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Old 31 October 2011, 05:46   #1
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Trailer & Towing info - mods to make sticky!


Links to trailer FAQ's:


DVLA driving licences

Directgov driving licences

Camping and Caravan club B+E training and information

VOSA's quick guide to towing small trailers

46 Page pdf from the NTTA on safe & legal towing


Trailer certification (interesting changes afoot, for us saddo trailer types)


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Old 31 October 2011, 08:54   #2
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Torque figures

Wheel Bolts


AL-KO

M10 - 40 lb. Ft / 54 Nm
M12 - 65 lb. Ft / 88 Nm
M14 -108 lb. Ft /146 Nm

Indespension

M12 - 55 lb. Ft / 74 Nm
M14 - 60 lb. Ft / 81 Nm

Avonride

M12 - 65 lb. Ft / 88 Nm

Ifor Williams

M12 - 65 lb. Ft / 88 Nm

Wheel Nuts

Peak Trailers

M12 x 1.5 - 75 lb. Ft / 102 Nm
M16 x 1.5 - 145 lb. Ft / 197 Nm
3/8" UNF - 45 lb. Ft / 61Nm
1/2" UNF - 80 lb. Ft / 109 Nm

Indespension

3/8" UNF - 42 lb. Ft / 57 Nm
7/16" UNF - 50 lb. Ft / 67 Nm
1/2" UNF - 56 lb. Ft / 76 Nm
5/8" UNF - 85 lb. Ft / 115 Nm

Avonride

1/2" UNF - 65 lb. Ft / 88 Nm
5/8" UNF - 79 lb. Ft / 108 Nm

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4 Stud


5 Stud

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Old 31 October 2011, 18:00   #3
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7 pin trailer wiring

Pin - Colour - Function

1. Yellow - n/s indicator
2. Blue - fog
3. White - earth
4. Green - o/s indicator
5. Brown - o/s tail light
6. Red - brakes
7. Black - n/s tail light & number plate



13 pin trailer wiring

Pin - Colour - Function

1. Yellow - n/s indicator
2. Blue - fog
3. White - earth (pins 1 to 8)
4. Green - o/s indicator
5. Brown - o/s tail light
6. Red - brakes
7. Black - n/s tail light & number plate
8. Pink - reversing light(s)
9. Orange - 12v power supply (interior lights / battery charging etc)
10. Grey - fridge (ignition controlled)
11. White/Blank - earth (for pin 10)
12. White / Blue - sensing device
13. White / Red - earth (for pin 9)
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Old 07 January 2012, 08:36   #4
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Common tyre pressures:

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How to change a set of taper roller bearings:

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Fair play to you! I know there are alot of helpfull people on the Forum,but its still Good to see someone takeing the time, and makeing the effort to put some usefull,and potentialy VERY important, Practical advice up!
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Fair play to you! I know there are alot of helpfull people on the Forum,but its still Good to see someone takeing the time, and makeing the effort to put some usefull,and potentialy VERY important, Practical advice up!
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Old 07 January 2012, 12:39   #8
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ah go on with you - you'll make me blush!

but thank you, it's nice to know it's appreciated.
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Taking your trailer to the continent?

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changing a set of 'sealed for life' bearings:


SFL bearing change
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How to change a coupling damper Part 1

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How to remove an Alko brake drum

Did a quick vid, for a 'Ribnetter', yesterday, on how to remove an Alko brake drum. Figured it'd be worth putting the link up on here too, in case it's of use to anyone else:

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Good video, no split pins on the nut then? Also like your cordless and cap removal tool
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No split pin in this one Whisper, Alko just use a large hub nut, generally torqued up to 290Nm.

Yup, the Snap-on gun is a weapon. Had it for years and she's still going strong. The dust cap removal tool is invaluable for removing the Alko style dust caps. You can use a screwdriver, but it tends to bugger up the dust caps. This is so much quicker, safer and better for the customers' property.
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Good video, no split pins on the nut then? Also like your cordless and cap removal tool
That's why its a "one shot nut",

Good vid. Handy little tool that cap remover

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Nice vid Ben.What make is the cordless?

That's an Alko axle with sealed bearings for reference if someone's not sure-Split pins are only used on taper roller bearing axles and you'll destroy taper roller bearings if you try torqueing them up.
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