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    If this was yours........what would you do with it.......I'm looking for ideas.....
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    Insulate the inside , fit more windows, kitchen and cupboards and go camping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Insulate the inside , fit more windows, kitchen and cupboards and go camping.
    Exactly that.
    There was a thread some time back about a similar trailer that was turned into a great camper.
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    If I have to be honest, sell it and put the money towards a bushbaby or one of the Makro wildernis trailers. This is a sq tubing box covered by galv sheeting with a max capacity of 750kg. It is too high to fit a trailer top tent so you would need to either have a ground tent or convert this in to a caravan type setup. If you convert to a caravan you will need a couple of windows and plenty of insulation and internal finishing ...... not cheap and expensive in the weight department. Next you will need some sort of galley and a place to sleep, upgrading the wheels and springs .... By the time you have turned this in to a Sherpa Tiny you might as well have bought the real one. In my opinion .....Die kool is nie die sous werd.
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    Listen to this ^^^^^^^^ uncle.
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    You can always give it a name and advertise it for carting stuff around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    If I have to be honest, sell it and put the money towards a bushbaby or one of the Makro wildernis trailers. This is a sq tubing box covered by galv sheeting with a max capacity of 750kg. It is too high to fit a trailer top tent so you would need to either have a ground tent or convert this in to a caravan type setup. If you convert to a caravan you will need a couple of windows and plenty of insulation and internal finishing ...... not cheap and expensive in the weight department. Next you will need some sort of galley and a place to sleep, upgrading the wheels and springs .... By the time you have turned this in to a Sherpa Tiny you might as well have bought the real one. In my opinion .....Die kool is nie die sous werd.

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    I'd put side flap windows in it and make it into a pop-up beer vending trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'd put side flap windows in it and make it into a pop-up beer vending trailer.
    No brakes , and I bet it weighs 600kg as it stands.

    So max payload 150 l of warm beer.

    That will barely keep you occupied for an afternoon !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    No brakes , and I bet it weighs 600kg as it stands.

    So max payload 150 l of warm beer.

    That will barely keep you occupied for an afternoon !
    150L = 6 kegs

    That's more than enough for a quick festival.

    Most craft brewers don't do more than that at big festivals like Clarens.

    Cost to brew =R10/L
    Selling price = R60/L

    R7.5k for a half day's work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    150L = 6 kegs

    That's more than enough for a quick festival.

    Most craft brewers don't do more than that at big festivals like Clarens.

    Cost to brew =R10/L
    Selling price = R60/L

    R7.5k for a half day's work.
    But it's still warm... you'll need a fridge in there too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    But it's still warm... you'll need a fridge in there too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    But it's still warm... you'll need a fridge in there too!
    Nope. Ask Eric about plate chillers.

    You can load up the beer from the coldroom @ 4degC. Due to thermal mass and stainless steel being a slow conductor of heat, the kegs stay cool until late in the day.

    Run the beer-line through a plate-chiller that is covered with ice and you have ice cold beer.



    You get these with up to 3 individual inlets and outlets: that's 3 kegs per chiller.
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    I would kit it out for my bikes. Even had a loading ramp as standard
    Or, find a way to take the top off and make it a multi-purpose trailer.

    whats the story behind it? Maybe chop the top half off and do the camping thing?

    Make one of those kitchen jobbies and go to the industrial areas, you can do almost anything you want with the thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Nope. Ask Eric about plate chillers.

    You can load up the beer from the coldroom @ 4degC. Due to thermal mass and stainless steel being a slow conductor of heat, the kegs stay cool until late in the day.

    Run the beer-line through a plate-chiller that is covered with ice and you have ice cold beer.



    You get these with up to 3 individual inlets and outlets: that's 3 kegs per chiller.
    okay, you convinced me,

    mobile pub it is then.

    but I'm still not convinced about your stock levels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    but I'm still not convinced about your stock levels....
    and I'm not convinced regarding your tare weight estimate of 600kgs anyway

    450kgs maximum for one of those
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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelRanger View Post
    If this was yours........what would you do
    Deny the fact!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    and I'm not convinced regarding your tare weight estimate of 600kgs anyway

    450kgs maximum for one of those

    doesn't really matter anyway.

    It's entirely legal to overload with beer, a little known section of the NRTA....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    doesn't really matter anyway.

    It's entirely legal to overload with beer, a little known section of the NRTA....
    Yip, been doing it for years....

    Mind you, sometimes it's wine, sometimes it's MCC, sometimes with some whisky added.

    But if anyone asks, it's beer. Here, have two.... and off I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    doesn't really matter anyway.

    It's entirely legal to overload with beer, a little known section of the NRTA....
    And if they stop me, I've got a huge amount of bribe liquid.
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