- Set up the trailer so that is level when coupled to the towing vehicle.
- Make sure the nose weight is between 50 and 100kg (unless trailer is very
- Make sure the tyre pressures are correct.
It should be remembered that you must not travel in the right-hand lane of a
motorway, with three lanes or more, if you are driving a vehicle drawing a
The main purpose of a stabiliser is to stop a trailer or caravan from
becoming unstable and '"snaking" from side to side. They come in various forms
and designs. The most popular types are the trailing arm leaf spring and the
coupling head stabiliser.
"Snaking" is when the axles of the caravan/trailer move out of line from the
towing vehicle. When this happens, the trailer/caravan tries to move back into
line and it goes too far. This action starts the cycle of "snaking" from side to
side. Unless the snaking is stopped, it will increase and will cause the driver
to lose control.
Snaking can be caused by a number of factors such as: