U Bolts

U Bolts

Loose Axle U-bolts cause Highway Havoc

Loose Axle U-bolts cause Highway Havoc

Loose axle U-bolts causes highway havoc for unsuspecting caravaners. The reality of not checking your rig before heading on your family holiday can easily become a nightmare. Today's article has been generated from yet another unsuspecting driver who forgot to re-tighten u-bolts after the first 300 kilometres from new.
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Caravanning Problems caused by Stretching U-Bolts

Caravanning Problems caused by Stretching U-Bolts

Caravanning problems caused by stretching u-bolts can usually be easily fixed, however, unforeseen issues can have disastrous consequences. An example is the humble u bolt that clamps the spring to the axle. The bond between the spring and the axle prevents catastrophic events at high speed.
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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.