How to measure Rim and Tyre Backspace

How to measure Rim and Tyre Backspace

Wheel backspace is an essential measurement for the manufacture of axle length. The first thing you need to do when building a new trailer is to buy your rims and types.

Alternatively, you could purchase your rims and tyres from us and we’ll do the calculation for you. One more complication, we need to know your chassis width.

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Can Caravan Overlay Axles be inverted?

Can I invert my Caravans Overlay Axle? Bill asked me a great question on the Couplemate website yesterday. He asked "I want to invert my overlay axle, so my caravan gains extra height. Currently, it hits the top of the mudguard." So Bill here is our answer. Overlay...

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A collection of information relating to the current regulations for towing trailers or caravans.

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