Caravan Trailer Parts Blog

Welcome to our caravan trailer parts help page.

If you are towing a boat trailer, caravan, camper trailer, box trailer or heavy vehicle trailer you can find articles here that will help you install, operate and maintain the quality trailer and caravan parts that Couplemate manufactures.

From tips & tricks, FAQ’s to Australian Road Rules and Regulations we’ve tried to cover it all. If there’s something in particular that you’re looking for and you can’t find it here then give our friendly staff a call on 07 3348 3822 and we will try to help any way we can.

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Truck Trailer Pintle Coupling Scales

If you are heavy on the scales, shift weight from the front of the axle set to a more central location. This action will lower the weight on your tow ball, allowing your vehicle to become lighter and therefore brake more effectively.

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Why does my Caravan push my Car when stopping?

Quite a normal question. Many people I talk to have asked themselves, without asking out loud. Back in the day when dad towing our caravan with his Holden, hitch-ups were something dada did and knew about. Truth is, he knew where the fuel when in the car and the...

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Bearing Buddy® fallen off or stolen?

Bearing Buddy® is a machine fit as opposed to a compression fit. Machine fit sizes are not as flexible as compression fits. Unless you are aware of precautions that need to be taken, you may lose your bearing buddy® on the first bump in the road.

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How can I reduce Caravan Sway – video

How can I reduce Caravan Sway is a great question that has caused many new devices to be invented. On popular device to reduce caravan sway is a weight distribution hitch, maybe a think of the past. What the video and you will get an understanding of the dynamic...

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How to avoid a Towing Disaster

Towing your caravan is not as simple as you would think. Whilst enlarging your existing receiver bar from 22mm to 32mm might not seem a big deal, it will quickly become obvious a this is not a solution for towing your $80,000 rig.

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How to fix Caravan Vibration Fatigue

If Vibration Fatigue can bring down a Boeing 747, you can be sure it will bring down your Caravan too. Boeing has taken precautions against vibration fatigue and so should you. Consider the following article, there may be a few precautions you can take or at least check.

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Why U-bolts may be the Major Cause of Accidents

U-bolts are not usually assessed as the culprit in Caravan accidents or rollovers, possibly due to the enormous accident carnage. Bad bearings, broken springs, loss wheel nuts are blamed as the cause of the accident. However, the culprit in many instances is hydrogen...

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