To maintain towing safety it is vitally important the trailer is loaded correctly and that the towing height of the trailer is correct. When coupling an unladen trailer check to see that the ‘nose’ of the trailer is slightly higher (25-50mm) than the rear of the trailer. Also take account of the affect of any possible loads to be added to the tow vehicle when calculating this. If the trailer nose is too high or too low it is possible that handling difficulties will result. Never try to vary or adapt the trailer towbar or coupling. When loading a trailer it is absolutely vital that a POSITIVE nose weight is achieved. Loading cars of front engined design means that the car should be driven forwards onto the trailer until the tow vehicles suspension just starts to settle. (Rear engined cars must be reversed up onto the trailer.) Apply the same logic for machinery and equipment.