Problems with Brake Caliper Pistons Brake caliper repairs can be an expensive exercise when caliper pistons cease, a problem particularly common on boat trailers due to excessive exposure to corrosive environments. Of course, there are solutions and suggestions for...
Towing a Balanced Caravan Towing a balanced caravan is a daunting, if not, seemingly impossible task for new caravanners. 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.
Latest News: Bearing Buddys destroy Drum brakes of any type, mechanical, hydraulic or electric. Drum brakes fail when using bearing protectors incorrectly. An overfilled bearing cavity spills grease onto brake shoes and other equipment inside the backing plate.
Caravans and some heavier campers are continuing to experience braking problems in mountainous regions. Overheating drums are a major concern for owners as they strive to improve their braking.
I travelled from Melbourne to Perth in January 2020 visiting camping ground and talking to caravanners. I was amazed to discover the most popular deployment methods of stabiliser drop legs and corner steadies .
“I have no idea what PCD is nor do I know how to calculate it?”….is an answer we hear frequently from customers. Technically, Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) is the diameter of the circle which passes through the centre of the wheel studs, wheel bolts or wheel rim holes.
BatteryCheck enabled travellers to better understand the mystery inside the battery, providing valuable information on it’s health and status.
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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.