Desi Arnaz

Tips for summer trailer trips

Tips for summer trailer trips

One of my favorite funny movies of all-time is "The Long, Long Trailer," a 1953 film starring the legendary Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as newlyweds embarking on married life with an enormous silver trailer in tow.

It's sidesplitting comedy when Arnaz's character haplessly attempts to back the monstrous trailer into his in-laws' narrow driveway or Ball's character tries to cook dinner as the trailer is pulled along a twisting mountain road.

Unfortunately, such tricky situations aren't as much fun in real life. Since 1975, more than 15,000 people have been killed in crashes involving vehicles towing trailers, according to statistics released by website