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. If there’s something you would like to see listed on our help page or a topic you would like to be discussed then send us a message by using our page and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Know How Posts
Read our most recent posts here. Couplemate periodically posts articles relating to trailer & caravan towing safety. For archived technical tips & tricks articles or towing products news check the Category menu.
Learn how dirt roads destroy Electric Brakes. Unsuspecting caravan owners discover their electric braking systems and electric drums are being rendered defective by vibrations transferred to braking systems by corrugated roads.
“I do not think I really need electric brakes on my camper as it is pretty light.” is a comment I get all the time. This one scared me enough to put disc rotors and brakes on my boat trailer. I should have known better, and I should have done it years before, but I didn’t.
Understanding Safety Chains can be difficult and confusing. The experts at Couplemate have tried to make it simpler with this animated video.
Dee Shackles and Bow Shackles will be mandatory when rule changes come into effect in 2019.
Early Alko offroad couplings used a locking ring to enable the coupling to be connected. Learn how to connect this coupling correctly and not brake the locking ring.
The Coupleamte Caravan Hubodometer measures the kilometres travelled towing your gear. Distance between service events like bearing adjustments, tyre wear, shackle bolt and plate replacement can be measured.