Selecting the right Jockey Wheel for your trailer
If you're kitting out your towing set up in preparation for a camping trip with the family, hauling tools to the worksite, or just doing the occasional tip run, choosing the right jockey wheel for your application is essential. With a few different variations on offer and all catering to different applications and towing setups, it can be challenging deciding which jockey wheel to choose to make attaching, detaching and manoeuvring your trailer easier.
Are you a tradie or someone who tows regularly for work? Swivel Jockey Wheels are the perfect solution for you. Swivel Jockey Wheels have a spring-loaded folding clamp which allows the jockey wheel to remain mounted to the trailer, even when towing and not in use. It maximises trailer and car storage space by keeping greasy, oily jockey wheels mounted to the trailer. Are you towing or storing your car on softer surfaces or gravel? Pneumatic jockey wheels do away with traditional solid wheels and feature an air-filled tyre with more flexibility and surface area. These are perfect for soft surfaces such as grass to prevent the trailer sinking and rough surface such as gravel since this wheel won't get caught up on small rocks.
Do you only tow once every few months for the odd task around the home? A standard jockey wheel, although lacking the convenient features of the high-end models, is still an essential piece of the puzzle for your trailer and will do just fine for the odd tip run, picking up a new sofa or large white goods and most importantly storing the trailer when not in use.