A number of different trailer tent parts are available and they are often important safety features that shouldn’t be looked over.
Trailer Tent Wheels
Trailer tents should have wheels at least 10 inches in diameter but some older models where only fitted with 8 inch wheels. Complicating this further, the tyre rating should be a minimum of four ply to be legally towed but in the past only two ply rating tyres where used. It is important that these two issues are addressed, especially in cases of prolonged road use, as they lower rating tyres are not designed for motorway or other high speed driving, but a limit of 40 mph. If you find yourself with either of these problems, you should change the tyres / wheels immediately. Try to make sure that you always carry a spare, either underneath the trailer tent or in the back of the car. Remember that trailer tent tyres are not generally compatible with your cars tyres and the vehicle rescue services will rarely carry such wheels.Read more »