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20 May Quiz Answers

Question 23

  1. The caravan lamps (Position / Stop / Turn-Signal / End Outline / Side Marker): (c) Should be checked for correct operation before setting off on a trip

Question 24

  1. When towing a caravan, added or extended mirrors:          (b) Must be used so as to obtain a clear field-of-view along each side of the vehicle

Question 25

  1. When towing a caravan, the time and distance needed to accelerate from 60 – 80km/h (compared to just driving the tow-vehicle on its own) are:  (b) Appreciably much longer

Question 26

  1. When towing a caravan/trailer, the time and distance needed to slow down from 80 60km/h (compared to just driving the tow-vehicle on its own) are:  (c) Appreciably much longer

Question 27

  1. 27:  When towing a caravan/trailer around a curve, you should: (b) Slow down, because of the additional centrifugal force, and the risk of swaying

Question 28

Doubling your speed - say from 40 - 80 km/h - will:                      (b) Increase the kinetic-energy – and braking distance - by a factor of 4 (four)

Question 29

If you see a B-Double approaching (from the front or rear), you should:
(c) Slow down a little, and firmly hold the steering wheel in case a “sway” starts

Question 30

If the caravan/trailer starts to “sway” or “snake”, you should:
(c) 
Don’t panic and don’t make any sudden/severe manoeuvres, but gently slow down, ensuring that you keep steering in the direction that you need to.

 

 

PREVIOUS WEEK'S ANSWERS

13 May Quiz Answers

Question 20

  1. If the caravan tyre pressures are too HIGH:       (a) The vehicle will skip and bounce, and the centre of the tread will wear out

Question 21

  1. The caravan allowable/legal Pay-load (Load-carrying capacity) is:

  2.                                                                            (b) ATM Rating – (minus) Tare Mass

Question 22

  1. The left-side and right-side brakes should be:   (a) Regularly checked for wear, and adjusted evenly

Question 23

  1. The caravan lamps (Position / Stop / Turn-Signal / End Outline / Side Marker):

  2.                                                                            (c) Should be checked for correct operation before setting off on a trip

 

6 May Quiz Answers

Question 16

  1.  If the Ball-loading is too LIGHT:                              (b) The caravan/trailer will most likely develop a most dangerous sway (snaking) situation

Question17  

  1. If the Ball-loading is too HEAVY:                             (c) Handling, steering and safety will be dangerously impaired, and the tow-bar may fail

Question18  

  1. Heavy items should be stored in the caravan:        (c) As close as possible to the axle(s)

Question19  

  1. If the caravan tyre pressures are too LOW:           (b) The vehicle will sway and wallow, and the outer edges of the tread will wear out.

 

 

29 April Quiz Answers

Question 12:  

  1. Break-away brakes are required:                          (b) If the GTM Rating is above 2,000 kg

Question 13  

  1. ABS (on tow-vehicle) stands for:                           (c) Anti-lock Braking System

Question 14

  1.  If ABS is fitted to the tow-vehicle, will it also automatically work on the caravan:                                     

                                                                                             (a) No

Question 15  

  1. The Ball-loading at any time:                                (c) Should be around 10% of the caravan/trailer mass (if not otherwise advised by the manufacturer, in writing) centre of the tread will wear out

 

 

22 April Quiz Answers

Question 8  

        What does AS stand for:                                                    (a) Australian Standard

Question 9  

        Does the Tyre & Rim Association Manual give:                (c) The correct tyre / rim combinations, and the recommended inflation pressures for all tyre sizes, to suit the load carried by the tyre

Question 10  

        Are Ball-couplings suitable for off-road operation:           (b) No

Question11  

       Brakes are required on caravans:                                     (c) If the GTM Rating is above 750 kg

 

 

15 April Quiz Answers

Question 5

What do each of the elements of a tyre designation LT-P 225/85 R 16 90 Q mean:

          LT: (b) Light Truck         

          P: (c) Passenger (car)

          225: (c) Section Width (mm)

          85: (b) Profile Ratio (%)

          R: (a) Radial Construction

         16: (b) Rim Diameter 

         90: (b) Load Rating

         Q: (a) Speed Rating

Question 6 

       What is the standard size for a ball-coupling:   (a) 50 mm

Question 7  

       What does ADR stand for:    (c) Australian Design Rule

 

 

8 April Quiz Answers

Question 3

  1. Are “Tare Mass” & “Ball-loading “actual masses” or “Ratings”: (c) Actual Masses

‚ÄčQuestion 4

  1. The definition of “Tare Mass” for a Caravan & Camper/Tent-Trailer is:

  2. (a) The actual mass of the empty caravan with all OEM equipment and options fitted - as specified on the Sales Contract - as it leaves the Supplier, with empty water tanks and empty LPG cylinders, and without any luggage or personal effects. This is measured with the jockey-wheel and tyres on the weigh-bridge.

 

PREVIOUS ANSWERS

1 April Quiz Answers

Question 1

What do the following abbreviations mean:

ATM:                         (c) Aggregate Trailer Mass

GTM:                        (b) Gross Trailer Mass

(Tow vehicle)GVM:   (a) Gross Vehicle Mass (Tow vehicle) 

(Tow vehicle)GCM:   (c) Gross Combination Mass

 

Question 2

Are the above items “Actual Masses” or “Ratings”:              (c) Ratings