OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - Continued
PREPARATION FOR USE - Continued
When driving the towing vehicle and trailer, the overall length of the unit must be kept in mind when
passing other vehicles and when turning. Backing is also affected because the unit is hinged in the
When turning corners, allow for the fact that the trailer wheels turn inside the turning radius of the
towing vehicle. Make right turns by driving the towing vehicle about halfway into intersection, and then
cutting sharply to the right. This will keep trailer wheels off the curb. Keep the vehicle close enough to
the edge of the road to prevent vehicles following from passing on the right.
During normal operation, stepping on the brake pedal will apply both towing vehicle and trailer brakes
at the same time. Apply brakes gradually and smoothly.
When parking for extended periods, disconnect gladhands from towing vehicle. Both the towing vehicle and
trailer parking brakes should be set. The spring brake section of the air chamber contains an emergency
brake application spring. When the emergency air exhausts this section of the air chamber, the spring releases
therefore applying the emergency brake.