My primary purpose for buying the trailer and all the goodies that go with it was for hauling stuff. I didn’t know what at the time, but it has come in handy on a couple of occasions.
So, the trailer is lowered onto the hitch and the safety chains connected.
Safety Chains Attached
The ball latch on the trailer is lowered to secure the trailer to the hitch.
Tongue Latch Closed
Now that we’ve seen the bits to keep the trailer secure, it’s time to see what else goes with owning a trailer. At least in my cluttered brain.
After I bought the trailer I discovered I needed a couple of MONSTER wrenches to attach the ball, and a lug wrench for the trailer wheels, and some rope and/or bungee cords to secure the load and and and … I decided I didn’t want this stuff rattling around my trunk, which is where it all started out.
SO, I chose a relatively small truck box to mount on the tongue ahead of the trailer deck. Tractor Supply to the rescue again! This one is plastic, pretty compact, and inexpensive. It has a hasp to lock it closed. (I love my padlocks!) It’s also pretty spacious. Ok, maybe not spacious, but there’s enough room for me to put all my trailer gear in.