Who is responsible for providing and verifying the towing equipment? Updated May 18, 2023 16:04 Hosts As a host with a trailer, when you start engaging with a guest, make sure to get information about their itinerary as well as their experience towing trailers. You will want to double-check the tow hitch size and connector pins to confirm that the guest has the right equipment to tow your trailer, as well as confirm the towing capacity of their vehicle. A weight distribution system is expected to be provided by the host for heavier trailers. An electric brake controller is also expected to be provided by the host for trailers with electric brakes. If you have certain conditions or restrictions to highlight in regards to towing your trailer, make sure to mention them at the beginning of the conversation as if the booking moves forward, you will not be able to enforce any conditions later. Guests As the guest, before you send a booking request to a host, make sure to check the RV listing and verify the trailer's weight, hitch weight, and hitch size. Read the listing description to check if the host has included any information about towing specifications or equipment. Note: The trailer weight displayed on the RV listing refers to the dry weight or manufacturer weight of the trailer. This is the weight of the trailer with all tanks empty (no fuel, no freshwater, no black/grey water, no propane, etc.) and without any additional equipment on the inside. You should always aim to have a vehicle with a towing capacity of a few hundred pounds more than the trailer's dry weight. This will ensure that you can fill up all tanks, include some equipment in the trailer, and still tow it safely. If you are ever unsure about your towing vehicle or equipment, you can contact the host and discuss it with them. They are the experts on their trailers and can answer your questions. You can also consult these resources from the RVezy blog for general information on towing: How to Tow a Travel Trailer Safely and WTF is GVWR? Visual Guide to RV Weight Terms.