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    Question Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

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    we are planning going via lesotho to the coast..... but very unsure if we should go down the sani pass with our new trailer.
    I remember the pass from years ago, i was driving it up with no problem....but with a trailer? and down? (and 3 kids in the car)
    the trailer has no own brakes....

    please advice us

    vehicle: pajero 4x4
    trailer: challenger bundu basher (700 kg)

    many thanks

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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    I would have no problems towing my Explorer caravan down Sani Pass. Traveled down last weekend, and there were no washaway at all.
    Towing an un-braked trailer, first gear, low range, and just idle down the first windy bit
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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    Should be no problem. Ive done it and passes way worse than sani with a trailer
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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    Saw footage from yesterday, road looks positively urban. Waterfall is frozen over but the new ditches and reinforcing have kept the water off the road. Should be fine, low range and slow, save your brakes.
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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    What everybody said. You will be fine. Just go slower than you think is safe, and enjoy the view.
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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    What everybody said. You will be fine. Just go slower than you think is safe, and enjoy the view.
    ...perhaps let the wife enjoy the view whilst you watch the road ?
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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    So UP with Sani pass towing a Metallian trailer would also be fine - in dry season?

    From there we want to travel to Katse dam. Would it be better (with trailer) to take the longer route via AfriSki to Thaba Tseka?

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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    No problem I think. I towed my Explorer up and down with 4 adults. Dry road and fair condition and a Nissan Patrol!

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    Default Re: Sani pass DOWN with 4x4 trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
    So UP with Sani pass towing a Metallian trailer would also be fine - in dry season?

    From there we want to travel to Katse dam. Would it be better (with trailer) to take the longer route via AfriSki to Thaba Tseka?
    The one part on the Thaba Tseka (not Afriski-Thaba Tseka) road took us a long time.... Low 1st. And keep it there... But its going to be a loooong drive.
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