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Couplings on caravans and trailers perform the enormous task of pulling a variety of loads at highway speeds.

If your caravan breaks down, there’s no one you can call for help. And if you can’t fix whatever’s broken, you’ll have nowhere to get spare trailer parts from. In the sweltering Australian heat, it’s going to take a lot more than just time to fix your flat tire or broken trailer coupling by yourself.

As a caravaneer, you’ve probably faced issues with your trailer couplings failing or getting damaged. We can get you the exact caravan and trailer couplings you need within 24 hours or less. And if we don’t have your kind of spare trailer coupling or parts like tow balls and dee shackles in stock, we’ll figure out a way to get one just for you within 48 hours.

All of the Couplemate manufactured trailer and truck pintle couplings are ADR-approved with Commonwealth Registration numbers. You may be asked by Main Roads Inspections Officer for your Invoice containing the CRN of your coupling during the registration process.

Some Handy Expert Information On Couplings

At Couplemate, we stock couplings for caravans, trailers, and off-road campers, as well as couplings for horse floats. The type of coupling you require for your caravan is completely dependent upon the load you are carrying.

Box trailers and other small trailers used a star coupling for many years. Officials outlawed these after a string of serious issues. Occasionally, you’ll see one of these couplings surfaces when they need a replacement. These trailers now use the standard 2000kg snap coupling, which does not use brakes.

The override coupling is used to control mechanical as well as hydraulic brakes, despite being rated at 2000kg as well. The snap coupling does not have this ability.

The best-seller—and the true workhorse of couplings—is the 3500kg Electric Coupling. This is installed on almost every caravan in Australia, as it incorporates a park brake handle for electric brakes.

Caravans and trailers rated between 3.5t and 4.5t use a larger 70mm ball and coupling. Unlike the couplings we’ve talked about already, you’ll need approval from DOT Canberra before you use the 70mm couplings on the highway.

Pintle Hook Grade 8 Bolt Kit are suitable for couplings over 3.5t.

Trailers rated over 4.5t must use a combination of air over hydraulic braking systems. Furthermore, we have an ADR-approved 6t ring coupling, which suits trailers rated up to 6t.

At Couplemate, our largest coupling is the 10t Gooseneck coupling. It is ADR-approved and has all the necessary certification.

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