5 Best Tips on Tows
By Pierce Hoover
After several hundred thousand miles on the road, Tim Horton says these are his top tips:
Tim leaves his boat cover off when towing. In addition to reducing drag, it helps protect the boat’s finish from the abrasive friction that even a tight-fitting cover will cause at speed.
Develop a Zone Defense
If your vehicle doesn’t have wide-angle insert mirrors, consider investing in an add-on pair. Set these inset mirrors to cover your traditional blind spots, but always look out the windows before changing directions.
Delivery drivers plan their routes based on right turns. If a left is necessary but questionable, consider "boxing" a series of rights, or find another way to turn and return.
Signal Your Intentions
Engage turn signals well ahead of a turn or lane change, and start braking early by tapping the pedal a few times to get other drivers’ attention.
Develop standard pretrip- and midtrip-inspection routines. This will help ensure nothing is overlooked.
Shared with Permission from Boating Life.