BackTrack Trailers include the following standard features:
- 2×4 Aluminum Frame and a 2×6 Aluminum Frame for the V One
- 13” Aluminum Wheels w/Radial Tires
- Vortex Hubs
- Boarding Ladder w/Composite Bunk Guide and Winch Stand
- LED Lighting
- 5-way Flat Connector for Trailer Light
- Composite Bunk Covers
- Safety Chains & Hooks
- Tongue Stand
- Transom Straps
- 2” Ball
Please note that galvanized steel trailers are also available for purchase from BackTrack Trailers.
You need to start off by checking that your tow vehicle has the proper towing capacity for your boat and trailer. Check the vehicle owner’s manual to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) capacity, which is the weight limit for the combined vehicle, loaded trailer, and people and gear in the vehicle. A professional scale like those at a truck stop will determine the exact weight of your boat and trailer. Also, make sure your trailer hitch is rated for the weight of the boat and trailer.
Hitching A Boat
The opportunities for aquatic adventures in your state or region are endless when you have a BackTrack Trailer for your Veranda. The following information will help you learn the basics of how to hitch a boat trailer to your tow vehicle.
- Align the tow vehicle, and back it up until the ball is directly beneath the trailer hitch.
- Lower the hitch onto the ball, and raise the jack stand as high as possible. In some cases, this just means cranking until you can’t crank any more, but some jacks swing away to sit parallel with the roadway.
- Engage the latch on the ball. Once the latch is engaged, insert the safety pin. NEVER trailer without this pin in place – otherwise, all it takes is one big bump and you could become un-hitched!
- Put on your safety chains. Always cross them, which will prevent the trailer tongue from digging into the roadway if the hitch somehow becomes disengaged.
- If your trailer has brakes, hook up the brake safety chain. This will cause the brakes to kick in if the trailer comes loose.
- Plug in the trailer lights. Remember that problems with trailer lights are quite common – check to make sure they’re all working properly before you hit the road.
- Last, of all, walk 360 degrees around your rig and do a pre-trailering check. Make sure you double-check the trailer hitch, the boat’s bow and transom attachments, and trailer tire pressure.
For additional information please look inside the Basic Boating and Safety Manual, included in your Veranda dry bag, reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer or visit www.verandamarine.com.