Trailers

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  1. Mandaxxx

    Mandaxxx Read Only Funster

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    Thank you all for your sympathy over the trailer saga.
    Has anyone any thoughts on two wheels on a box van trailer or four wheels, which do people prefer or think is best?!?:Eeek:
     
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    4 wheels are safer, more stable, carry more weight but are difficult to manouver.

    Personally id have a 4 wheeler every time simply for the safety aspect of a blown tyre or a failed wheel bearing :thumb:
     
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    Hi

    I've owned and used both 2 and 4 wheeled box trailers. both towed behind the RV ..

    The two wheeler was a Lynton Loadtrekker, Gross weight 750kg , it was stable and very easy to man-handle on site, even on grass ..

    The four wheeler was Lynton Load Lugger Gross Weight 2,000kg , very stable but a pig to man handle, a heavy beast and almost impossible to move by hand on grass..

    What it boils down to is what size do you need, if 750kg is adequate I would advise on two wheels for ease of man-handling

    Lynton Trailers are excellent, very well constructed and I would highly recommend them, they come up on ebay occasionally.. rate them 10/10


    Going over The High Atlas in Morocco with the Load Trekker

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    hi , i agree with jim. my lynton trailer is 23yrs old been across the atlas through rivers .the photo is of it being towed out of one .(we did bend the axle )but they are the bee,s knee,s .google them they make alsorts of trailers .or another firm is peak trailers in bidford-on-avon warwickshire. they supply just about every trailer manufacturer. and sell trailers. (a name worth noting if you need trailer bits.)between the two you should get the best there is.
    i still fancy a big lynton 5er.
    che
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    nice pic jim..
     
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    As already said,, 4 wheelers are pigs to move on soft ground,,

    But I think are better,, more stable less swing/snaking and as said if you have a puncture you can run on for a good while if not on the trailers loaded capacity.. at a reduced speed.

    With mine if not loaded up to the hilt and on firm ground I drop the jockey wheel,, unhook and then crank the jockey wheel up/down :RollEyes:,, anyway lift the front wheels of the trailer off the ground which in theery makes it a two wheel trailer and does make it easier to handle..
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    footnote:

    It's extremely difficult to reverse a small trailer behind a large motorhome, not impossible but it takes a lot of practice ... and even when practiced, you'll still get it wrong ..

    and the time will come, ( and i've had my share stressful experiences) , when you will need to unhitch and man-handle .. a two wheeler is doable ... a large four wheeler .. let's say you'll sweat ..

    I recall turning down a road in a Spanish city only to discover a hair pin bend that we couldn't get round in one cut, Jan had to un hitch and push the trailer while I maneuvered the RV , much to the annoyance of the Spanish drivers who had to wait .. :Laughing:.. just glad it wasn't the twin axle one.. :RollEyes:

    In saying that, I found the twin axle easier to reverse , possibly because it was longer and it was less likely to jack knife .. and as already said, it can still be towed slowly with a flat tyre.
     
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    Hi
    I totally agree with Jim
    I have used both (and still have a double axle box trailer) if you don't need the load capacity of 2 axles---stick to single axle---plus they are cheaper to buy (and it wont hurt as much when it gets stolen)
    BTW the LONGER the trailer --the easier to reverse.
    Nigel
     

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