1. Intended use: Determine the main use of your trailer. Is it to transport heavy equipment, vehicles, garden waste, or for leisure purposes? Each use requires a specific type of trailer.

  2. Load Capacity: Check the maximum load capacity (total weight) the trailer can support. Make sure it’s suitable for the load you’re planning to carry.

  3. Dimensions: Trailer dimensions are crucial. Make sure the size of the trailer matches the dimensions of the objects you plan to transport.

  4. Construction materials: trailers are generally made of steel or aluminum. Steel is stronger but heavier, while aluminum is lighter but less resistant.

  5. Trailer type: There are different types of trailer, such as open, closed, tipping, flatbed, etc. Choose the type that best suits your needs. Choose the type that best suits your needs.

  6. Braking system: Some trailers are equipped with brakes. Consider whether you need a trailer with a braking system, especially if you’re hauling heavy loads.

  7. Compatibility with your vehicle: Make sure the trailer is compatible with your vehicle in terms of towing capacity and coupling system.

  8. Accessories and Options: Think about the accessories you might need, such as loading ramps, a hood, a tarpaulin, etc.

  9. Budget: Determine your budget. Keep in mind that prices vary according to trailer size, material and features.

  10. Regulations: Find out about local regulations concerning the use of trailers. This includes registration, lighting and other safety standards. All our trailers are approved to the latest European standards.

The serial number of your trailer is an important element for identification and after-sales service. It can be found in several places and always begins with VJW :

  1. On the trailer registration document :

    • If your trailer is registered and has a vehicle registration document, the serial number is indicated on it. This number is unique to your trailer and is required for all administrative and service procedures.
  2. On the Manufacturer’s Plate :

    • The serial number can also be found on the trailer’s manufacturer’s plate. This plate is usually attached to the front of the trailer. It contains essential information about the trailer, including the serial number.
  3. Next to the Manufacturer’s Plate :

    • In addition to the manufacturer’s plate, the serial number can also be located close to this plate, engraved on the trailer chassis. This allows double checking in the event of wear or damage to the manufacturer’s plate.

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  1. Braking system :

    • Braked trailer: Equipped with a braking system (often inertia braking) that automatically engages when the towing vehicle slows down or stops. This system helps control the trailer, especially when it is loaded or going downhill.
    • Unbraked trailer: As the name suggests, this type of trailer has no built-in braking system. It relies entirely on the brakes of the towing vehicle to stop.
  2. Load capacity and weight :

    • Braked trailers: Thanks to the presence of brakes, these trailers can generally carry heavier loads. They are suitable for transporting significant weights.
    • Unbraked trailer: These trailers are designed for lighter loads. There is a legal limit on the weight an unbraked trailer can carry: 750 kg in Europe.
  3. Safety and Control :

    • Braked trailer: Offers greater safety and control, especially when transporting heavy loads. Brakes help reduce stopping distance and improve stability.
    • Unbraked trailer: Less stable with heavy loads and can increase the stopping distance of the towing vehicle, especially at high speeds or in difficult driving conditions.
  4. Cost and maintenance :

    • Braked trailer: Generally more expensive due to the added complexity of the braking system. It also requires periodic brake maintenance.
    • Unbraked trailer: More affordable and requires less maintenance due to its simplicity.
  5. Recommended use :

    • Braked trailer: Ideal for heavy loads, long journeys or difficult road conditions.
    • Unbraked trailer: Suitable for light loads and short or less demanding journeys.

For each of our trailers, we have accessories to complete it. Select the trailer of your dreams and we’ll suggest a list of accessories available for it. You can also go directly to the “ACCESSORIES” tab to view all our accessories, by range.

  1. Permis B (standard driving license) :

    • If the sum of the GVWRs (vehicle + trailer) does not exceed 3,500 kg, a B license is sufficient.
    • This is often the case for small trailers used for leisure or light goods transport.
  2. B license with additional training (B96) :

    • If the sum of GVWRs exceeds 3,500 kg but does not exceed 4,250 kg, additional training (B96) is required in addition to the B license..
    • This 7-hour training course does not give rise to an examination, but to a training certificate.
  3. BE licence :

    • To tow a trailer with a GVWR exceeding 750 kg, and if the sum of the GVWRs of the combination (vehicle + trailer) exceeds 4,250 kg, you need a BE license.
    • Unlike the B96, to obtain a BE license, you need to pass a test after training.
  1. Contact your dealer:

    • The first step is to contact the dealer from whom you purchased the trailer. They are your initial point of contact for any service or repair request.
  2. Provide the necessary details :

    • When contacting the dealer, be sure to provide all the necessary details of the damage, including, if possible, photos of the damaged trailer and the trailer’s serial number, which begins with VJW. This will help the dealer to assess the situation and take the necessary action.
  3. The Reseller Will Contact Us :

    • Once your situation has been reviewed, the dealer will contact us directly to discuss the next steps, whether for repairs, spare parts, or other services related to your Erdé trailer.
  4. Follow-up:

    • Your dealer will keep you informed of progress and arrangements made on your behalf. They will coordinate with us to ensure that your trailer is repaired in accordance with our quality standards.
  5. Services and Repairs :

    • Depending on the nature of the damage, the dealer will advise you on the best repair or replacement options, in accordance with our recommendations and policies.

Yes, we provide instruction manuals for all our trailers. For easy access to these documents, we have two convenient options on our website:

  1. Concerned Trailer page :

    • Each trailer model on our site has its own dedicated page. On this page, you’ll find a downloadable section containing the specific operating instructions for that trailer model. This gives you direct access to the information relevant to your particular model.
  2. Documentation” tab :

    • At the bottom of every page on our website, you’ll find a tab entitled “Documentation”. Clicking on this tab will take you to a page where all our product manuals are listed. You can easily search and download the instruction manual for the trailer you own.