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Useful information for trailer users

Here you will find necessary and helpful information for the trailer user. What are the driver’s licenses required to drive a trailer and how big can the weight of the trailer be? What does the Traffic Act say? How to correctly place and secure the load on your trailer so that it is safe to drive? How to maintain and maintain your trailer so that it lasts for years? What are the warranty terms for Tiki trailers? Get the necessary information and drive safely!

Using a trailer

In order for your trailer to have a long service life and safe use, be sure to familiarize yourself with the entire contents of the Tiki trailer user manual before using the trailer for the first time.

Pay special attention to the parts of the text marked with an exclamation mark, because they are important above all for your safety. Keep the manual as a reminder throughout the life of the trailer. If you have any questions that are not answered in this guide, be sure to contact our sales office or your trailer dealer.

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Loading the trailer

Before loading the cargo on the trailer, be sure to find out the weight of the load to avoid overloading.

High-density materials such as bricks, sand, etc. are extremely heavy, even with a small volume, and it
is easy to overload the trailer with them. An overloaded trailer can become uncontrollable.

Please note! If the trailer is fitted with accessories (e.g. plastic cover, extra side panels, spare wheel, etc.), their weight must also be added to the weight of the load.

The weight of the load must not exceed the load capacity of the trailer!

Here’s how to find the load capacity of a trailer:
Load capacity = Laden mass – Unladen mass

Also, before you start driving with a load, make sure that you do not exceed the maximum actual mass of
the towable trailer permitted by the manufacturer of the towing vehicle. This is indicated in the registration certificate of the vehicle.

Loading and positioning the cargo

Only load the load on the trailer that is connected to the coupling. The parking brake of the towing vehicle must be applied!

Position the center of gravity of the load above or as close to the trailer axle as possible. In the case of a trailer with several axles, place the center of gravity of the load between the front and rear axle, in the center.

The load loaded on the trailer must be secured to prevent it from moving during transport.

When transporting objects, fix them to the lashing eyes of the trailer with load straps. Use load
straps of the appropriate strength for the weight of the load. The strength of the load strap is indicated
on the data plate of the strap. Only use straps with a legible data and without damage or knots.

For loose bulk materials (sand, gravel, etc.) that cannot be secured with straps, it is recommended
to cover them with a load cover and select a lower travel speed to prevent dangerous situations.

Before driving

Before you travel first time with the trailer tighten the wheel bolts to 95 Nm. Tighten again after the first journey.

Before driving, always check the following:

  • the coupling head must be properly locked on the ball mount and the safety cable or emergency brake cable (trailer with brakes) must be connected;
  • all the lights on the trailer are working properly;
  • the tyre pressures of the trailer are uniform and range from 80 to 100% of the maximum pressure marked on the tyre;
  • the residual tread depth of the tyre is correct;
  • the load is securely fastened;
  • hatches, extra side panels and other accessories are attached;
  • the support wheel is raised to the upper position and locked in the travel direction;
  • the handbrake is released (trailers with brakes).

Trailer registration and driving rights

A trailer is a means of transport and must be registered with the Transport Administration just like a car. The EC certificate of conformity of the trailer and the purchase document are required for registration. If you wish, we will perform the registration operations for you. For this, we need your authorization in the e-service of the Transport Administration .
When registering a trailer, a state fee of €93 is added to the price of the trailer.

Important definitions

Laden Mass (Gross weight) – the actual mass of a vehicle at a given moment together with its driver, passengers and cargo. Stated in the registration certificate.
Unladen mass – mass of an unloaded trailer. Stated in the registration certificate.
Road train – combination of vehicles consisting of one or more hauling vehicles (traction unit) and one or more trailers or towed machinery;
Road train laden mass – the sum of the gross weights of vehicle(s) and trailer(s).
Light trailer – a trailer with its maximum mass not above 750kg;
Trailer – laden mass 751 – 3500kg

Trailer categories

Trailers are divided into the following categories based on gross weight:

  • O1: gross weight does not exceed 750 kg (light trailer, brakes are not mandatory)
  • O2: gross weight 750kg – 3500kg (brakes are mandatory, mostly inertia brakes)
  • O3: gross weight 3500kg -10 000kg (continuous brakes)
  • O4: gross weight more than 10 000kg

What is the gross weight of the trailer allowed in the road train?

Traffic Act describes it as follows:
§ 34. paragraph 11 – The laden mass of a trailer of a road train or a machine train must not exceed the maximum mass of the trailer determined upon registration of the traction unit. § 2 p. 84 – Laden Mass is the actual mass of a vehicle at a given moment together with its driver, passengers and cargo.

What kind of driver’s licenses are required?

Before driving with a trailer, make sure the you, as the driver, have the driving license category required to drive a specific combination of vehicles!

You have a category B category driving license?

With a category B driving license, it is allowed to drive a light trailer (up to 750 kg). When using a light trailer, there is no need to monitor kilograms in the matter of the right to drive.
Example: you have a van with a gross weight of 3500 kg and a light trailer of 750 kg. Although the gross weights are a total of 4250 kg, you can drive this road train with a category B driver’s license.

You want to tow a trailer with a gross weight of 751 kg and more?

Now it is necessary to start calculating the kilograms of the car and the trailer. With category B, you can drive with a road train of up to 3500 kg.
Example: you have a vehicle with a gross weight of 1897 kg. This means that you can tow a trailer up to 1603 kg. This is, of course, if it is allowed for the vehicle.

B96 – note on the driving license

If you want to tow a larger trailer (gross weight over 3500kg, but under 4250kg), but you don’t want to learn the BE category yet, there is also an intermediate option. B96, i.e. category B driver’s license with note 96. With this type of license, you can drive a road train with a trailer, which is not a light trailer, and the total weight of the vehicle and the trailer is up to 4250 kg. In order to obtain the B96 category, a driving test must be taken at the Transport Administration.

BE category driving license

However, if you need to tow an even bigger trailer, you must already have BE category driving license to drive. To do this, you have to learn the BE category at a driving school and pass both the theory and driving tests at the Transport Administration.

With a BE category driving license, you can drive a B category car (gross weight up to 3500 kg) and a trailer with gross weight up to 3500 kg, if the car is allowed to carry such a trailer.

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Trailers with brakes (category O2, i.e. trailer with a gross weight of 701-3500 kg) are required to use winter tyres of the same type as the driving car during the winter period (December 1 – March 1). If the car tyres have studs, the trailer with brakes must also have studs. There is no obligation to use winter tyres on a light trailer (category O1).

Please note! As of 2022 December 1, trailers with brakes (O2) may only use winter tyres without studs that have the three-peak mountain and snowflake symbol.
You can read more about the change on the website of the Transport Administration.

The maximum allowed tyre pressure can be found on the tyres. The dimensions and load index of the trailer’s tyres and rims must correspond to the parameters provided by the trailer manufacturer, which can be found on the registration certificate. The depth of the tyre pattern on summer tyres must be min. 1.6 mm, on winter tyres min. 3.0 mm.