Category Archives: General

A Guide to Towing a Trailer or Caravan

A Guide to Towing a Trailer or CaravanAre you considering towing a caravan or a trailer? You might be going on holiday, needing to move household items, possibly transport a boat, or you could need to tow as part of  your business. If you are then you will need to familiarise yourself with the current rules and regulations with regards to towing. There is a wealth of things you will need to know before beginning to tow. To help you to be able to stay within the law and tow safely we have created this guide full of advice and tips to support you. read more

How to Fix a Noisy Creaking Caravan Stabiliser

A stabiliser that clamps to the towball, such as the popular Winterhoff WS3000, uses friction pads clamped tightly to the towball. This helps to prevent the caravan or trailer from swaying or snaking, and with some stabilisers, pitching and rolling as well. The pads are made from a similar material to brake linings, so that when in contact with the steel towball they will form a high resistance. read more

Brake shoes – OEM or compatibles?

Al-ko orginal replacement brake shoes

Al-ko original brake shoes

It has been possible to buy non-original brake shoes for caravans & trailers fitted with Knott brakes for many years now. We’ve had them to try out and we were not very impressed with them. With the price not being much less than the Knott originals they don’t seem a viable alternative. More recently Maypole have sourced E11 marked compatible shoes from the EU for Knott & Alko brakes. read more

Cycling Adventures this Summer

Thule boot mounted cycle racks

Cycling has changed a great deal over the years. Just cycling on the roads is no longer very safe so purpose made cycle paths and off road paths have been made to explore the countryside. Attaching a cycle rack to your car lets you be adventurous; you can drive to a convenient location and be free to explore quiet roads, wild terrain (like the moors) or just follow safe cycle paths. read more