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.
Broken couplings and pintle hooks are a result of jackknife trailer. Jackknifing trailers usually occurs when reversing. The driver is unaware the trailer is approaching jack knife angles.
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...
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.
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.
D -Value for Pintle Hooks is critical when selecting the correct pintle hook because depending on your truck and trailer weight, the D-Value is changing.
“Well, I incorrectly installed my pintle hook and ring coupling equipment, and within one month my equipment is ruined.”
Pintle Hooks and Testing Certificates Pintle hooks and all towing couplings over 3500kg must be Dynamic Cyclic tested over 2,000,000 cycles, be certified to ADR62 and comply with Australian Design Rules for use on Australian roads. The fire truck image made us all...
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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.