For many people towing trailers of all different types such as boat trailers, caravans, camper trailers, horse boxes or light commercial trailers, a suspension is nothing more than a few bits of mechanical hardware thrown together that separates the wheels from the trailer body.
Jockey wheels are a critical piece of equipment for your trailer or caravan. When your trailer is unhitched, jockey wheels keep the trailer level as well as steady and provide necessary stability when you are loading your trailer. As jockey wheels level the trailer or caravan they help with the hitching or unhitching, and they allow them to be manoeuvred without the use of a towing vehicle.
A trailer hitch coupling is a device that attaches the coupler of your trailer to the hitch. They come in many sizes and types, but the most important thing is that they match the tongue of your particular trailer. The trailer couplings fit all types of trailer hitches and work by clamping around the trailer hitch ball. At TrailerTek we offer braked and unbraked coupling from the world’s leading brands including AL-KO, Bradley, Indespension and Knott Avonride.
Trailers will often make noise when you are towing them, but it is important to know the difference between ‘normal’ noise levels and levels which could be a cause for concern. With a fairly basic design, highly varied loading, and limited suspension it is not uncommon for your trailer to skip over a bump when it is empty or make the occasional groan when fully loaded, but sometimes those noises are the trailer trying to tell you something is wrong! So join us today as we learn the long-lost language of trailers and become a master of deciphering every clunk, bang, and squeak your trailer might make along your travels!
If you have a car trailer or a boat trailer the chances are you will also have a winch on your trailer, you might even have a winch on a standard flatbed trailer just in case you ever need to load something heavy! Winches can be an extremely handy accessory to have on your trailer, saving you a lot of hard work and making a job that involves shifting a few tonnes as easy as flicking a switch. Today we're talking winches - how they can improve your trailer's usability, and the pros and cons of having one!
Owning a trailer can bring with it a huge number of benefits and they can vastly increase the transportation potential of any vehicle, but what costs are associated with trailer ownership? In today's blog, we are going to take a look at how much it really costs to own a trailer and keep it properly maintained.
Keeping your trailer safe can be a worry, especially over the winter when you are not using it so much. Some people may even choose to put their trailer into dedicated trailer storage yards which quite often means you won't see your trailer for months on end - so how can we keep them protected to ensure they are there when we need them? In today's blog, we're going to cover four of our top security devices you can use on your trailer to help deter criminals and stop trailer theft.
When It comes to vehicle accessories there are a few manufacturers with a better reputation than Thule. With nearly 80 years of experience in the automotive accessory industry, Thule has gained an unprecedented reputation for high-quality, long-lasting, and versatile vehicle accessory items. The range of Thule accessories that are available on the market is vast, ranging from simple roof bars to sophisticated multi-bike cycle racks and ultra-large roof boxes. so join us today as we discover the full range of Thule accessories we stock here at TrailerTek.
A selection of different materials and types of metals are used to create trailers, the quality of your trailer is highly dependent on the cost and manufacturer. High-quality (and high-priced) trailers will generally be made of higher-quality materials that do not rust easily or do not rust at all. But what if you have an older, cheaper trailer that is prone to rust? Today we are going to take a look at ways you can protect your trailer from rust, and treat any rust which may have already developed.
With the coldest winter months still ahead of us the decision to store your trailer is looming. Preparing your trailer correctly when putting it into storage can be a massive help when it comes to springtime and getting it back to work. In today's blog, we're going to cover how to get your trailer into the best storage condition, and also how to maintain your trailer if you intend to use it throughout the winter.