Easy (and Very Important!) Boat Trailer Guides

Keep your boat trailer in view with this tip

Family Handyman

Soon after I bought a new truck with an extended cab and tonneau cover, I discovered that I couldn’t see my boat trailer behind the truck when the boat wasn’t on it. This made backing up the empty trailer really hard. Then I figured out an easy solution: I installed two fiberglass driveway markers ($4 at home centers) on the trailer with hose clamps. I can easily see where the back of the empty trailer is, and the guides help me center the boat on the trailer when I’m loading it. — reader Dave Early

Make sure your boat trailer lights are working properly, no one likes following the guy who can’t figure out his trailer brake lights are out.

Plus learn how to hook up a trailer in the video below.