Video: Prevent Forest Fires with the Fastway CHAIN UP

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PROVO, Utah – As camping season approaches, and the ground dries up, it is important to practice vehicle safety. According to the National Park Service, in 2022, 85% of forest fires in the United Sates were caused by humans (National Parks Service).

Uncontrollable forest fires can endanger nearby campers, wildlife, and even neighborhoods. This Wildlife Awareness Month, Fastway Trailer Products encourages trailer owners to practice safe towing with the Fastway CHAIN UP, the best way to eliminate dragging chains, which can cause sparks and in extreme cases, forest fires.

“The CHAIN UP safety chain sling is the best option to prevent clanking and wear of dragging safety chains. It is the fastest and easiest way to keep your trailer’s safety chains off the ground,” said Jason Harper, product engineer manager. “With the CHAIN UP, there is no more twisting the chains to shorten them or using bungee cords to keep them out of the way.”

Along with the CHAIN UP, Fastway Trailer Products recommends these trailer safety tips to help prevent forest fires.

  1. Keep a fire extinguisher in the trailer.
    • It is important to be prepared for any situation and storing and learning how to use a fire extinguisher can stop a fire before it’s too late.
  2. Don’t drive over dry grass or brush.
    • Even with the chains tied up, driving over dry ground with hot mufflers and exhaust pipes can quickly start a fire.
  3. Regularly check breaks.
    • Worn down breaks are not only a danger to everyone in the vehicle, they can also create sparks due to age.
  4. Leave no trace.
    • Before leaving the campsite, search for trash, or flammable spilled foods. Trash left behind can easily be kindling for a forest fire.

About Fastway Trailer Products

Fastway Trailer Products pioneers and creates industry-leading towing products. The products are built-to-last and eliminate trailer hassles by making it easy to hook up, unhook, change tow vehicles or trailers. Each product is designed and tested in the U.S.A, including built-in sway control hitches, state-of-the-art ball mounts, unparalleled scale measuring, and smarter towing gear. Fastway Trailer Products are the faster and easier towing solutions.