Originally Posted by fkloster
I'm a newbie at towing 4 down.
Fritz, I know how you feel starting out. I have couple of things I always do.
When I am hooking up I never let anyone watch or talk to me. If they do, like my neighbors, I stop as I don't want to be distracted. After hooking I go around and recheck everything, including that car is in Neutral and parking brake off.
Other thing I always do is pull away and after making a turn I stop and get out and check things over including tow bar, cables and lights.
In 22 years I have seen a few mistakes, like folks driving off with wheels locked and then needing a new set of tires or with parking brake on and needing expensive repairs.