Newsletter Number Five – August 2022

LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES August 2022:

5 STAR RATED | BEHIND CLOSED DOORS | NEW CYCLE CARRIER
SERVICE or not to SERVICE? | HIGHWAY CODE RULES
MIKE MEETS the MATHEWSONS | LETS GO ELECTRIC
MOTOR MOVERS to CARAVANS | GO FOR WALKIES


5 STAR RATED  

NTTA QUALITY SECURED ACCREDITED CENTRE

We at DanHIRE TRAILERS and TOWBARS are pleased to announce we came out on top at our recent Audit and Inspection on behalf of the National Trailer and Towing Assoc.

This is to represent this National Body covering all aspects within the Trailer Repairs and Towing Industry…..


BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Many people ask is it a legal requirement to close the top rear doors of a horse trailer when travelling?

Some say it’s the law, others say its down to the Driver.

But there is no set answer re: the Road Policing.

Safety wise if a horse or pony is not secured by halter or hard collar, it is important to have the doors shut which makes the load secure.

There are many times where accidents have occurred where the horse has been frightened and jumped out of the trailer.

Also any containers be secured and not anywhere near the horse.


NEW CYCLE CARRIER FOR SALE

Holds 2 Cycles mounted on Towball

Ideal fitment leaves any Roof Rack free for other items

DanHIRE Trailers Price £250 Inc Vat


 SERVICE or not to SERVICE?

Many people ask how often to service their Commercial Trailer?

We always recommend once every 6 months – especially when the Trailer is in heavy daily use! 

Free DanHIRE NTTA Trailer Safety Check


HIGHWAY CODE RULES

Highway Code.


MIKE MEETS the MATHEWSONS

Bangers and Cash as seen on TV (Yesterday Channel)

Picture  shows Mike (DanHIRE Trailers and ON – LINE Editor of Waveney Towing and Leisure) and wife Jenny, meeting Derek the well known face of the very popular Classic Car programme.

A few days spent in Thornton – i.e. – Dales, Yorkshire, it was a must to go and visit this well known business. The amount of Classic cars waiting at Auction is amazing.

It really is worth a visit and Derek – Wow a very very nice person.

https://www.mathewsons.co.uk/bangers-and-cash/

Yes it was a Sunday in May and raining hence the Coats . . .


LETS GO ELECTRIC

At the present time only a few Electric Cars can tow but so much work is being done and in next couple years we will see more and more coming on stream.

Word on street is FORD MOTOR COMPANY has the Battery power and look forward to now producing next year  600,000 Electric vehicles which will include 150,000 E – Electric Transit vans for the commercial sector.

A mid size 4×4 Electric will launch in 2023  

Ford has a target of two million EV per year by 2026 

But the Fiesta is not part of it 😐


MOTOR MOVERS to CARAVANS

We at DanHIRE TRAILERS and TOWBARS have been busy fitting Towbars but this also includes:

Supplying and fitting MOTOR MOVERS to CARAVANS.

So if you would like to take the strain out of manually moving your Caravan just give us a call.

Press a Button and relax sooner 🙂


GO FOR WALKIES

We at DanHIRE TRAILERS and TOWBARS are pleased to Sponsor the UNICORN ALPACA WALKS.


LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES August 2022:

5 STAR RATED | BEHIND CLOSED DOORS | NEW CYCLE CARRIER
SERVICE or not to SERVICE? | HIGHWAY CODE RULES
MIKE MEETS the MATHEWSONS | LETS GO ELECTRIC
MOTOR MOVERS to CARAVANS | GO FOR WALKIES


Contact: DanHIRE Trailers

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Newsletter Number Four – April 2022

LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES April 2022:

Revamped Highway Code | We Supply and Fit Motor Movers
KEEP YOUR TRAILER SAFE | ROADSIDE CHECK
TOWBAR  FOR SALE | ARE YOU TOWING BLIND
REGULAR TRAILER SERVICE SAVES MONEY


WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD OUR THOUGHTS AND WISHES OF A
QUICK ENDING TO THESE TERRIBLE TIMES

WE STAND WITH UKRAINE

WE STAND WITH UKRAINE

Revamped Highway Code  

There are many new rules in the all new revamped Highway Code.

Here is just one to be aware of:

Driver Vehicle Standards Agency Officers have now the power to stop you on all roads and motorways.

They will attract you by flashing amber lights from front requesting you to follow to a safe place to stop.

Or from behind directing you to pull over to the side of the road using left indicator.

In all cases it is an offence if you do not stop!


We Supply and Fit Motor Movers

This week in the DanHIRE Workshops we fitted a Purple Line Quattro Platinum Motor Mover to a New  BASECAMP Caravan in order to make it easier for the owner to move around.

This week in the DanHIRE Workshops we fitted a Purple Line Quattro Platinum Motor Mover to a New  BASECAMP Caravan in order to make it easier for the owner to move around.
New BASECAMP Caravan

This Mover can be fitted to either a Single or Twin Axle Caravan.

This Motor Mover can be fitted to either a Single or Twin Axle Caravan.
Purple Line Quattro Platinum Motor Mover

KEEP YOUR TRAILER SAFE

Book your FREE NTTA TRAILER/CARAVAN CHECK NOW!

Don’t let yourself or your Employees get caught with Fines and Points!

PLEASE RING

MARK 07825 872 107

OR

MIKE 07860 452 421 

To arrange an appointment

The checkover will be visual inspection of about 15 to 20 min

Official NTTA FREE TRAILER/CARAVAN CHECK at DanHIRE Trailers
Official NTTA FREE TRAILER/CARAVAN CHECK at DanHIRE Trailers

DanHIRE Trailers ROADSIDE CHECK with SUFFOLK POLICE

On March 17th DanHIRE Trailers joined Suffolk Constabulary Roads Policing Team and NTTA National Trailer and Towing Assoc.

Based in Clifton Road Car Park, Lowestoft, several Trailers were checked and found to have many faults: Bald tyres, number plates missing, problems with lights not working...

Based in Clifton Road Car Park, Lowestoft, several Trailers were checked and found to have many faults: Bald tyres, number plates missing, problems with lights not working…  

All agencies took part throughout the day and reported at end of day over 75 motorists had committed serious infringements and failures: licences, insurances, badly applied window tinting, drug driving checks, and most of all; driving while using mobile phones and not wearing seat belts!

Picture Shows DanHIRE trailers with NTTA officials.
From Left to right: Julie Pywell (NTTA), Mark Daniels (DanHIRE Trailers), Mike Daniels (DanHIRE Trailers),
Sarah Smithurst MBE  (NTTA Business Development Manager) 

Picture Shows DanHIRE trailers with NTTA officials.
From Left to right: Julie Pywell (NTTA), Mark Daniels (DanHIRE Trailers), Mike Daniels (DanHIRE Trailers),
Sarah Smithurst MBE  (NTTA Business Development Manager) 

Picture shows One of the Trailers under going safety checks.

Picture shows One of the Trailers under going safety checks.


TOWBAR  FOR SALE

COLLECTION ONLY from DanHIRE Trailers

TOWBAR ONLY

TOWBAR to FIT Year 2012 onwards

 VAUXHALL ZAFIRA TOURER including AD BLUE MODEL

NOT FOR MODELS WITH UNDERSLUNG SPARE WHEELS

This is a TOW TRUST SWAN NECK

Price £150 inc vat

This is Collection only from our Bungay Suffolk Base  
Does not include fitting or Electrical Wiring 

Please contact

Mark Tel: 07825 872 107    
or
Mike Tel: 07860 452 421

This is a Waveney Towing and Leisure advertisement


ARE YOU TOWING BLIND

IT IS IMPORTANT to have Extended Mirrors fitted to your vehicle and a legal requirement you must be able to see 4 metres from the side of your trailer /caravan……and distance of 20 metres behind driver.

ARE YOU TOWING BLIND

So if your Trailer / Caravan is wider than your tow vehicle by law you must fit and use extended mirrors you can be fined up to £1000  and 3 points on license.

Many drivers have received a fixed penalty of £60 and 3 points!


REGULAR TRAILER SERVICE SAVES MONEY

Question (commonly asked)   

WHEN I START TO BRAKE WHEN TRAVELLING MY TRAILER STARTS TO BANG AT REAR OF VEHICLE?

ANSWER

This BANGING may be due to a worn damper within the trailer coupling.

Bearing in mind the damper acts as a Shock Absorber. The trailer tends to nose dive towards tow vehicle…

If this is the case a new damper would be required.

BUT before to much expense it is important the trailer brakes are checked and brake cables working correctly.

Good working Brakes are so important.

So a brake check, if there’s still banging you will need new damper.

So we Recommend 

REGULAR TRAILER SERVICE SAVES MONEY


LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES April 2022:

Revamped Highway Code | We Supply and Fit Motor Movers
KEEP YOUR TRAILER SAFE | ROADSIDE CHECK
TOWBAR  FOR SALE | ARE YOU TOWING BLIND
REGULAR TRAILER SERVICE SAVES MONEY


Contact: DanHIRE Trailers

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Newsletter Number Three – November 2021

LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES November 2021:

GB TO UK | THE RULES OF TOWING | KEEPING IN TOW
CHECKS ON TRAILER BRAKES | TOWBARS  FOR SALE
Horse Trailer Ramp Repairs |


GB TO UK  

Since 28th SEPTEMBER 2021 Drivers planning road trips throughout Europe will need to throw away the GB Sticker and replace with a UK Sticker.

The GB is no longer valid!

Drivers under the new law will either need to buy new number plate showing the UK letters or buy a UK Sticker.

A GREEN STICKER on the edge of number plates will signify that the vehicle is FULL Electric  powered…


WELL I NEVER KNEW THAT!

THE RULES OF TOWING:

ON A SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY WHICH, IS SIGN POSTED 60mph,
THE MAXIMUM SPEED TO TOW IF SAFE IS 50mph.

ON A MOTORWAY OR DUAL CARRIAGEWAY MAXIMUM SPEED IS 70mph 
unless stated otherwise. 
BUT THE MAXIMUM TO TOW IS 60mph!
If safe to do so.

Towing Caravan or Trailer DO NOT USE RIGHT HAND LANE ON A 3 OR MORE LANE MOTORWAY.


KEEPING IN TOW – No Test Now Needed !!!!

The Government has changed the ruling in order to free up Driving Examiners to help with testing new HGV Drivers to assist the shortage in the industry.

It is not easy TOWING A CARAVAN OR TRAILER you may be one of those who no longer have to take a Test.

BUT it is so important we all keep up with high standards of Driving and promoting Road Safety.

ALWAYS consider a TRAILER / CARAVAN FAMILIAR DRIVING COURSE!

Towing Laws, Attaching the Trailer, General Driving, Reversing…

Stay Safe and support TOWSAFE4FREDDIE!

Please Contact DanHIRE Trailers as we can direct you to a safe towing future!


KEEP REGULAR  CHECKS ON TRAILER BRAKES

Pictures show Before and After! So many people run Trailers from new and never check or get them serviced until it becomes too late, then have to spend large sums of money getting them repaired.


TOWBARS  FOR SALE

COLLECTION ONLY from DanHIRE Trailers

FORD TRANSIT CONNECT 2002-2013 
Fixed Flange (not petrol or gas conversion )      
TOWBAR ONLY
£125 including VAT – Electrics extra

KIA SPORTAGE / HYUNDAI TUCSON 2018
Detachable Towbar £260 including VAT
13 pin Electrics (dedicated )
£145 including VAT

MAZDA 6 ESTATE 2008 – 2013
Fixed Swan Neck Towbar inc 7 pin Electrics
£185 including VAT

NEW FORD MONDEO HATCHBACK 2015 ONWARDS 
Fixed Flange Towbar 
Towbar Only
No electrics
£125 including VAT

SEAT LEON HATCHBACK 2012-2016
BRINK Fixed Swan Neck Towbar
No Electrics
£120 including VAT

RENAULT SCENIC 2009-2016
Fixed Swan Neck Towbar
No Electrics 
£130 including VAT  

Prices above DO NOT INCLUDE  FITTING

Please contact

Mark Tel: 07825 872 107    
or
Mike Tel: 07860 452 421

This is a Waveney Towing and Leisure advertisement


Horse Trailer Ramp Repairs

These Pictures show how important it is to make sure your Horse Trailer Ramps are safe and in good working order!



LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES November 2021:

GB TO UK | THE RULES OF TOWING | KEEPING IN TOW
CHECKS ON TRAILER BRAKES | TOWBARS  FOR SALE
Horse Trailer Ramp Repairs


Contact: DanHIRE Trailers

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Newsletter Number Two – March 2021


ON THE CREST OF THE WAVE

The time has arrived for getting the Boats back into the water,
exciting after a very long lockdown, but only if safe.

Talking of safe we must all make sure the Trailer going to the waters edge is in a really good condition and safe.

We always send out the message of maintaining your Trailer, getting Regular Service and are check the tyres good?

Has the Handbrake been left on?

Were the wheels and hubs wet when we left the Trailer?

Has rust developed in these areas causing everything to become seized?

maintaining your Trailer
Brake Shoes before repair

Our Pictures show Before and After!

Trailer Brake Repairs
New Brake Shoes after repair

The wheel hubs completely rusted through, resulting in new suspension units, new axle, new brake shoes and cables fitted, new wheel bearings fitted.

maintaining your Trailer
Trailer Hitch Assembly before repair

Completely rusted seized hitch assembly resulting in new assembly being fitted.

Trailer Hitch Repairs
Trailer Hitch Assembly after repair

WHAT CAN MY CAR TOW?
( Weight )

With the easing of LOCKDOWN possibly in sight, and we all want to get away, make sure the Car matches the Caravan . . .

It is vital you can legally tow,  in failure to do so can lead to expensive fines ,points on your licence and can endanger you and other road users if there was an accident.

Don’t forget you are towing a heavy cargo.

Every car has a MAXIMUM MASS you can tow and this being set by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found on the vehicle VIN PLATE. Which is found under the Bonnet or on the door pillar.

1 GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT 3000kg
This is the GROSS vehicle weight – The total maximum weight of vehicle so do not load over this weight.

2 GROSS TRAIN WEIGHT 5000kg
This is the GROSS TRAIN WEIGHT – Total maximum weight of vehicle plus caravan load.

3 MAXIMUM FRONT AXLE LOAD 1500kg
This is the Maximum front axle load which may be supported by the vehicle front axle.

4 MAXIMUM REAR  AXLE LOAD 1600kg
This is the Maximum Rear axle load which may be supported by the rear axle of vehicle.

If you are unable to find VIN PLATE refer to Vehicle Handbook.

CALCULATE YOUR MAXIMUM TOWING WEIGHT

To calculate the maximum weight your car can tow, all you need to do is subtract the gross vehicle weight from the gross train weight.

Example 5000kg minus 3000kg equals 2000kg. This is the absolute maximum your car can tow.

Also Remember!

The MAXIMUM TOWING WIDTH is 2.55 metres

The MAXIMUM TOWING LENGTH is 7 metres

BE SAFE – TOW SAFE


Horse Trailer Floors and Ramps

WAVENEY TOWING and LEISURE the ON-LINE Newsletter reporting and bringing the attention to all Horse Trailer owners the real importance of keeping Floors and Ramps in top condition.

This is just one case of Ramp replacement recently carried out in the DanHIRE Trailer Workshops.

Pictures show Before and After ramp repair.

Trailer Ramp after repair
Trailer Ramp before repair
Trailer Ramp after repair
Trailer Ramp after repair

INSTALLING MOTOR MOVERS to CARAVANS

We have been busy in the Danhire Workshops fitting Motor Movers, and questions always seem to get asked, so just to recap:-

Never cut or extend the wiring loom, this leads to the Motors to turn at different speeds, and any spare cable should be run out in straight lines and fitted correctly.

Do not wind the cables into coils as this can make them very hot and in doing so damage the modules 🙂

eMove Caravan Motor Mover
Caravan fitted with eMove Caravan Motor Mover in the DanHIRE Workshops

This Months Newsletter Offer

Own a RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 2009 to 2017 Model?

Always thought of having a Towbar?

WE CAN SUPPLY NEW BRINK TOWBAR
complete with 7 PIN ELECTRICS

including VAT £300

Comes with 12 months Parts and Labour Warranty.


Advanced Formula Windscreen Wash
Advanced Formula Windscreen Wash

NOW IN STOCK  

Looking forward to those sunny days and moving about after lockdown?

Enjoy your Driving, make sure you can see and enjoy the countryside, invest in the new

Advanced Formula Windscreen Wash

Now in stock at DanHIRE Trailers for £5.99



Contact: DanHIRE Trailers

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Newsletter Number One – January 2021

A very big welcome to all our readers, this the first Newsletter compiled by the DanHIRE Trailers Team. 

Our newsletter under the banner of Waveney Towing and Leisure includes our interest of Caravans, Boat Trailers, Horse Trailers and all aspects of Safety of Towing. 

During the last few months we have all experienced a strange time of lockdowns and see the rising cases and problems of COVID 19. 

During Tier 3 we have met many people so eager for the day everything gets normal and get their Caravans moving once again. 

Yes we have seen a big increase of Towbar Fitting the DanHIRE Workshops have been busy.

But now at time of our Newsletter Launch we have been put on Tier 5, working to strict Government Guidelines we are open for emergency service.

During the forth coming months our Newsletter will include intro to New Products, New Trailer Reports, Tyre Reports, Discount Parts, New Trailer Discounts and the Bargain basement of Used Trailers

Also including the most important items of Trailer and Driving Safety, and of course a discount voucher every so often 🙂

Hope you enjoy our newsletter and please visit us every month.

LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES January 2021:

TRAILER SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE | WE WELCOME YOUR VISIT
NTTA | DID YOU KNOWTRAILER TOWING SAFETY
THIS MONTHS DISCOUNTS | UK STAYCATION ON THE WAY


TRAILER SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE

We have all said it from time to time the importance of looking after TRAILERS with no annual M O T needed it is so vital where trailers are used in working conditions to have them regular service.

This picture just shows how major on road problems could and can occur, the Trailer booked in for service , the owner thinking not too much wrong with it.

BUT what a find when the wheels were removed BROKEN BRAKE DRUM!!!!!!

A6 month check and a 12 Month major service really saves big bills…


WE WELCOME YOUR VISIT

DanHIRE TRAILERS SALES – REPAIRS – TOWBARS

You will find us in UNIT 19 on the Waveney Valley Business Park, Ditchingham, Bungay NR352JG

The Business Park is situated within the picturesque setting of the Waveney Valley on the SUFFOLK / NORFOLK Border.

When visiting us look for the Blue signs at the entrance which is off Ditchingham Dam.

The wide entrance leading to a lovely tarmac drive (please observe the 10 mph speed limit) will lead you to our unit facing you as you enter the park…

Please note: WE ARE WORKING TO STRICT GOVERNMENT TIER 5 GUIDELINES WITHIN OUR UNIT… AS STATED AND REMINDED ON OUR WEBSITE…


NTTA

We at DanHIRE Trailers support TOW SAFE 4 FREDDIE and as a QUALITY SECURED ACCREDITED TRAILER and TOWBAR CENTRE with NTTA (National Trailer and Towing Association Ltd)

We display the red triangle and supply the trailer service record for every service.

And as a Warranty Certificate is given after every Towbar Fitting a sticker displayed to remind customers of the 3000 towing miles check or 12 months inspection of the Towbar.


DID YOU KNOW

Each year there is a average of 4.800 Towing incidents in the UK with a lot occurring on A roads and Motorways.

As a Driver towing a Trailer / Caravan you have a responsibility for safe operation and movement of the Tow vehicle and trailer.

Make sure your Driving Licence entitles you to tow both combination of vehicle and Trailer.

Check the payload that the actual gross weight being towed and within the vehicle handbook maximum towing limit Braked and Unbraked.

Check The Breakaway Cable is in good condition and connected to a suitable point within the towbar and correctly attached to tow vehicle.

Check Tyre Pressures are correct Wheels tightened to correct torque.

No Bulges. No cuts. No sidewall cracks. Proper tread with minimum of 1.6 mm across the centre three quarters of width.

Check Load is correctly sited to trailer floor prevent unstable loading and correctly strapped to trailer.

Avoid too much or too little nose weight.

Check Lights are all in good order and correctly working.

Check all wiring plugs and sockets are working.

Check You have the correct Number Plate to match the Tow Vehicle.

DON’T GET CAUGHT!

When Towing the NATIONAL SPEED LIMIT is:

MAXIMUM SPEED ON SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY 50mph

MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT ON DUAL CARRIAGEWAY AND MOTORWAY 60mph,

and MOTORWAY only keeping to LANES ONE and TWO.

DRIVE SAFE KEEP SAFE


Towing Breakaway Cable

TRAILER TOWING SAFETY

A very important safety device that must be fitted to all Trailers is a Breakaway Cable. 

If a problem occurs and the Trailer becomes detached from Tow Vehicle, the breakaway cable pulls on the trailer braking linkage before snapping and allows the Tow Vehicle to get free of the Trailer and out of danger.


This months DISCOUNTS

TRAILER REAR LIGHTS

Discount offer of PAIR OF SQUARE 100mm 4 function REAR LIGHTS

STOP TAIL INDICATOR NUMBER PLATE (bulbs included)

OUR PRICE £ 3.50 inc vat EACH or PAIR as pictured £7.00 inc vat
(Retail price £4.99 inc vat each)

We use standard postage charge of £3.95 within 3 to 4 days delivery.

REFLECTIVE TRIANGLES

2 x TRAILER REFLECTIVE TRIANGLES (with fitting screws)

OUR PRICE £5.20 inc vat
(Retail price £6.99p inc vat)

FREE Delivery Est within 3 to 4 days.


UK STAYCATION ON THE WAY

With everyone locked down and helping to reduce the busy times in the NHS and looking forward to getting out and about again.

We saw a quote from a spokesman at the Caravan and Motorhome Club who said

“The Lifting of restrictions would be like a cork popping from a Bottle”

(but don’t forget no drink and driving) ha ha

Waveney Towing and Leisure ONLINE NEWSLETTER in partnership with DanHIRE Trailers and Towbars suggest a call to Mark 07825 872 107 or email [email protected] for any TOWBAR QUOTE.

Don’t get left behind with no Towbar when the rush begins … let’s hope as the sun shines through we will enjoy the near normal times we once enjoyed.


LINKS TO THIS MONTHS ARTICLES January 2021:

TRAILER SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE | WE WELCOME YOUR VISIT
NTTA | DID YOU KNOWTRAILER TOWING SAFETY
THIS MONTHS DISCOUNTS | UK STAYCATION ON THE WAY

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