How to measure Rim and Tyre Backspace on your caravan or trailer

Wheel backspace is an essential measurement for the manufacture of axle length. The first thing you need to do when building a new trailer is to buy your rims and types.

Alternatively, you could purchase your rims and tyres from us and we’ll do the calculation for you. One more complication, we need to know your chassis width.

Can Caravan Overlay Axles be inverted?

Do you agree caravan overlay axles can be inverted? Bill asked me a great question on the Couplemate website yesterday. He asked “I want to invert my overlay axle, so my caravan gains extra height. Currently, it hits the top of the mudguard.” So Bill here...
How to raise a Trailer Suspension

How to raise a Trailer Suspension

A strange, occasional noise was a tyre hitting the top of the wheel arch when a pothole jumped up and smacked it. Creating more ground clearance works a treat, or did I open up a can of worms instead of fixing the problem?

Axle Steel for Caravan and Trailer Axles

Axle Steel for Caravan and Trailer Axles

Buying Australian axles from Couplemate means you are providing jobs for Australians! For no other reason is it appropriate to argue the point of Australian or Chinese steel. Buying Australian Axles provides jobs for Australian’s.