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Wheel Nut Tensioning

When you pick up your brand-new camper, it’s expected that you will tighten the wheel nuts at 50 kilometres, 100 kilometres, 500 kilometres, and 1,000 kilometres. When you’re out travelling, you should be checking them daily. In this article we will run you through the process of correctly tightening you wheel nuts so you can have a safe and smooth trip.

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Correctly Using Your Safety Chains

There are some mandatory requirements with safety chains. Apart from them having to be a rated chain that’s approved, you also are expected to cross your chains when you connect them up if the trailer is fitted with dual chains. By that, it means the chain from one side goes to the opposite side on the tow bar. In this article we will show you how to correctly use and set up your safety chains.

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Gear

Portable Toilet Care

First of all, you need a couple of chemicals. The first is Aqua Rinse. This is a great product from Thetford, and the second is Aqua Kem Blue. Now the rinse product is for the flush tank, and on the MDC portable toilet the flush tank filler is just at the top. The unit is two separate pieces, and they’ll separate. So, what you need to do is add your rinse, in the correct volume for the water stored, into the flush tank, and you’re done. Now the Aqua Kem blue is for the storage tank, so you add that to the storage tank. It helps keep it fresh, reduce smells, simply it’s great.

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Gear

Using Dry Lube on Couplings

Have you given thought to lubrication of your trailer couplings? Not the actual physical mechanism that you use a grease gun for, the actual contact points between the pins and the main couplings. MDC predominantly use two types of hitches, one is a DO35 coupling, and the other is a poly block.

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