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nice forum new to this so bear with me. Was interested in knowing if any of you have any experience with off road trailers, i.e. the variety used in Australia and SA alot, these are the sort that house water, storage, tents etc. they are pretty comprehensive and therefore extend the use of a regular 4x4. Check out the following, http://www.desert-wolf.com/ and http://www.brakhah.co.za/camper/camper_main.htm, . I´m thinking what your thoughts are on hiring these for trips into Morrocco and beyond.
Also, anyone here with experience with Renault TRM 2000 / 4000 range of trucks?
The old powered trailer that was designed for the FCs could even help, except that you can't see it when reversing; and the best way out of a sticky spot is often the way you came.
The Renault TRM2000/4000 are very good trucks, even if the 2000 is a little short. They can genuinely cruise at 100km/h without deafening the occupants!
Their chassis is very flexy, if you fit a box, make sure it's with a 3point or Unimog style mounting, otherwise the box will rip apart very quickly.
If your french is any good have a look at www.camion4x4.com ; some interesting links, ads and stories. Somewhere on the site there's a link to the travelogue of some people in a well equipped TRM2000 called LEON, which will be up for sale soon. I'm looking at upsizing too, since the latest arrival in the family.
Location: Leicestershire,UK, or in my Iveco Daily 4x4
The powered trailer for a 101 had a big problem in that it used to push the towing vehicle over on its side in some situations, thats why it never actually went into production as it defiantly was not squaddie proof
I travelled to Morocco in 2003 with a group that included a German Nissan pickup towing a robust camping trailer with seperate chassis and 265-75 tyres as per the towing car. They had continuous problems in soft sand especially dunettes where they needed towing out, and were forced to travel at a very slow pace. After a while a tow bar bolt sheared forcing a repair on the piste in 39 deg heat. Then the fibreglass roof parted company with the body causing endless fiddling to effect a temprary repair. They were so hacked off with it, having just bought the trailer, they decided to return to Germany and sell it. Our group split up and they conmfined themselves to the tarmac, where they were also forced to travel at a slow pace.
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As has been mentioned before here, the ex military trailers specifically designed for Land Rovers are a good investment. I've got one for my 90, and although they are quite heavy, they are totally designed for off road use, have a separate chassis, and share LR wheels.
Ref military trailers - some of the UK ones were used as mobile workshops and come with a raised hard top superstructure that is ideal for conversion into an expedition trailer. They make great base camp set-ups. Have a look at the following link: http://www.witham-sv.com/infopage.php?ID=36&Overide=0
Its called a "tool trailer" and both sides of the hardtop lift up and stay up on telescopic arms so you can work away without having to hold up the "lid."
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