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Couplings on light trailers

The use of couplings on light trailers.

This content is for general information only. It does not, and is not intended to, provide legal or technical advice or to represent a legal interpretation of the matters it addresses.

Frequently asked questions

This is a device used to connect a trailer to a vehicle. Most cars, vans and 4 x 4s use a ball-type coupling.

This is when a trailer becomes detached from the towing vehicle due to a coupling failure.

You will need to contact the original manufacturer or authorised distributor for the most appropriate coupling for your vehicle and trailer.

This is an additional coupling e.g., a safety chain or wire rope which ensures that trailer remains attached to its towing vehicle if the primary coupling fails or becomes detached.

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Light trailers

Vehicle standards for light trailers used for domestic and commercial purposes. Differences between light and heavy trailers. Trailer videos and FAQs.