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How to calculate the PCD – Pitch circle diameter

The Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) is the diameter of the circle which passes through the centre of all the studs, wheel bolts or wheel rim holes.

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How to find the Offset of a wheel rim

The wheel rim ‘offset’ is the distance between the centre line of the rim and the faceplate that bolts onto the hub.

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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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Lockheed Brake Exploded Diagrams

Brake exploded diagrams for information only as all these parts are obsolete as no parts are manufactured now.

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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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Coupling Parts Identification

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

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Number plate Law

A change in the number plate law came into effect from 1 January 2003 (amended on 1st December 2005) aimed at reducing the ease at which fake number plates can be obtained by thieves who wish to attach them to stolen vehicles.

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Ratchet Straps – User Instructions

User instructions and warnings concerning ratchet straps.

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Trailer Cover Price Calculator & Order

We can supply trailer covers made to order to you, just enter the trailer measurements.

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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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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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Al-ko compensator & bowden cable change

Al-ko change the bowden cables from those with threaded end with a curved nut to a ‘mushroom’ type end, this guide show how to adapt an old compensator to accept the newer cables

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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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