Re: off road trailers
Posted by Trona63 on February 18, 2004 at 14:13:42:
In Reply to: off road trailers posted by Rolf on February 12, 2004 at 19:48:25:
I run two of these trailers: a curved fender one with a 6' camper shell and an open flat fender unit. Both have the military pintle loop and folding tongue support. Been from Inuvik to La Paz behind a Bronco, Isuzu, and 4 different rock-crawling Toyotas over the past 20+ years.
We modified both with the underbed spare tire crank assembly from a LUV pickup so that a spare can be carried out of the way (the mount on the front over the tongue interferes with rear access doors/tailgates). Since the stock trailers come with a solid rear bed portion, we fitted a tailgate off an utility truck bed to the open trailer using Datsun hardware.
As for cost: they are worth every penny!! We sleep in the one with the canopy and haul heavy gear like boat and motor up to the Northwest Territories or Baja. Goes anyplace the 4wd can go. Ane, they are really well balanced so that one person can move it around. I like the flat fender ones because you can rest things on the fenders.