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. — 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.