Originally Posted by danielyulkim
Any special equipment to make it easier to drive the trailer. I have never driven a trailer before. I plan to buy clip on trailer mirrors for my car...should I get a rear view camera also? The brake controller and anderson hitch will help too?
Some sort of mirror extension may be required, depending on the width of the tow vehicle and its mirrors; a Highlander is narrower than my sienna, and an Escape 21 is wider than my current trailer, so I'm pretty sure you'll need extensions.
A rear view camera can make backing easier, but is not required.
A brake controller is required
, since all Escapes have brakes, all but the very smallest model need to use brakes with just about any tow vehicle, every model needs to use brakes with the Highlander... and the 21' is the second-biggest Escape. The brakes only work with a controller.
To handle the weight of the trailer's tongue without overloading the Highlander's rear axle, a weight distribution system (WD hitch) may be required; the Andersen is one option for WD.