AnswerID: 283035 Submitted: Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 23:59
Michael. Upside you can back it easier, rides smoother, can open rear doors on Prado's etc and can store more gear.
Downside is the drawbar can flex & crack if not big enough, increases tow bar weight, makes it difficult on narrow tracks & limits rampover through sharp creeks & over large rocks. On a recent Flinders trip all the the long draw bar trailers had heaps of trouble on what I'd call easy offroad tracks (Cu Track/Artimore
Par) & slowed the convoy to half speed.
Up on Cape York
the long draw bars caused trouble on the narrow tracks like the Frenchman's side swiping trees.
The vast majority of people wouldn't have trouble with a longer drawbar but if you go to out of the way places
then they can be an issue.
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