight-distribution hitches and fifth-wheel hitches are all examples of common trailer hitch systems. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/trailer/trailer-towing-safety.htm">How Trailer Towing Safety Works</a>

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