Camper Trailer Loads

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 13:24
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I am looking at purchasing a camper trialer for the family. My question relates to the ability to be able to take a quad with us. Are there any camper trailers available that would allow the quad to be transported on top like you see the small boats carried. The quad weighs approximately 250kg. Do you think this is a possibility or a pipe dream.

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Reply By: Peter Guy - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 13:34

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 13:34
Hi, yes, Wanderer Camper trailers 089361 3557 Perth WA can tailor make a trailer for you where you can park 2 bikes or 1 quad in the trailer proper - using the rear as the entrance / ramp and the double bed, fold out tent canvas sits on top of the trailer.
I have one of their trailers and the I believe it is the strongest / toughest known to man!
Our CT has travelled over some of the roughest tracks in the Kimberley and will go on for ever.
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 13:36

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 13:36
I think you would have to take that up with the manufacturers. The trailers are designed to take the load of the boat with the carriers; however, you would need to make a new carrier for the quad and with it's weight I personaly think there would be an issue there as well as the height.Everyone is entitled to have an opinion - just make sure that yours is correct.
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Reply By: Tony - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 14:24

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 14:24
There is a maker on the East coast that does one, its a hard top model, stronger springs and ramps supplied.

Do a search on Google.
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 15:21

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 15:21
volvofh12 ,
Saw one on top of a campermatic at the Melbourne Show last month.Regards Bob
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 15:25

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 15:25
Carrying it would be the easy part . . .

How to get the thing up there would be the difficult bit.
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Reply By: jamcage - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 17:25

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 17:25
volvofh12

The TrakShak camper trailer is capable of carrying a quad bike on the boat rack.

Their website herehas photos in the adventure section showing a quad bike being driven onto the trailer and one with the trailer and quad bike.

Hope this helps

Jason
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 17:47

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 17:47
What would concern me is the effect on the centre of gravity carrying so much weight up high like that. Got to be much heavier than a tinny.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Tony - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 07:02

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 07:02
Heavier than a tinnie but more usefull. The Kimblery kamper do one including ramps. Sitting in the centre of the camper does not look to be overly high.
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Follow Up By: jamcage - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:56

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:56
Hi Melissa,

I do not know how the quad bike acts while on the camper, the picture is not of my trailer.

Trak Shak might know who owns the trailer and bike for further clarification.

Jason
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Reply By: Barry B - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 12:45

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 12:45
I have a Cavalier camper trailer that I recently modified to do just what you're talking about. I transport a motor bike weighing 150kg on top of mine, and have had no problems with C of G issues, you just have to watch out for low branches, with the height being just under 2.8 metres (2.6 if I take the mirrors off).
I made a frame that the bike is fixed to on the ground behind the trailer, then using a 3:1 boat winch, the whole frame is winched on top and fixed to the trailer frame.
It sounds complicated but I can have the bike loaded by myself in under 30 minutes, and the same for unloading.
It's not the most suitable arrangement if you plan to travel each day..... designed more for transport to a camping destination for a few days.
If I could figure out how, I'd include a picture.
Cheers,
Barry.
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Follow Up By: Barry B - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 13:15

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 13:15
If anyone is interested in seeing a picture, send me an e-mail and I'll send a couple to you. "barry.bransgrove-@-defence.gov.au"
Leave the dots.... remove the dashes---

Barry.
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