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    Default Jurgens XT120

    What is the honest opinion of our members about the Jurgens XT 120 Off Road Trailer.
    • Is it durable?
    • Can it do off road?
    • What is towing expectancy?
    • Is it worth the buying?

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    Default Re: Jurgens XT120

    We have had ours for 3 year now. In terms of customizing it to your own desires...you cant go wrong.
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    2016 Jurgens XT120 w/ HM TTT

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    Default Re: Jurgens XT120

    Here's a link to some of the mods I've done

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app
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    We have X120. I am happy. SWAMBO wants to get off road caravan. Doesn't want to work with ammo boxes. She is used to our Jurgens road caravan. I was just looking 2nd hand prices I have to look more. Now is the time to buy.

    Some comments:
    - There have been design changes over the years. Look first how the spare wheel is fixed. Our one is on a frame and therefore no stress on back "door"
    - X120 is front heavy. Stable to tow but the hook load can be a bit high. Difficult to balance to a lesser hook load.
    - We have sliders in the back. Fine for the ammo boxes. 8 I think.
    - We have fridge with slider in front
    - Our one is about standard. I really do not know why people start modifying. Buy one that has what you need. Has one battery, 220V, 12 V with solar, two panels, lights, 230 V from battery, feed from car .
    - I get 3 tables, 2 hard 80 W panels, poles, 2 jerry, 2 gas, enough good chairs... without looking "take even kitchen sink"
    - Our tent setup is for a BIG family. We have never taken all tent parts even for 4 people.

    X120 and X140 have one weak point depending on the age. At leat 3 different designs and 2 will fail. A frame can fail but it is easy and cheap to fix. I can give details if required. No space for safe. I have lock box for the car. Limited space for a water tank. I have drinking water in car. I paid under R80k with everything included with 6 months warranty and fully serviced. That includes even plates etc.

    We load stuff into Jeep - clothes, 15 or 30 l of water, lock box, compressor, COMPUTERS (I must earn the cost of the trip)

    I have towed few thousand km with Jeep. Steady. Broke my poorly designed tow hook installed by a reputable company. High hook load.

    I do not go to bush - personal decision. On sand rods it is fine. Dust gets inside. I can show a picture how it looks after a muddy road. We go sandy roads and preferably park in a place with toilet and showers AND internet connection because of my work. We can travel a lot if I have the connection. We were in Botswana without power etc. Worked fine. Flower trip we had bed heater. Bed is queen. For me it is good subject to mattress type. Ladder access. Tent requirements depend on use and people travelling. I can give additional comments on PM.

    XT120 is braked off road trailer. It has limitations but it has benefits. I go with it any time. This summer we are simply running out of time.

    You should get them cheaply this time of the year. As long as you know your use and SWAMBO agrees you can be 100% with X120. I have seen funny modified units, Be careful with those. Always check tents and what ever comes with. Know the cost of items you need. Some items you need can cost a lot.
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    Default Re: Jurgens XT120

    Firstly as Jouko says if not heavily modified / altered they are great. Starting with a blank canvas is great. Some owners mods are extreme and maybe not ideal for you. Get the weight balance right so that the hitch weight is acceptable. I put all heavy stuff over the axle and then worked with rest (ground sheets etc) in the nose cone. Use a bathroom scale under the jockey wheel to guide you. There are some rust issues - check it out and if necessary treat. <br>
    My biggest criticism is as you get older, the late night / early morning jaunts to the toilet down the ladder become more frequent and can result in a fall. Some just use a device / container <img src="//www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/smilies/shocked.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Shocked" smilieid="2" class="inlineimg">. There are loads of mods. I have loads of pics if you want.
    They are pretty tough and if balanced properly go well offroad, plus on road, tow well.
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    Default Re: Jurgens XT120

    Hi Guys.

    I have a fairly new xt 75 and recently picked up a complete lid and rack off of an xt120. Reason for this was mainly due to the standard xt75 rack being absolutely useless and also too low.

    With that being said, i've noticed that many of you have the 110mm pvc pipes that you have fitted as well as some bracket where you can slide in a steel table. the question then is how do you guys mount/fix the pvc pipes to the frame, and secondly did you buy the table brackets separately or was it included with the trailer?

    Kind Regards
    Danny
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    Default Re: Jurgens XT120

    Bought our XT120 new 4 years ago. Modifications just never end.
    Everytime you go camping some new mod is planned.

    Negatives for me:
    Very heavy nose weight.
    Can do with a bit more packing space. The standard roof rack fitted is a waste of time and you loose a lot of packing space.
    Find it bouncy on bad roads. (Not Hectic)

    What I would look for or add when buying:
    The extension box that repalces the roof rack. Increase packing space.
    Better jockey wheel set-up. With the heavy nose weight it can become a handfull when moving around on soft ground/sand.


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    Only to buy an off-road caravan.
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    Jurgens XT120..home away from home.

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    Default Re: Jurgens XT120

    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyver View Post
    ...and secondly did you buy the table brackets separately or was it included with the trailer?
    My XT140 did come with those table brackets.
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    Default Re: Jurgens XT120

    Thanks all.

    Will pop into discovery caravan & outdoor tomorrow to check if they have that bracket.

    Regards.
    Danny

    2018 Nissan Navara 2.3D LE Auto
    2009 BMW R1200 GSA
    2008 Pajero 3.2 Di-D SWB

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