Learn the Secrets of Electric Brake Magnets

As a result of running a cable across the axle, the first magnet will lock during braking, In addition, the magnet across the axle will not lock. Learn the secrets and taboos of caravan and trailer electric brake magnets. For many years, expert Auto Electricians and Manufacturers ran magnet cables across axles. The industry believed this was the correct procedure.

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Caravan Wheel Alignment

If the tandem wheels are not square, call your service agent for an alignment. It is quite likely that your u bolts have come loose and your rig has sustained some shock loading during your travels, This moves axles backwards and out of alignment.

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Electronic Control Units (ECU) and Towing Looms

Why do I need an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on my towbar? It would be true to say, being an Electrician, I can wire almost anything. Then along came the computer in motor vehicles. Computers are energy management systems. Computers monitor and control most of the...

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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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Video: How can I reduce Caravan Sway

How can I reduce Caravan Sway is a great question. Learn why we recommend tow ball weights should be 5% to 7% on a tandem trailer and 7% to 10% on a single axle trailer. The key to greatly reduce caravan sway is knowing the weight on your tow ball. Once you have...

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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.

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