By: Brian Bate .
This manual provides an insight into buying, building, maintaining and using light trailers safely and legally.
Coverage extends to all types of common trailers, including car and motorcycle transporter trailers, trailer tents, tipper, box, general haulage, boat, horse, catering and exhibition trailers, and the clearly presented advice will prove invaluable to both novice and experienced trailer users alike. All current towing legislation is covered in detail.
Car preparation is also covered in detail, with advice on towbar fitting, suspension aids, automatic gearbox oil coolers and bypass relay wiring circuits, including the single and twin 7-pin or single 13-pin electrical system required when towing trailers or caravans.
- Types of trailer
- Trailer and towing legislation
- Buying and hiring a trailer
- Making your own trailer
- Preparing your vehicle for towing
- Fitting a towbar
- Towing advice
- Maintaining and servicing your trailer
- Security products
- Owners' experiences
Brian Bate is a technical consultant to the trailer industry. He has worked extensively on the development and sales of trailer and caravan chassis, suspension and braking systems worldwide. He has also run the National Trailer and Towing Association (NTTA), and was involved in the development of the NTTA towbar fitting and trailer maintenance courses, bringing higher levels of professionalism to the trailer and towing industry.
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