Before leaving for the festival, you should follow these tips to ensure your vehicle is ready for the trip by having your local mechanic inspect your radiator, tires (including your spare), belts, brakes, hoses, and lights.
Make sure that the brakes and lights work on your vehicle and the trailer you’re towing.
Bring some basic spare parts and supplies for your rig: air filter, oil, brake fluid, antifreeze, and a spare air filter. Most importantly, don't forget the spare keys! Hide them in a safe place in your camp...and don't forget where you put them!
Make sure you and your vehicle are legal: tags, license, insurance, registration, and all lights, etc.
Do not load your vehicle so much that it limits your visibility. You should be able to see out of all your windows.
Load your vehicle safely and secure your load with straps or rope. Heavy items should be located low, centered, and over or between the axles. For trailers, load the heaviest items toward the front.
Do not overload the roof or roof rack on your vehicle. Large or bulky objects, even though they are lightweight, can make driving dangerous in cross winds.
Never exceed the load capacity or the towing capacity of the vehicle or trailer. Check the recommended (not the maximum) weights for your vehicles and do not exceed them.
Make sure your load is secure to avoid accidents or littering along the highway.
Take frequent breaks from driving.
If you must stop please be careful to pull completely off the road so as to not create a traffic hazard.
If you break down or have car problems, make sure you get off the road and out of the way so the traffic can keep moving. Keep safe and get out of the way as soon as possible.
Always use safety chains, installed between the trailer and the tow vehicle.
OBEY SPEED LAWS. Particularly through small towns.
Do not cut in line.
Stay alert, stay alive.
Watch out for cows and do not swerve for the suicidal bunnies in the road: heavily loaded vehicles are hard to handle and can easily overturn.
Be Prepared. Stock up on gas and other supplies before getting to the festival.