Aluminium Camper Trailers

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 07:55
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I am looking around to buy first CT.

I have seen a few places offering Aluminium trailers.

Can I get peoples comments and experiences on them. They seem nice a light but not sure if they will be very strong..
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Reply By: Member - Josh- Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:32

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:32
When we looked at trailers we looked at aluminium trailers. Strength didn't seem to be a problem. Our concern was if something breaks in the middle of nowhere how do you weld it?? We never had any issues that required this sort of thing but if it happened aluminum would make it difficult to repair. Apart from that I can't see any real issues with them. The weight is a big bonus. Strength isn't an issue if done properly as thicker aluminium weights less than steel but is as strong ( can't remember the ratio but I'm sure someone will know). Hope this helps.

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Reply By: Sillydad (WA) - Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 at 11:50

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 at 11:50
We've had a trailer from Pacific Camper Trailers for 4 years now - soft road version of the Vision Camper Trailer.

Pacific Camper Trailers

We got it for the weight (had a Rav4 at the time) and was great for general touring and softroading, plus a bit of AWD-grade off road stuff. Recommend an alumunium CT for this level of travel.

Am upgrading now to a steel off road model from a different manufacturer. Main reasons for steel are price and as per post above; how do you repair aluminium in the bush?

If you're in WA, AllWest Campers bring over the body from Pacific and get the canvas and some useful other bits and pieces done locally.

AllWest Campers
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