The Vernal Equinox, or the start of spring, happened yesterday and whilst it may not seem like it to some, spring is actually here and the weather is going to get warmer. With this in mind, it is time to turn our attention to caravanning. With a growth in the “staycation”, where people opt to holiday domestically as opposed to abroad, caravan parks become the stand out destination for these so-called “staycationers”. Perhaps you are a seasoned caravanner, or a rookie looking to have their first caravan experience. No matter your expertise, SecureFix Direct will be able to provide you with the goods you require to make your stay a successful one.
Firstly, we shall look at jockey wheels. The overall purpose of a jockey wheel is to move and adjust your trailer with the minimum of fuss. They are available with standard wheels or pneumatic wheels. Pneumatic wheels work exceptionally well when they go over loose surfaces such as gravel, as the wider surface area of the wheel and the grooved tyre enables it to absorb and ride over the rough surfaces easier than a standard wheel. At SFD, we stock a variety of jockey wheels, including those with plastic rims and those with serrated tubes. The main advantage of using a serrated jockey wheel is that it will have a significantly higher load rating than normal jockey wheels. As an aside, if you opt to use a serrated jockey wheel, you must use a serrated trailer clamp alongside it. This is because of the interlocking nature of the ribbed tubing, which gives it a higher amount of grip and stability. No matter the design of the jockey wheel you opt to use, it is a piece of kit you simply cannot go without.
For use with the jockey wheels are trailer clamps. These simply clamp onto the tubing of the jockey wheel to hold them in place. They are also exceptionally easy to use, one simply turns the handle clockwise or anticlockwise to tighten or loosen the clamp, depending on the desired effect. Again, as with the jockey wheels, they are available as smooth or serrated, and must be used with the corresponding variation. All of our clamps are available individually or as part of a set with the accompanying jockey wheel, perfect for sorting both parts in one fell swoop.
A fantastic companion to the above essentials is our heavy duty jockey wheel receiver. Made from heavy duty rubber, making it weather resistant, the receiver is designed to hold your wheel to stop it from sinking into the ground and also prevents any sidewards movement. In short, the receiver offers you a buffer between your wheel and the ground. It also reduces the threat of puncture, something that is a concern among those who use pneumatic wheels. They are a universal size, designed to fit all jockey wheels, so you can rest assured that no matter the size of your jockey wheel, our receiver will fit it.
We also stock a selection of spare wheels for the more prepared caravanner. They are to be used only with jockey wheels of the same dimensions. A spare wheel is a must-have, for we never know when the worst may happen and we can avoid being stranded by being prepared for all eventualities. As if that wasn’t enough, they can be stored conveniently without having to worry about space or weight. The perfect companion!
The team here at SFD HQ would like to wish you all a prosperous spring
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