Britt Myers will put tens of thousands of miles on his tow rig this season, starting with the MLF Bass Pro Tour Stage One in Kissimmee, Fla. Photo by Garrick Dixon

At 19 years old, Major League Fishing pro Britt Myers started a business with $5,000 and a dream. Today, he’s the owner of CS Motorsports, a successful automotive accessories shop in Gastonia, North Carolina.

As a professional angler, Myers has plenty of experience towing his boat across the country, traveling to various events. He says properly towing your boat not only protects your investment, it prevents accidents. When we asked for his advice, he shared three key things that you need to know about towing your rig from the driveway to the ramp.

1. Pressure is Important

“When towing your vehicle you have to make sure you have adequate tire pressure,” Myers advises.

It might sound like an obvious, easy thing to remember, but Myers says that when your tire pressure is too low, you tend to have a “sway” in your tow, which can damage your tires. He points out that low pressure can also decrease your fuel efficiency. On the other hand, if your tire pressure is too high, it can cause your tires to lose traction faster sooner than they should.

“Having the right tire pressure ensures your safety so you can avoid damaging your tires and an accident,” Myers explains.

2. Distribute Your Weight Properly

“Distributing your weight evenly throughout your truck and boat is something you have to do,” Myers details.

One way to help even out your weight is having the correct hitch. Myers says that B&W Trailer Hitches makes a great Turnoverball® and a Tow & Stow Adjustable Ball® Mount that can help you balance the weight of your boat and truck.

“If your boat is too low and it causes your truck to come up too high (in the front), it causes a couple of problems,” Myers says. “Poor fuel mileage is the first because a vehicle is made to be streamlined. It can also cause you to lose control of your vehicle because you don’t have the same stability and traction.”

3. Pay Attention to Trailer Wheels

Don’t forget about your trailer’s tires and wheel bearings. Myers advises drivers to make sure the air pressure in their trailer’s tires is correct, and that the lug nuts are torqued well.

“Something that people also forget to check for is grease or oil on the wheel of your trailer,” Myers says. “That can represent a problem with the bearings. If that’s not corrected soon, you’re going to have damage soon afterwards. That’s very important when towing.”

You can visit CSMotorsports.com for information about customizing your tow rig.