What are your tips for driving with a trailer for (relatively) long distances? Plus other ID-to-CA driving questions inside.
We're driving down to San Diego from Twin Falls, ID. My dad will be the primary driver, and he knows the area like the palm of his hand, so no doubts about getting lost. However, we're attaching a trailer sort of like this one
(albeit a little wider and shorter) to the 1996 Ford Explorer we're using to drive down there. My dad is a good driver, but he hasn't driven anything with a trailer in years. The trailer is expected to have quite a bit of weight on it.
Additionally, my husband is serving as a back-up driver, and being an Idaho child, he hasn't EVER been down in California and has no idea what to expect (traffic in Twin Falls is something you'd expect in California if the apocalypse happens).
We've made this trip before, without the trailer (and without the husband), with no problems. We plan to stop in Vegas to sleep.
My question is twofold: is there anything my dad needs to know about driving with the trailer? Do you have any tips for my husband on driving with the trailer AND driving in California? Many thanks are given in advance.