Guide to Attaching a Trailer

General attaching hints

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    Handle pulled up to enable coupling to be attached or unattached from towball.
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    Latch depressed to enable coupling to be locked down onto towball.
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    Coupling handle now in the locked down position ready for towing
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    Single safety chain attached. Do not allow chain to drag on the road.
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    Double safety chain attached. Do not allow chain to drag on the road.

Trailer electrical lead (lights)

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    The trailer adaptor lead ends. L to R: 7 large, 7 flat, 7 small and a 6 small.
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    Typical wiring plug on our trailers - may also have a 7 small or 6 small fitting.
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    Typical 7 flat plug installed onto the car.

Safe operation of brakes

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    Reversing Latch in the CLOSED position. In this position the trailer brakes will not work. The latch needs to be in this position for reversing.
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    Reversing Latch in the OPEN position. In this position the trailer brakes will work.
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    The handbrake ratchet lever in the Handbrake ON position. NB: Even with the handbrake on, wheel chocks MUST be used.
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    The handbrake ratchet lever in the handbrake of position nb the rachet lever must be in this position whilst towing trailer with vehicle.

Safe operation of jockey wheels and tow ball

Jockey wheels are only fitted to tandem trailers.

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    Jockey Wheel in the vertical position. Must only be in this position when trailer is disconnected from the towing vehicle.
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    Handle being pulled out to enable Jockey Wheel to be put in the horizontal position.
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    Jockey Wheel in the horizontal position. MUST be in this position before you commence towing.
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    Use only a 50mm towball.

Correct and incorrect way to attach a trailer

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    Raise trailer with jockey wheel to just above tow ball height and reverse vehicle to trailer.
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    Reverse vehicle to trailer, do not drag trailer to vehicle.

Images are for illustration purposes only