So, you’ve got yourself a shiny new trailer on your driveway, and doesn’t it look lovely! …But you might not be the only one who thinks so, trailer theft is a big problem in the towing world, and it is only getting worse. Thankfully here at TrailerTek we sock a huge selection of SAS accessories, dedicated to keeping your trailer safe and secure when you’re not keeping a watchful eye on it.
Depending on the size and weight of the trailer you are towing, it might need to have brakes fitted to it. Usually trailers that do need brakes will have them fitted before they leave the factory, to meet safety criteria. If you do have a trailer that does have brakes, it is important that they are fitted and maintained properly so they are there when you need them. Regulations state that by law, a trailer that is over a gross trailer mass of 750kg or is dual axle is required to have its own braking system.
Jockey wheels are an essential when it comes to trailers and caravans. They allow the nose of the trailer to remain lifted once they are disconnected from the towing vehicle. This is not only essential for when hitching and unhitching, but also allows the trailer to be manoeuvred without the use of a towing vehicle. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the jockey wheel on your trailer, so it is important to make sure you get the right one for you. Read on for our guide on how to choose your trailer jockey wheel.
With the large and often very heavy loads our trailer carry it is vital they see regular maintenance and are kept in appropriate road condition. But its not just the trailer structure that needs to be up to the job, all of that weight is transferred through the trailer body, axle, wheel hubs and finally to the tyres. With such a huge selection of tyres available on the market, how do you know which tyre is right for you? Well, we are here to lend a hand, and shed some light on which trailer tyres will be most fit for purpose and cost effective for your trailers use!
Your trailer plug connects your towing vehicle to your trailer, with different wiring types, people often ask ‘how do I know which wiring connector is right for me?’ We are going to break down which plug types there are, the differences between them, and the advantages of each choice.
Electrics are probably not the first thing that spring to mind when someone mentions trailers or towing, but it is something all trailers have in common. And yes, we mean all, whether your trailer is three foot or eighteen foot, whether you have a flatbed trailer or a box trailer, they all need electrics to be road legal.
The ability to tow opens up a whole new world when it comes to motoring, we have put together this safe towing guide to help you stay safe out there on the roads with your trailer in tow! There are a few important things you should always consider when it comes to towing anything behind your vehicle, this goes for trailers, caravans, and everything in between! We go through some of the basic, and not so basic TrailerTek towing tips to make towing as easy as pie!
Trailers might not be the first thing we think of when we say the word ‘accessories’, but here at Trailertek we believe sometimes your trailer deserves a bit of bling. We’re not talking earrings and necklaces, of course, but maybe a new jockey wheel, some mudguards, or a light board.
With autumn fast approaching it is more than likely your trailer has seen out its main workload for the year, but for those of you who don’t let a little rain stop you, it is an important time to ensure your tyres are in top condition ready for the winter ahead!
Deciding between restoring your old boat trailer or buying a new one? Choosing to start a restoration project means you'll save a significant amount of money and be more environmentally friendly. Refreshing your trailer is super easy, we've created this 3-step quick guide to help you get started...