Axles

Axles

How to measure Rim and Tyre Backspace on your caravan or trailer

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?

Do you agree caravan overlay axles can be inverted? 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...

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How to raise a Trailer Suspension

How to raise a Trailer Suspension

A strange, occasional noise was a tyre hitting the top of the wheel arch when a pothole jumped up and smacked it. Creating more ground clearance works a treat, or did I open up a can of worms instead of fixing the problem?
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Axle Steel for Caravan and Trailer Axles

Axle Steel for Caravan and Trailer Axles

Buying Australian axles from Couplemate means you are providing jobs for Australians! For no other reason is it appropriate to argue the point of Australian or Chinese steel. Buying Australian Axles provides jobs for Australian's.
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Video’s

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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.

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.

Understanding Safety Chains can be difficult and confusing. The experts at Couplemate have tried to make it simpler with this animated video.

Technical Docs

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

Tips & Tricks

Caravan & trailer towing equipment tips.