Before moving off, carry out a few checks, including:
■ the condition of the hitch on the towing vehicle,
■ the presence and installation of the safety cable or chain,
■ the operating condition of the tow vehicle and trailer lights,
■ the tyre pressures,
■ the weight on the coupling hitch which overall, should be between 40 and 80 kg,
■ finally, the tying down of the load, and compliance with the trailer payload.