AnswerID: 190959 Submitted: Friday, Aug 25, 2006 at 15:30
Member - Lindsay
I guess the term "ATV caravan" means off road caravan.
In most dirt road & track situations load distribution devices are useless & often cause problems during tight turns & ramp over situations.
My solution was to improve the rear suspension
of my series 80 Landcruiser so that the balance required for safe towing was achieved without a HR 550 type hitch.
My dual axle Galaxy off road caravan weighs in at 3000kg with a ball weight of 300kg and what I have done to the supension has proved great over the last two years & 30,000km of towing. I have given it a real workout on highway, cattle roads & plenty of true off road towing. My van tracks perfectly without any sway and by setting the trailer brakes to a more aggrerssive position for high speed touring braking is always in a straight line.
My rear suspension
Lovells rear coils - the second heaviest spec available. If you pick the heaviest you can not bear to be in the truck when it is empty.
Polyair inserts which I run
at 5psi empty and 30psi at full load. Trial & error will soon tell you what is your correct pressure.
50psi in the rear tyres
41mm adjustable powerdown shock absorbers
I always adjust polyairs & tyre pressures to normal for extended touring without the van.
I hope this is of help to you Greg as it sure sorted out my 80 for towing.
Go the 80's!
Lindsay & The (Polar) Bear
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