Safe Towing in Winter: 5 Tips from ProPride Hitch

Posted by ProPride Hitch on 24th Jan 2022

Safe Towing in Winter: 5 Tips from ProPride Hitch

Winter can be a tough time for towing, with icy and dangerous roads presenting numerous challenges. But at ProPride Hitch, we want you to be safe and secure on the road, no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. By following our tips, you can navigate your RV through even the most challenging winter conditions with confidence. Don't let the cold and snow make towing any more difficult than it needs to be - trust us to help you stay safe on the road.


Proper tires are crucial for both the performance and safety of your vehicle, especially when it comes to towing. Make sure you have the correct tires for your vehicle and trailer, as cheap tires can compromise your safety on the road. All-conditions or snow tires will help keep your ride smooth and secure, even in snowy and icy conditions. To check the tread on your tires, try the quarter trick - simply place a quarter into the tread with George Washington's head facing down. If the top of his head is visible, it's time for new tires. Don't skimp on tire quality - it's not worth risking your safety to save a few pennies.

Trailer Brakes

Trailer brakes can be a lifesaver while driving in dangerous conditions, helping you to maintain control of your vehicle and trailer. By distributing brake force, trailer brakes can help eliminate swaying and fishtailing, and also take some of the strain off of your vehicle's brakes. This allows your vehicle's brakes to work more efficiently and effectively, ensuring that you have the stopping power you need when you need it most.

Stay smooth

If you're moving along smoothly, there's no need to make unnecessary adjustments to your speed or steering. Just go with the flow and take it easy on the road. A smooth and steady ride is the key to safely reaching your destination. That being said, it's important to pay attention to your tires and make sure you have good contact with the road. Monitor the feel and sound of your tires, and consider knocking any excess snow out of your wheel wells while you're stopped to refuel or take a break. This can help ensure that you have the best traction possible on slippery roads.

Maintain momentum

Maintaining momentum is crucial when it comes to winter towing. If you lose momentum and get stuck, it can be a major hassle, especially if you're hauling a load. To avoid getting stuck, it's important to keep a smooth and steady pace on the road. This will help you maintain your momentum and ensure that you and your cargo reach your destination safely. Remember, it's all about keeping that smooth, steady ride.

Don’t use cruise control

It's important to avoid using cruise control while driving in snow and icy conditions. Ever-changing road conditions can make it dangerous to rely on cruise control, as it is designed for use on predictable, smooth roads. Imagine you're driving with limited visibility and suddenly encounter a stretch of snow-covered road - if you're using cruise control, you may not be able to react in time and could lose control of your vehicle. To stay safe on the road, it's best to avoid using cruise control in winter weather and be prepared for any unexpected changes in conditions.