I have a lot of experience towing cars. For the most part, without incident, which is the way it should be. On a few occasions, I have had State Troopers pull along side and give my hitch a looking over and then drive off. My bad experience was taking an enclosed trailer I had bought about a mile from my home back to my house. I apparently overlooked there were no safety chains. Apparently the prior owner needed them and just took them. After having lunch, I jumped in my rig and drove off to my friends house about 50 miles away. Inside the trailer was my 40 Chevy, all secured and good to go. While on the New York Thruway, about one quarter of a mile from my exit (which was on an uphill grade), it hit my like the proverbial ton of bricks, I did not remember seeing chains. I stopped, checked, and realized my plight. No chains, and nothing in the the truck to use as a fix. Keep in mind, I had tested the electric brakes before buying the trailer. Three of the four were good. Was going to my friends house to install new loaded backing plates on all four wheels. I will stop here. Suffice it to say I made it. There was a Home Depot right off the exit ramp, where I bought chain and installed it before continuing. Here is the catch. We all know to look things over before and during a trip, but will you just check what you see, and overlook what should be there that you do not see, like my missing chains? As it turns out, I went through everything when doing the brakes and at that point realized my breakaway switch was not operable. Another lesson learned. If it's not perfect, make it so, or DON'T GO. I was very lucky.