Maintenance

Caravan 12S 7pin socket & plug wiring

This is the standard UK wiring of a the supplementary socket and plug otherwise known as 12S.

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Caravan & Trailer 13 pin Wiring Chart

Caravan Wiring Chart showing all the connections in the 13 pin euro plug, cable colours and cable sizes for interior & exterior.

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Autoreverse Brake Exploded Diagrams

Brake parts diagram showing all the separate parts that make up the Al-ko & Knott Trailer & Caravan brakes

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How to Replace BPW Brake Shoes

A guide to how top remove and replace the Type 7 BPW brake shoes, including how to adjust the brakes once the new shoes have been fitted.

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Bowden Cable Identification

These are the flexible cables that are connected to a compensator in the centre of the trailer or caravan and to the brake expanders on the brake backplates.

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Alko Bowden Cable Size Calculator

This calculator helps to select the correct Al-ko cable length for the axle width.

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How to check if your coupling damper needs replacing

A guide to show how to check if your caravan or trailer coupling damper needs replacing.

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Coupling Parts Identification

Some easy ways to identify the make and model of a trailer or caravan coupling.

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Trailer & Caravan Brake Adjustment

How to adjust the brakes on your caravan or trailer.

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How to replace an Avonride coupling lock

Fitting instructions for replacing the lock on an Avonride coupling head.

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Daxara & Erde Trailer Information

General facts about using these trailers as well as assembly instructions.

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Breakaway Cables

Details about the use of a breakaway cables for braked caravans & trailers.

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How to Fix a Noisy Creaking Caravan Stabiliser

A stabiliser that clamps to the towball using friction pads can begin to creak and become noisy after sometime.

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How to clean Al-ko Stabiliser Friction Pads

A simple guide on how to clean the friction pads on an Al-ko AKS stabiliser

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How to replace alko stabiliser friction pads

A simple guide on how to remove and replace the friction pads on an Al-ko AKS stabiliser

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How to Replace Sealed Bearings

A guide to replacing the sealed for life one piece bearings fitted on caravans & trailers.

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How to Replace Erde Trailer Bearings

A guide to replacing the bearings on a small Erde or Daxara Trailer

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How to Remove and Replace the Erde Hub Cap

A guide to replacing to Removing & Replacing the Hub Cap on a small Erde or Daxara Trailer

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New Kartt Jockey Wheel Range

Premium Jockey Wheels   It’s not often that a new range of products appear in trailer industry especially when we hear about good companies like Bradley Doublelock being taken over and their products rapidly becoming discontinued. So it’s nice to see that Kartt have a range of new Jockey wheels and clamps called the Orange range. They […]

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FREE trailer check

FREE Trailer Safety Check In the interest of safety we have introduced a free trailer safety check scheme for all braked and unbraked trailers throughout Devon

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Brake shoes – OEM or compatibles?

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 […]

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