Have you recently purchased a new caravan? It can be an exciting time but before hitting the road, you must consider your electric brake requirements.
The added mass of a caravan can make slowing down or stopping highly dangerous. An electric brake controller eliminates the chances of a caravan rearing into the back of your vehicle by triggering the trailer’s brakes whenever the driver hits the brakes.
What are the Australian towing regulations?
These are the requirements depending on the Gross Trailer Mass (GTM) of your caravan:
GTM under 750kg
No additional brakes required.
751< GTM < 2,000kg
Braking system on wheels of at least one axles; over-ride brakes allowed, although electric is recommended on all trailers over 1,000kg.
GTM > 2,000 kg
Need a “breakaway” system installed on all wheels; system must be powered by a full-charged battery at ALL times (can be either standalone or auxiliary).
At Hall Towbars, we fit your vehicle with quality electric accessories. Read more about our electrical accessories here.
You don’t need to be an expert!
Adelaide based Hall Towbars is dedicated to finding the right towbar and accessories for your needs. Whether you want to hitch up the smallest trailer for a trip up the road or the largest caravan to travel around Australia, we can help.
Get in touch with our expert team in Adelaide today to talk about your vehicle requirements. All towbar fitting queries are also welcome. If you want to find the right electric brakes for your vehicle, give us a call or message us today. Find out more about our electric brake products.
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