American caravan and trailer safety standards

Requirements for brakes and couplings on American caravans and trailers when driving in the UK.


American caravan/trailer brakes and coupling up to 3500kg maximum laden weight

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This information sheet gives advice on how to make sure that American (US) caravans and trailers with a gross laden weight up to 3.5 tonnes comply with UK regulations on brakes and couplings.

Published 1 September 2011