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On the drawbar, all DAXARA & ERDE trailers are equipped with a 50mm ball coupling with a safety catch, which prevents the trailer from becoming detached.
COUPLING AND UNCOUPLING OF TRAILER, lift the handle attaching the coupling to the towball at the same time as compressing the locking trigger on the handle and lift from the towball or place over the towball. It is possible to install an anti-theft device that locks the coupling and provides added security. This is a recommended optional extra, please see the accessories available for your model of trailer (For details click your make of trailer – Erde or Daxara.)
The towing vehicle should be fitted with a towing bracket of a recognised standard. Preferably these should comply with the relevant British and international standards (UL standards AU113 and 114 and international standards ISO1103 and 3553). The European standard for the towball is 50mm diameter.
For additional security, a safety chain is fitted as standard. This should be secured to the towing bracket at all times when towing, so that in the event of the trailer uncoupling the trailer will still be attached to the towing vehicle. (UK Reg. 1995).
Road trailers must be kept in a roadworthy condition and it is a legal requirement that all trailers be maintained and comply with the different regulations. While there is very little maintenance required on DAXARA and Erde trailers, it is important that the unit should be checked annually. After assembly and after the first 60 miles, check the tightness of the nuts and bolts of the following main parts: * wheels * axle * drawbar * coupling head * mudguards * lighting.
The wheel hubs including bearings are pre-greased for life. Therefore no greasing needs to be done. When necessary, replacement hubs and bearing are available as spares. Do not put trailer in sea water, damage may occur if hubs or axles are immersed in salt water.
A Guide to replacing the Erde wheel bearings
A Guide to replacing the Erde Hub Cap
All loads should be evenly spread inside the trailer. For your own safety, it is important that the trailer is not overloaded, the suspension units and tyres are designed to carry the trailers’ maximum gross weight which is marked on the identification plate on the trailer.
It is an offence to load the trailer to more than its marked gross weight