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  1. Re: Modify old Venter trailer to use as a camping trailer

    Hi Saggy

    First of all, well done with the work on the trailer! That is a job well done!

    Okay so the leave springs are sorted, tyres are rated 437kg per tyre, so that is sorted out, goose-nek...
  2. Re: Modify old Venter trailer to use as a camping trailer

    Hi Danie

    Thanks for the advice.

    We started the next trailer, building this time from scratch, but progress is painfully slow being a dad with 3 kids with a million activities. See photo.
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  3. Re: Modify old Venter trailer to use as a camping trailer

    Hi Shaggy

    I agree the axle will be able to carry to 750kg, but I would not go over the weight, because it is not just about the axle. If your GVM of your trailer is 567kg, then the axle, leaf...
  4. Re: leaf suspension

    Hi Dwayne

    I used the old holes and cut both sides off a little bit to adjust size.

    By the way, it has been more than a year now, I used the trailer the last year and traveled normal gravel...
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    Re: Double bunk camping beds for toddlers

    Got oztrail bunker beds now from camp and climb in centurion for R1599. https://www.campandclimb.co.za/camp-hike/camp-furniture/camp-beds/5258/oztrail-double-bunk-detail
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    Re: Wildebeest Trailer

    Oh and subscribe to thread
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    Re: Wildebeest Trailer

    Hi Oubie. The wildebeest kalfie GVM is 750kg. So you can tow it with B license.

    TheJester
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    Re: Echo 3 off road trailer

    Thanks, I will check on your websites for your trailers and where you are located.
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    Re: CRV to tow Bushbaby

    Yes, legally you can tow the trailer.

    Honda CRV Tare mass (kg)1552

    See more info from AA website:

    Regulation 151 of the National Road Traffic Act helps a motorist determine how much she or...
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    Re: A new trailer is born

    well done!
    subscribe
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    Re: Trailer rebuild

    follow
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    Re: Another Wilderness Trailer Mod

    Good job! Looks great!
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    Re: Echo 3 off road trailer

    I am just not willing to "re-do" my EB license and I like towing light weight (<750kg) braked trailers for holidays.



    willy_sa, my apologies, I see the upgrade is more than just the trailer...
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    Re: Echo 3 off road trailer

    @Rebel_4x4, did you get a camping trailer under 750kg?

    I am also looking now for camping trailer for my code B license. I personally don't like the Echo3. So far, best I could find is the Offtrax...
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    Re: help with registering a trailer

    Does anyone know where and how VIN numbers on the chassis of a trailer work?? Not the plate.

    I am struggling to register a trailer out of a 8 year old estate. Must take it next for police...
  16. Thread: VIN Info

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    Re: VIN Info

    Does anyone know where and how VIN numbers on the chassis of a trailer work?? Not the plate.

    I am struggling to register a trailer out of a 8 year old estate. Must take it next for police...
  17. Re: Modify old Venter trailer to use as a camping trailer

    About using your trailer's license disk and number plate as a base to build a new trailer:
    I had an interesting experience when I went for RWC (Road Worthy Certificate) now in Jan 2016 in...
  18. leaf suspension

    An update on the trailer. I finally replaced the leaf springs on the trailer. Went for 5 blade, 1000kg (per pair) leaf spring. Height was still not enough for bigger wheels without the spacer, so I...
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    You can also check the thread where I showed my...

    You can also check the thread where I showed my modifications I've made on my normal Venter trailer to convert it to a camping trailer.
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=217706
  20. Thanks again every one for the comments and...

    Thanks again every one for the comments and advice. My next move is to replace the leaf springs and see if I can remove the spacer and take it for a test run. After everyone's comments I decided not...
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    This is excellent! It is great to be able to...

    This is excellent! It is great to be able to combine a camping trip with MTB. I am subscribing to the thread. Give us more detail when open to public.

    Suggestion: I small kiddies mtn track is...
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    I can recommend Extreme lights. Shines very...

    I can recommend Extreme lights. Shines very bright. Well priced. I've had a cycle light for a few years now. Did a Full Moon adventure race with it, used it right through the night. No problems.
  23. commercial value and the law for the trailer

    LeonP, I've spent R12 500 on the trailer everything included for restoration, modifications and all equipment (kitchen, gas bottle, water bottle etc). I don't know the hours spent at all, as this was...
  24. Ietermago, I bought the high density foam from...

    Ietermago, I bought the high density foam from Sondor in Silverton. But they have many branches. Check www.sondor.co.za. Now, the trick here is to go there and ask for the off-cuts. I got a foam...
  25. Thanks everyone for the comments. Antonf and...

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    Antonf and Tiaan Esterhuizen, you guys convinced met to replace the leaf springs and to stay away from the RTT. All very valid comments that I did not think of....
  26. Errol, yes, I am contemplating if I should not...

    Errol, yes, I am contemplating if I should not replace the leaf springs, it does not seem effecient.

    Robbief, there is no rust damage to the actual chassis. The uneven line is the side steel plate...
  27. Modify old Venter trailer to use as a camping trailer

    I would like to hear what you all think of my modified Venter trailer. A friend and I took a 1983 Venter trailer and converted it into a camping trailer (not a 4x4 camping trailer).

    My wife and I...
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    feedback on homeless shelter

    hey dirtdiver

    Did you get anywhere with this or made any progress? Unfortunately I dont have a location for this, but I would like to have more information on this and help if we could. I live in...
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