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What is al Co ATC?

What is al Co ATC?

AL-KO ATC IS AN ELECTRONIC, EMERGENCY CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CARAVANS AND TRAILERS. IT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNISES CRITICAL SWINGING MOTIONS AND APPLIES THE CARAVAN BRAKES ACCORDINGLY TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE CARAVAN AND CAR.

What is ATC on a caravan?

ATC stands for Automatic Trailer Control. It’s an electronic anti-snaking system for touring caravans. In this “Frequently asked questions video” we look at how the electronic AL-KO ATC trailer control system helps to prevent caravan snaking and bring your tourer under control when towing.

What is an Alko Stabiliser?

What are Alko Stabilisers? Alko Stabilisers are typically found on caravans, as they help ensure there is enough distance between the caravan and your cars bumper. The Alko Stabiliser can be classified by its larger coupling head and red handle.

How much does Alko ATC weigh?

Technical data

ATC installation in Hobby caravan
ATC installation in AL-KO chassis
Single-axle caravan
Total weight min. – max. kg 750 – 1,000
Unladen weight min. kg 500

How do I stop my caravan from snaking?

Still hold the wheel firmly but relax as much as possible so you’re not locking the steering into a fixed position. Reduce your speed. Lift your feet off the pedals, and avoid braking as this will slow the tow car down too quickly for the caravan. Lose road speed by working your way down the gears.

Can you fit ATC to a caravan?

AL-KO ATC Trailer Control can be fitted to all new caravans and retrofitted to most older caravans that have been built on the AL-KO chassis. ATC is fitted to the rear of the axle with a push rod that connects to the brake rod.

What is ATC braking?

Automatic Traction Control (ATC) The ATC operates by applying the service brake to a spinning wheel so torque can be transferred through the differential to the wheel that has traction.

What causes snaking when towing?

Caravan snaking happens when a tow car and caravan become out of sync with each other and veer side to side. This usually happens as a result of a sudden swerve, crosswinds or high speeds, though can also happen when a tyre blows or if the caravan is loaded incorrectly.

Can Alko ATC be retro fitted?

AL-KO ATC Trailer Control can be fitted to all new caravans and retrofitted to most older caravans that have been built on the AL-KO chassis.

How much does Alko ESC cost?

The average cost of fitting AL-KO ESC on to your existing caravan is approximately $1,200 – $1,500 plus GST, plus any costs associated with the wiring required for your tow vehicle.

What causes caravan to snake?

How does the Al-Ko ATC trailer control system work?

AL-KO ATC TRAILER CONTROL SYSTEM AL-KO ATC IS AN ELECTRONIC, EMERGENCY CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CARAVANS AND TRAILERS. IT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNISES CRITICAL SWINGING MOTIONS AND APPLIES THE CARAVAN BRAKES ACCORDINGLY TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE CARAVAN AND CAR.

What do I need to know before using an Alko stabiliser?

Before using an Alko Stabiliser, you must ensure the towball is completely free of any dirt, grease and oil. It should be easy to clean with any methylated spirit or something equivalent with a wipe – however it is important to keep in mind that this must be done every time you change the vehicle you’re towing.

Can a caravan be fitted with an Al-Ko ATC?

AL-KO ATC is designed to fit only on AL-KO Chassis and is not suitable for non AL-KO Chassis. AL-KO ATC only functions on caravans with a rigid towbar. The electrical connection between the towing vehicle and caravan must be in good working order.

How long does it take to retrofit an Al-Ko trailer?

Around two to four hours as retrofit. Does the ATC fit every caravan? The ATC fits all caravans with AL-KO chassis from 1998 (older with adapter) and all Hobby caravans with Knott axle from 1997. Can the ATC also be fitted to other trailers (e.g. sales trailers)?

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