During the winter months or for prolonged periods of time when your caravan or
trailer is not being used, there are certain checks and routine maintenance that
should be performed prior to leaving it to rest. You might want to check out our complete article on winterising your caravan
Amongst the jobs to do, caring for your tyres is a very important aspect that quite often gets overlooked. If left for long periods of time, tyres can begin to crack around the edges making them unsafe for use on the road, and leading to costly replacements.
If your caravan is not used for a length of time, one option is that the wheels and tyres are removed and stored. Once removed you can then fit a set of Winter Wheels to your caravan, ensuring that your caravan wheels and tyres remain undamaged. These are steel stands which take the place of your wheels, on which the caravan can safely stand for long periods.
There is an argument that this can also be a highly effective security device, as any potential thief would have to bring his own wheels. However if you are going to use Winter Wheels we strongly suggest that you contact your insurance company to ensure that you are still covered, as some companies insist that the wheels remain on the caravan and a wheel clamp is used.
Whilst off the caravan, the tyres should be left at normal inflation pressure in a cool, dry place and protected from sources of heat and direct sunlight. They can be covered with a natural material (e.g. essian) for protection, but not plastic / tarpaulin.
|Highlander Locking Winter Wheels - WW60|
At last a pair of high security winter wheels that have been
attack-tested by Sold Secure. The Highlander allows you to remove your
wheels to immobilise your caravan for long-term site use or while stored
over the winter period. Includes one sliding, anti-attack face to
effectively cover the wheel lugs. Robust, strong and highly visible.
Integrated high-security 10- lever barrel lock, exclusive to FullStop,
which is resistant to picking drilling and cold freezing.
Suitable for 4 and 5 stud Caravan wheels.
Where Can I get them From?
Towsure Products are suppliers of Winter Wheels and they are available at any of their three stores, online or via mail order. The
Winter Wheel Set (WW50) retail at £32.50,
click here to view the product and order on-line.
For the Highlander Locking Winter Wheels, you can find them on
Towsure website and in stores and they retail at £129.95.
Win a pair of Winter Wheels and a Winter Wheel Lock!
We have teamed up with Towsure Products and are offering you
the chance to win a set of Winter Wheels and a Winter Wheel Lock worth a
combined total of £51.00. To find out more and for your chance to
enter please click
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Prevent cracked tyres
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