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The Trailer Manual : The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining and Building Light Trailers - Brian Bate

The Trailer Manual

The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining and Building Light Trailers

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Following the same successful format as the Caravan Manual and Motorcaravan Manual, this is a comprehensive guide to buying, using, maintaining - even building - a light trailer, up to 3.5 tons in weight.

Featuring car trailers, trailer tents, tippers, general haulage and motorcycle carriers, new and used, expert author Brian Bate provides the sort of information that will be invaluable to both novice and experienced trailer users, including authoritative details on the latest legislation affecting trailer usage.

Contains information about:

  • different types of trailer and what to look for when buying
  • making a trailer from a kit
  • preparing the car for towing, car towing limits
  • trailer legislation including the latest information on trailer mass and weights
  • towing advice
  • Maintenance, servicing, security and accessories
  • case studies examine the joys and pitfalls of different types of trailer
  • useful names and addresses in UK.
About the Author

Brian Bate is a Technical Consultant to the trailer industry, having worked extensively in the development and sales of trailer and caravan chassis, suspensions and brakes.

1. Types of Trailer p. 6
2. Trailer Legislation p. 24
3. Buying and Hiring a Tralier p. 40
4. Making Your Own Trailer p. 54
5. Preparing Your Vehicle for Towing p. 64
6. Fitting a Towbar p. 78
7. Towing Advice p. 94
8. Maintaining and Servicing Your Trailer p.108
9. Security Products for Your Trailer p.124
10. Owners' Experiences p.132
Contact List p.142
Directives, Laws and Standards p.149
Acknowledgements p.150
Index p.152
Table of Contents provided by Haynes Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781844252121
ISBN-10: 1844252124
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 29th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 21.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.727