A Jockey wheel is a useful accessory for a brand new trailer or an existing trailer. A jockey wheel is a retractable adjustable-height wheel that can be used in front of the trailers near the coupling. Jockey wheel is an additional help to level a single axle trailer, which has only two movable wheels, and close-coupled axles trailer with wheel at the center. Jockey wheels are either welded or bolted on the drawbar of a trailer near the towing hitch of the trailer and it has a screw jack to lift the trailer and lower it over the tow ball once the trailer is secure to the vehicle. They can be retracted for Stowage and it also helps in towing the trailer manually in any direction even when it is not attached to a motor vehicle.
Make sure you know your exact requirement once you are out to purchase a Jockey wheel. There a few different types of Jockey wheels out there like 6″ Swing ups which is for light duty trailer like 6×4 and 8″ swing up are for heavy duty trailers like 8×5. Some jockey wheels have two wheels, which are used in camper trailers as they are more heavy duty and they increase maneuverability. Jockey Wheels also come with the option of swing up or clamp. Swing up Jockey wheel features a swing up bracket & a strong plastic handle for durability. A good quality jockey wheel is zinc pated for rust prevention.
While deciding where to buy a good quality trailer jockey wheel, there are many retail stores in UK that sell good quality trailer parts or there are also plenty of stores online. These online stores sell a variety of trailer parts and ship UK wide. They give you a price including shipping but make sure the retailer has a good return and refund policy for faulty parts. KARTT is a leading supplier of trailers parts selling jockey wheels in its online store. They ship to to whole UK.