FollowupID: 427777 Submitted:
Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:02
Towing a trailer through the desert for the first time, I had no issues. The trailer performed well and most of the time I did not even notice it was there....except for the fuel gauge indicating more of the liquid disappearing...lol
I will state however that your friend might have to look at the following
1. Does the trailer have the same track as the towing vehicle?
2. Does the trailer have the same size tyres as the towing vehicle?
3. Does the towing vehicle have enough grunt to tackle difficult obstacles?
4. Is the trailer well built and does it have a TREG or equivalent tow hitch?
5. How heavy is the trailer?
My trailer weighs in at 800kgs fully laden with 240lts of extra fuel on board. So it is getting lighter as I travel further.
I would run the towing vehicle tyre pressures at 15psi or less cold, and the trailer tyres at 10psi or less cold.
My trailer handled the rough stuff cross country driving to the Geo Centre with ease. Some video footage shows it contorting at all angles.
Above all one must have experience in long distance sand driving. Maybe it would be a good idea to go to a beach nearby(where allowed) and do a few practice runs.
Hope this helps.