Beach Towing

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 17:43
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Hi to all beach Drivers.
We are about to buy our first camper a Coromal Family 400,
I am keen fisherman and wondered if there is any one who has taken one of these campers on the beach. It has a kerb weight of 1140kg and with gear it will weigh 1500kg at a guess. We have a Pajero 3.2 TD.
Your advice will be gratefully received.

Thanks Steve n Rosie.
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Reply By: pepper2 - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 18:08

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 18:08
Hello i had a corromal magnum 440 towed it all over fraser island several times no worries with a 3 litre patrol,the bigger wheels on the van the easier to tow in sand,,eg my 4.5 metre tinny with small wheels is harder to tow in sand as the skinny tyres cut into the sand (under 750kg) than the van on big wheels (approx 1400kg)
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 20:35

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 20:35
Hi Thanks for the reply, I am really keen to go now!
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Reply By: Bill BD - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 18:55

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 18:55
I have towed similar on a beach a number of times.. no problems with the tyre pressure down. It is a fairly solid beach that I know quite well though. It really depends on how soft the beach is and what the tide and swell are doing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 20:39

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 20:39
Hi Bill, Thanks for the reply, I have been to Fraser in a Wrangler I hired and I found the beach good but the approaches to the tracks were a challenge. Thanks again.
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Reply By: ken triton - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 19:00

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 19:00
Hi Steve
You should be fine, don't be afraid to let those tyres down (no less that 12-14psi) every tyre is different and will respond to different tyre pressures so experiment, 1 or 2 psi can make a big difference. If the going is tough also experiment with high and low range and different gears, it won't take long to find out what works best for your car / camper combination. Driving on sand is a bit like a boat keep it on top of the sand like a boat on the plane. No sharp turns or hard stops or you may pop a tyre of the rim. Enjoy your new camper
Regards
Ken
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 20:46

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011 at 20:46
Hi Ken, Thanks for the advice it sounds pretty good. I will experiment with the tyres once I'm on the beach, hoping I make it that far. we are looking forward to getting out there and getting the line wet.
Thanks again Steve.
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Reply By: Mark-cas - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 08:47

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 08:47
Hi Steve n Rosie
I own a Pajero 3.2 auto and have towed a 2t loaded jayco expander on Moreton ,Cooloolla and Fraser Island .Best to travel on dead low tide lower tyre pressures and make sure stability control is off for soft sand work .The wheel base of our jayco was much larger than the Pajero i could see the vans tyres making teir own tracks in review mirrior.Cooloola is a good place to test things out easy entry and exit off beach and eay open spots to set up.
Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen F (QLD) - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 22:13

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 22:13
Thanks Mark, I feel more and more encouraged now and not so scared. I have driven all over farm land with trailers but this sand thing is quite different. My understanding so far is momentum is a great friend, but I so far for me it is all theory,now the proof is just doing it. Have you been stuck with the expander on ? and how did you get out? if this is too embarrassing to answer I understand.
Thanks for you very helpful advice.
Kind Regards Steve.
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