The first consideration when towing a trailer is to be sure that the tow vehicle has the correct towing capacity. This information is available from the vehicle hand book, or from the technical department of the manufacturer. Ensure that the tow-vehicle is well maintained and able to cope with the extra demands of towing a laden trailer. Check the basic safety related areas such as tyre pressures, which should be at the maximum permitted for the tyre (check on the side wall of the tyre or in the vehicle handbook for further information).