Guide to attaching a trailer

General attaching hints

trailer1

Handle pulled up to enable coupling to be attached or unattached from towball.

trailer2

Latch depressed to enable coupling to be locked down onto towall.

trailer3

Coupling handle now in the locked down position ready for towing.

trailer4

Single safety chain attached. Do not allow chain to drag on the road.

trailer5

Double safety chain attached. Do not allow chain to drag on the road.

Trailer electrical lead(lights)

trailer1

The trailer adaptor lead ends. L to R: 7 large, 7 flat, 7 small and a 6 small.

trailer2

Typical wiring plug on our trailers - may also have a 7 small or 6 small fitting.

trailer3

Typical 7 flat plug installed onto the car.

Safe operation of brakes

trailer1

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.

trailer2

Reversing Latch in the OPEN position. In this position the trailer brakes will work.

trailer3

The handbrake ratchet lever in the Handbrake ON position. NB: Even with the handbrake on, wheel chocks MUST be used.

trailer4

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.

trailer1

Jockey Wheel in the vertical position. Must only be in this position when trailer is disconnected from the towing vehicle.

trailer2

Handle being pulled out to enable Jockey Wheel to be put in the horizontal position.

trailer3

Jockey Wheel in the horizontal position. MUST be in this position before you commence towing.

trailer4

Use only a 50mm towball.

Correct and incorrect way to attach a trailer

trailer1

Raise trailer with jockey wheel to just above tow ball height and reverse vehicle to trailer.

trailer2

Reverse vehicle to trailer, do not drag trailer to vehicle.

* Images are for illustration purposes only