Last updated on April 29th, 2019 at 07:48 am

Towing

Towing

Electronic Control Units (ECU) and Towing Looms

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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Truck Trailer Pintle Coupling Scales

Truck Trailer Pintle Coupling Scales

If you are heavy on the scales, shift weight from the front of the axle set to a more central location. This action will lower the weight on your tow ball, allowing your vehicle to become lighter and therefore brake more effectively.

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How to avoid a Towing Disaster

Towing your caravan is not as simple as you would think. Whilst enlarging your existing receiver bar from 22mm to 32mm might not seem a big deal, it will quickly become obvious a this is not a solution for towing your $80,000 rig.

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Pintle Hooks and Certified Testing

Pintle Hooks and Certified Testing

When shopping for Pintle Hitches and other towing equipment, some cheap product has no testing, may explain why it is cheap. SAE is not an accepted standard of testing by DOT Canberra and will likely be rejected by vehicle inspectors.

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Video’s

Watch our most recent video’s here. Couplemate has a youtube channel, so if you would like to see our full archive of video’s click here.

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.