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Toy Hauler or Workhorse

By |June 1st, 2015|

Our latest build comes from a couple of mates in Queensland who asked us to develop a plan to haul a quad and couple of motorbikes over weekends. They also wanted to put the trailer to work carting soil, mulch and just about anything else that needs moving. The solution was a full width […]

VW Trailer Assist – Hot or Not?

By |April 1st, 2015|

New hands-free technology from Volkswagen makes reverse parking a caravan child’s play.

Reversing a caravan or camper trailer into a tight spot is something many drivers find tricky and often stressful. But now Volkswagen has come up with clever new technology that basically reverses a boat or caravan into position without the driver having to […]

Greasing Your Trailer

By |March 6th, 2015|

When dirt, dust or salt water get into the moving parts on your trailer, it’s likely to cause friction and wear. Greasing your trailer not only keeps everything lubricated and moving smoothly, but also acts as a coolant against heat caused by friction.

Let’s take a look at when and how to grease trailer bearings, […]

Top Tipper

By |January 26th, 2015|

This magnificent trailer was built in late 2014 from our Hydraulic Tipper Plans by Anthony, who finished it off by having the entire trailer hot dipped galvanized. Apart from minor changes to the tailgate hinges, Anthony followed the plans down to the letter and produced a truly professionally built trailer.

Some of the features are:

Landcruiser […]

Rough Guide to Towing a Trailer

By |December 15th, 2014|

When towing a trailer, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with safety regulations and restrictions on the trailer and towing vehicle. Here’s a general guide of trailer towing do’s and don’ts.
Do’s
Do check your speed
There are no specific references to trailer speeds in Australian road rules, so for trailers less than 4.5 tonnes, the […]

Custom Trailer Designs

By |November 28th, 2014|

Trailers come in a variety of designs, sizes, load carrying capacity and axle configurations, to name but a few elements that make trailers different from one another. We are often asked if our standard plans could be customized in some way – shortened, lengthened, carry heavier/lighter loads or add special purpose features like ramps or […]

Safe Trailering this Holiday

By |November 10th, 2014|

We have added some information on the importance of safe towing and have also created a short trailer check list. The are a number of items on a trailer that need to checked on a regular basis to ensure that the trailer is in safe and serviceable condition for use. The checks will vary […]

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Rated D-shackles: The Facts

By |October 31st, 2014|

There have been rumours circulating about police enforcing specific requirements for D shackles, with reports on social media claiming that police were issuing infringement notices for non-load-rated D shackles being used to tow caravans, boats and trailers. In this article, we take a look at the current Australian Standards and their official application, so […]

Build it, and go ride…

By |August 24th, 2014|

Received my plans today on building a Motorbike Trailer and I am very pleased with the comprehensive fabrication details. A boilermakers dream – my son will be pleased in a months’ time when we can go riding together without the hassles of loading up our 6×4 trailer.
Great work guys.
Stephen, Tasmania
 

Always good to hear from trailer […]

Flat Top (Wide Bed) Release

By |July 23rd, 2014|

The Flat Top is a 4800×2400 wide bed trailer featuring full bed width over the top of the wheels. An optional ladder rack is positioned on the front of the deck and a number of tie-down lugs help to secure loads. Use either eye-bolt type lugs or linear tie-down rails positioned under the bed. The […]