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List of sequential numbers and letters issued by a manufacturer to track trailer production, options, and modifications. Also used to license a trailer

TIN/VIN

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TIN/VIN

Trailer/vehicle identification number

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VIN requirements defined by

Code of federal regulations (49 CFR 565)

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Consists of a 17-digit combination of numbers and letters

VIN

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Never use ____ when reassembling a trailer

Pneumatic tools

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First rule of thumb for trailering

Ensure the tow vehicle is capable of handling the weight of the trailer, with boat and equipment, as well as passengers and equipment carried in the vehicle

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Hitches are labeled with

The proper weight and classifications

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Total weight of the trailer plus everything on it

Gross trailer weight

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Weight forced down on the hitch ball

Tongue weight

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Maximum tongue weight is usually about ____ of the maximum gross trailer weight

10%

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CG trailer hitches need to have ____ stamped on them

Class V weight carrying (WC)

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Class 1 trailer hitch: gross trailer weight up to ___. Tongue weight up to _____

2000, 200

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Class 2 trailer hitch: gross trailer weight up to ___. Tongue weight up to _____

3500, 350

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Class 3 trailer hitch: gross trailer weight up to ___. Tongue weight up to _____

5000, 500

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Class 4 trailer hitch: gross trailer weight up to ___. Tongue weight up to _____

12000, 1200

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Class 5 trailer hitch: gross trailer weight up to ___. Tongue weight up to _____

13000, 1300

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Two classification on a hitch identification tag

Weight carrying (WC), weight distribution (WD)

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Works by forcing down on the entire frame, transferring the weight through the full length of the tow vehicle in order to keep the tow vehicle and trailer as level as possible

Trailer hitch system

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Attaches to the trailer hitch providing a secure fitting to mount the trailer ball

Ball mount

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The ball must be ____ inches and have a rating of ______

2 5/16 inches, 10000 lbs or greater

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The tongue weight should be _____ when the trailer is level

800 lbs or less

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Usually encompasses the couple, surge brake actuator, safety chains, hydraulic reservoir, emergency breakaway chain, and tongue jack assembly

Tongue

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Engages the ball and provides a positive mechanical lock between the trailer and the tow vehicle

Coupler

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Two common type of brake actuators

Surge brake actuators
Electro hydraulic actuators

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Actuates the breakaway lever

Breakaway chain

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Hydraulic brake actuators safety chain must be attached to the hitch using

1/4 inch shackle and an additional 1/2 inch shackle

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Prevents the brakes from activating in surge brake applications, gets an electrical signal from the reverse lights of the tow vehicle

Reverse solenoid

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Provide trailer retention to the vehicle should the coupler disengage from the ball

Two crisscrossed safety chains

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Safety chains must be

1/2 inch galvanized steel

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Safety chains are attached to tow vehicle's hitch with

1/2 inch galvanized screw pin shackles that are rated for two tons