Your trailer coupling is one of the most vital pieces of equipment on your trailer, yet it is often overlooked when it comes to maintenance. The only times we tend to take any notice of the coupling is when it is too late and there is a failure. But today we are going to look at how you can keep it maintained so it is always functioning correctly and safe to use.
Trailer sway is perhaps the most dangerous thing you can encounter while driving under normal conditions that does not involve another vehicle. And there are not too many things which can cause as much fear as the sudden pull of your vehicle due to trailer sway.
When towing a trailer before the mid 90’s you wouldn’t have given a second thought as to whether you were legally allowed to do so or not. But with the introduction of towing licence regulations for all licenses issued after the 1st of January 1997, you need to take additional driving test in order to tow anything above 750kg, or where the vehicle and trailer exceed 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM).
Summer is on its way, lockdown is coming to an end, and outside events are making an appearance once again. If you are part of the equine world, you will be glad to know this means horse shows, qualifiers and equestrian events will begin to take place. But transporting your horses from one place to another can sometimes be an event in itself. Today we are going to cover the best ways to maintain your horsebox or horse trailer to make sure it’s safe, reliable and as easy as possible to use whenever you need it this summer.
As summer approaches the prospect of getting some sun abroad is beginning to look more and more likely. But towing your trailer abroad in 2021 is going to be a little different than previous years. Not only have we battled through a global pandemic, but the United Kingdom has also left the European Union, which together make for some slight changes to how we can tow in the EU and beyond. So, join us as we cover everything you need to know about taking that trailer on an overseas adventure!
Bearings are a bigger part of our lives than you probably realise, with almost every rotating piece of machinery relying on them to avoid seizing and to enable smooth running. If you have owned a trailer for more than a season or two you will have most likely serviced your trailer bearings yourself, or had someone service them for you… and if you haven’t, well, you’ve come to the right place because today we are covering some of the main ways you should be taking care of your trailer bearings, so they can take care of you!
Roof racks are a quick and cost-effective way to increase your storage potential in your car. Modern roof racks can be fitted to your vehicle in just a few minutes, providing a strong and sturdy platform for transporting a variety of items including bikes, ski’s, and roof boxes – all of which have their own specialised fitting equipment to make for easy and reliable transportation.
Towing a trailer long distance can sometimes be a daunting prospect, is the trailer up to it? Are you going to get stuck hundreds of miles from home? Towing a trailer presents a higher risk to your journey that if you were to be without one, but of course sometimes it is necessary to make these trips. Today here at TrailerTek we are going to cover some ways you can stay safe on your TrailerTrek and cover all those miles with confidence!
As with nearly every industry, there will be big names which dominate the market, and there will be smaller, lesser-known companies which compete for their time in the spotlight. Today we are covering how more popular brands compare against their often-cheaper counterparts, and whether it’s worth spending a little extra cash when you’re looking for your next trailer part or towing accessory.