Drive and Manoeuvre Trailers

Towing is very different from everyday driving – it requires additional driving skills and safety precautions. As a driver, you have a legal responsibility to other road users and yourself when towing a trailer, or another vehicle, to drive to suit the conditions. Also, the towing vehicle, trailer and its load must meet all legal and safety requirements.

AURTGA3001 – Drive and Manoeuvre Trailers

Driven Training RACQ endorsed.

A half day course one trainer to one couple

  • Designed to assist couples work as a team and understand the impact of driving whilst towing a caravan
  • Towing Law
  • Hitching
  • Tyres & Brakes
  • Pre departure checks
  • Loading
  • Stopping distances
  • Reversing and parking
  • Emergency procedures
  • Location: Daisy Hill, Northern Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

Theory session:

  • Hooking up / disconnection safety aspects & procedures
  • Connecting brakes and lights
  • Journey preparation
  • Handling characteristics
  • Legal requirements
  • Dealing with other road users
  • Pre-start / Post operation checks
  • Load restraint
  • Written and oral assessment

Static Practical

  • Pre-start / Post operation trailer inspection
  • Hooking up / disconnection
  • Load restraint

Practical

  • Trailer Manoeuvring techniques 
  • Road driving assessment
  • Unseal road driving assessment

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