Everything you need to know about a bouncing trailer !

Trailer hire in Pretoria is the ideal option for anyone in need of additional space when going on holiday, moving house or simply needing to get things from A to B. Hiring instead of buying comes with a couple of welcome perks, including price, and the more you know about towing a trailer the better your outcome will be.

Towing a trailer can be quite a daunting mission when you are doing it for the first time. It’s okay to be nervous but with a few helpful tips and information, your experience will be a lot more relaxed.

It takes some time to get used to the twists and turns in the road, with the extra weight making your vehicle feel a little unsteady. But once you have the basics, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of towing.

Of all the things you’ll experience while towing, one of the more nerve-wrecking experiences is the bouncing trailer.

Generally, a bouncing trailer is the result of having a suspension which is too stiff for the load you are towing. The suspension includes the springs as well as the tyres and there are other factors to consider such as the position of the axle and how the load has been balanced.

The trailer starts to bounce when there is too little compliance in the system to handle the load but there are other reasons why the trailer will bounce:

  • The tyres have not been properly inflated.
  • Your towing is not level
  • The weight within the trailer needs to be shifted
  • The shocks are worn out or they are not right for the load. This is generally the case if you can feel the bouncing continuing once you are over the bump.
  • An axle could be damaged
  • The trailer is overloaded

As you can tell, many of these issues can be easily rectified with a few minor adjustments. The easiest way to fix the bounce is to check the tyre pressure and make the necessary adjustments. Keep in mind that there are no general tyre pressures, instead, the pressure will depend on the load you are towing as well as the weight of the trailer, the size of the trailer tyres and the type of tyres used.

If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you will need to look further into the problem. It is best to rather consult with Newlands Trailers before you make any adjustments beyond tyre pressure. You’ve hired the trailer, after all, so you get to enjoy all of the benefits of having support on hand. Should you feel uncertain about anything, you can always get in touch with our team and we’ll be more than happy to guide you so that you can get the most out of your trailer hire.

For the best trailer hire prices and for a wide selection, contact us today and we’ll help you get the trailer you need.