Caravanning Queensland is a proud supporter of Queensland Road Safety Week, a road safety initiative of the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Transport and Main Roads. 

Now that domestic travel is back on the agenda for Queenslanders there is no better time to ensure that your RV trips are not only memorable but also safe.  So please drive safely this Road Safety week and help make the roads safer for everyone. 

As part of Queensland Road Safety Week 2020 we have collaborated with some of the very best in the Queensland Caravanning Industry to produce some important educational and awareness videos on the subject of Safe Towing. 

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Suspension

Cruisemaster’s Andrew Goddard, national supplier of suspensions and couplings, explains in this video: 

  • What a caravan suspension is 
  • Some of the different types 
  • Why it is an important contributor to the overall safety of the caravan or trailer 
  • Some tips on how to maintain your suspension 

Wheel Bearings

Todd McArthur from Allbrand Caravan Repairs explains:

  • The use of wheel bearings
  • Issues caused by faulty wheel bearings
  • Why it is an important contributor to the overall safety of your caravan or trailer

For more information regarding wheel bearings, click here

VIN/Trailer Plate

James Field from Caravan Industry Association of Australia explains: 

  • The importance of understanding the different key ratings on your Trailer Plate 
  • Why it is an important contributor to the overall safety of your caravan or trailer 

For more information regarding your trailer plate, Click Here.

For information on how to load your caravan/trailer, Click here.

Hooking up your trailer to the tow vehicle

Ben Menzies from Coastline RV Parts & Service demonstrates the simple steps to connecting your caravan to the tow vehicle safely. 

Click here for more information regarding Pre-Holiday checks. 

Driver Training

Towing Expert, Jeff Palmer from Getabout/Tow Ed explains some important safety points to consider before you head out on the road. 

Click here to read more.

Tyres

Todd McArthur from Allbrand Caravan Repairs explains: 

  • The importance of choosing the right tyres for your caravan/trailer 
  • Key terminology found on your tyres 
  • Tips on how to check your tyres during your next trip 

For more information regarding tyre maintenance, Click Here.

Trailer Couplings

Cruisemaster’s Andrew Goddard, national supplier of suspensions and couplings, explains in this video: 

  • Different types of caravan / trailer couplings  
  • The advantages of one over the other 
  • Tips on how to maintain your trailer coupling 
  • Why it is an important contributor to the overall safety of the caravan or trailer

For more information regarding the couplings, please click on the link to read more about Safe towing. Click Here.

Aftermarket Accessories

James Field from Caravan Industry Association of Australia explains: 

  • What aftermarket accessories fitted to a caravan are 
  • How they impact the caravan/trailer 
  • Considerations needed when adding accessories to caravan or trailer 

Aftermarket accessories can include: Secondary water tanks, Secondary grey water tank, Extra Batteries, Bike Rack, Toolboxes etc. 

Click here for more information regarding fitting accessories or the effect of what an incorrectly loaded trailer can do. 

Braking Systems

Ben Menzies from Coastline RV Parts & Service explains: 

  • The legal requirements for trailer brakes on various trailers depending on their total mass 
  • Different types of trailer brakes that are available on the market 

Click here for more information regarding the different types of brake controllers 

Click here for more information regarding the requirements for trailer braking systems.

Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH)

Gary Gardiner from Hayman Reese explains the need for a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) when preparing your vehicle for a road trip. 

Click here for more information regarding Weight Distribution Hitches.

Towing Resources

The National Caravan & Recreation Vehicle Towing Guide has been produced in response to overwhelming public demand.  The guide contains technical information along with handy hints and advice such as how to correctly load your caravan plus information on Weight Distribution Hitches and braking systems. 

Click here to download an electronic version of the guide or email our office at info@caravanqld.com.au and we will mail a copy to you.