Retrofitting car trailers with lashing points must be done with the help of professionals and in accordance with legal requirements. However, it is not sufficient if lashing eyes or lashing troughs are only bolted to the trailer wall or loading area.
Lashing troughs and lashing boxes are usually screwed into the floor of the respective vehicle. Loading areas and vehicle floors normally already have size-10 threaded holes for this purpose. If this is not the case, the corresponding car trailer accessory must be fixed with the aid of a counter plate. This in turn must rest on the load-bearing components of the vehicle construction. This is the only way to ensure the highest possible tensile strength. To mount the counter plate, holes must be drilled in the vehicle floor. Therefore, experts recommend having the retrofit carried out by a specialist workshop.
To carefully secure a load for transport on a car trailer, the trade offers numerous accessories. One of the most important measures for securing the cargo on the trailer is lashing down the goods to be transported. This requires car trailer accessories such as lashing straps and lashing points. Since many small car trailers do not have lashing points, it is absolutely necessary to retrofit them. Installation is simple and ensures that with more lashing straps it is possible to secure the load on the trailer in accordance with regulations.
Lashing straps are one of the car trailer accessories that every driver should have in sufficient quantity. It is also important for lashing straps to be regularly checked for damage and replaced immediately if necessary.
Another aid for securing cargo on the trailer is the so-called trailer net. It is especially suitable for loose, uneven or bulky goods such as branches and leaves, shovels or similar. The net is fixed over the objects and then attached to the lashing points. Smaller parts of the goods to be transported can thus no longer fall off the car trailer.
Car trailer accessories also include aids for securing heavy transport goods, such as the anti-slip mat, which, in combination with lashing straps, guarantees greater road safety.