It 'ain't half hot mum

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jeffw
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby jeffw » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:47 pm

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You can see the utilitarian background in there....somewhere

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ozePhoenix
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby ozePhoenix » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:28 am

this is a bit more 'agricultural'...
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and with my 'other' project almost finished ;)
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jeffw
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby jeffw » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:35 pm

Not sure I'd trust a single axle trailer.....

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ozePhoenix
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby ozePhoenix » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:36 pm

I find it a lot easier to manouvre a single axle etc. Independant suspension is rated to a conservative 1200kgs and light truck tyres to 1600kgs for the pair.
The base I built about 8 years ago & has done the Perth/Adelaide return trip once...the composite panels for the cover have added about 150kgs.
Hope it still works OK. Quite like to take it & the Sylva to the Eastern States again sometime 8-)

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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby jeffw » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:18 pm

I just lift the front axle off the ground when I went to move my trailer by hand.

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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby adithorp » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:07 pm

My single axle trailer was always a bit twitchy but a lot of that was down to the narrow wheels. Last year I made some mod's; Wider wheels/tyres (from 145s to 205s), also trimmed a couple of feet off and moved the axle forward to compensate. Tows a dream now. On a trip to Zolder last year it was a lot more stable than the twin axles semed to be that everyone else was using.

jeffw
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby jeffw » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:37 pm

It was always the thought of losing a tyre which put me off. I arrived at an event last year and realised that one of the tyres on the trailer was flat...never even noticed.

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ozePhoenix
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby ozePhoenix » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:59 am

It's worse today :( No work possible
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Another ice-cold beer?
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby dopdog » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:30 pm

make sure it is only 1 beer :)

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ozePhoenix
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Re: It 'ain't half hot mum

Postby ozePhoenix » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:39 am

yes sir :lol:


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