Caravan and chassis inspections should be undertaken by your service mechanic at least yearly or certainly before big trips. Campers and in particular, caravans suffer wear and tear during every trip. The extent of the wear and tear is determined by the roads travelled. Corrugated roads being the worst offender for wear and tear on caravans. Heavier caravans suffer more damage to component parts than lighter caravans.
Our testing has found electric drums are not magnetised when an energised magnet engages a drum for several days. However, by turning the drum and applying a magnet to the surface of the drum, a different result is achieved.
A question was put to the owner by senior management recently, “Will Australian buyers return to their normal purchasing habits once Covid-19 is finished and international travel resumes”?
50mm Cast Tow Bar Receiver Couplemate's 50mm cast tow bar receiver is Made in Australia for Australian conditions. Covid-19 has provided the opportunity to increase Australian Made parts produced by Couplemate. Australian companies have experienced unusually long...
Drawbar safety chain attachments should not come into contact with the road surface when the trailer is disconnected. – VSB1. Safety chains must be stamped at least every 4 links.
Refurbishing Brake Calipers Refurbishing Brake Calipers on your caravan or boat trailer can be an expensive exercise when caliper pistons seize, a problem particularly common on boat trailers due to excessive exposure to corrosive environments. Of course, there are...
Towing a Balanced Caravan Towing a balanced caravan is a daunting task for new caravanners. It is hard to tow a caravan. We find a large number of caravanners have been advised to install load levelling devices. Load levellers or weight distribution hitches were...
A tow ball weight scale for a caravan, boat or work trailer is the only way to keep your tow ball weight constant and to help prevent sway.
Some trailers and caravans are very long and therefore incur more voltage drop than usual. Measure the voltage drop from the battery to the last electric magnet.
In our opinion, bearing buddies can cause grease contamination of brake shoes when overfilled. Couplemate has concluded that bearing buddies are unsafe to be used in conjunction with drums brakes and should be immediately replaced with conventional or grommeted grease caps.
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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.
A collection of information relating to the current regulations for towing trailers or caravans.
Tips & Tricks
Caravan & trailer towing equipment tips.