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Old April 3rd, 2005, 09:21 PM
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Check this one out nice and cheap!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...539707735&rd=1
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Old April 9th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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If you want the ultimate off-road trailer, this is the thing- www.tracktrailer.com/Tvan.html

Australian military uses same chassis/suspension design which incidently uses Land Rover components.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 03:12 PM
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If you want the ultimate off-road trailer, this is the thing- www.tracktrailer.com/Tvan.html

Australian military uses same chassis/suspension design which incidently uses Land Rover components.
Now that is a trailer
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Old April 11th, 2005, 10:30 PM
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If you want the ultimate off-road trailer, this is the thing- www.tracktrailer.com/Tvan.html

Australian military uses same chassis/suspension design which incidently uses Land Rover components.
Wow, Jimmy you need to get this one for the Girls

http://www.tracktrailer.com/AllTerrain.html

Maybe they'll camp then!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:48 PM
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Military trailers overview

First let me say that I'm one of the owners of Adventure Trailers so what I say may have to be taken with a grain of salt.

I love military trailers, if you've seen our Chaser trailer you'll see those clean military lines. The 416's and 101's a strong trailers and will provide a lifetime of service to you.

A few draw backs, most have no lids on them so they are open to the elements. Some have a mechanical override brake system that can drag on long down hill sections and either has to be locked out when reversing or has a cam inside the drum that releases the brake when reversing. The downside of which is if you are backing down a steep incline the trailer is dragging you down the hill.

The main problem I see is the suspension. The leaf spring are very rigid and provide a bumpy ride off road. Even putting on 33's and airing them down doesn't really do the trick. It makes sense if you think that military trailers were designed to increase the cargo capacity of the towing vehicle and were therefore made to carry full loads. Comfort and a smooth ride were just not in the design characteristic of the military trailer.

One of our customers has set the bench mark for trailer suspension. " I drink beer out of a bottle. If I arrive at my campsite and check the beer in the trailer and my bottles are broke the suspension is bad. If I arrive and the bottles are intact and full of beer the suspension is good". Check out his web site at http://web.mac.com/rgrussell/iWeb/Geezer/Welcome.html

Cheers, lets drink a cold one together some time!
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Old April 24th, 2006, 04:59 PM
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Definitely not cheap, but I've recently upgraded from a Sankey to a CampaATT, and love it.

http://www.campausa.com is the manufactuer.

Some pictures of mine are on the Rover Accessories website at http://www.roveraccessories.com/trailer1.htm

Howling Moon 8' x 8' -foot-square trailer-top tent, 8' x 6' ground-level extension, kitchen and sink, 44 gallons of water storage, hot water heater, overrun brakes, tires and spare match my D-90, Engel frig, Engel cooler.... But yeah, pricey.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 05:10 PM
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That is one cool trailer
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Old April 24th, 2006, 06:38 PM
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What about taking an old RR chasis and cutting it down and putting a D-90 or series tub on. All LR baby.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 01:57 PM
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What about taking an old RR chasis and cutting it down and putting a D-90 or series tub on. All LR baby.
Does the chassis need to be that heavy
The body tub is a first rate idea though
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Old April 25th, 2006, 04:23 PM
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Does the chassis need to be that heavy
I suppose not - but I was just throwing that idea out. It seems like you can get rolling classic chassis cheap enough.

Just a thought.
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Old April 28th, 2006, 12:45 PM
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Sounds like you're kind of talking about my trailer.

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