Tyre quality as well as the condition in which they are kept, most notably through the maintenance of the correct air pressure, is a key element of trailer safety.
Bailey has fitted the premium quality Maxxis Trailermax tyre on all of its models since November 2001. This is a dedicated trailer tyre that has been designed specifically for the caravan market.
Since its introduction nine years ago it has delivered an excellent record of performance and has not suffered from the technical issues that the lower quality tyres fitted by some manufacturers have experienced during the same period.
Bailey also took the decision several years ago to add the 10% extra load factor over the MPTLM into its tyre calculations, however it felt that it was unwise to publish this fact to the public as it may encourage them to overload their caravans.
Through the joint sponsorship of the studies into towing stability by The University of Bath, Bailey continues to lead the industry in terms of caravan road safety. By making comparatively light, inherently more stable caravans and equipping them with latest trailer technology, including such as the AL-KO Trailer Control System*, the company continues to strive to provide its customers with the safest possible products.
For more information into the research into towing stability by The University of Bath please visit www.towingstabilitystudies.co.uk
* The AL-KO ATC Trailer Control System is fitted as standard on Pegasus, Olympus and Pageant Series 7 and is a cost option on the Ranger and Ranger GT60 model ranges.