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Unread 14th March 2018, 08:23 AM
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That looks much better - and the tow ball no longer blocks your number plate!
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Unread 14th March 2018, 11:31 AM
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well if you towing trailer that departure angle doesn't matter anymore it will hang anyway on trailer arm if you go too steep.
nice job with simple fixing trailer height. so do you really need all that space to put stuff like car is not enough so you need trailer too. ? and all that just camping stuff ?
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Originally Posted by Ben Up North View Post
unfortunately, now your departure angle is really low.
It's made my OCD settle down but!

Why is your car tyre so flat, or does it just lookk that way?


I know right
I wonder if it would be smart to flip the tow ball when I air tyres down just before I go offroad ?

I usually have my tyres on 38psi for road driving but they are on 35psi At the moment as I did some dirt roads coming back from a 4x4 trip yesterday
So maybe thatís why.
Just to be sure Iíll double check them now lol

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Unread 14th March 2018, 04:53 PM
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Unread 14th March 2018, 05:43 PM
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mine always at about 2.4bar / 35psi as daily driving.
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Unread 14th March 2018, 05:48 PM
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That looks much better - and the tow ball no longer blocks your number plate!
Thanks Kevin, i wouldn't have thought to flip it lol
and thats a good thing it doesn't cover the number plate right?

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nice job with simple fixing trailer height. so do you really need all that space to put stuff like car is not enough so you need trailer too. ? and all that just camping stuff ?
Thanks mate ill be more happy once its 100% done tho lol

When my wife, our dog and i go camping we fill the boot and 2 of the 3 back seats plus the roof basket with our stuff, but Because this time mum's coming along prospecting for smoky Quartz it now means
a) i can't fill my back seats with stuff at all as my wife and our dog will sit in back
b) Mum will be bringing her own tent/chair/bed/sleeping bag/prospecting tools


When my wife and i go camping overnight we normally take our:

# pop up 4 man tent (more like 2)
# 2 chairs and a fold up table
# 2 hd tarps and tent poles for my diy awning
# 2 x hd 4x4 sleeping mats
# 2 x sleeping bags/pillows/linen
# 2 x 30L(ish) esky's.... one for food.... one for drinks
(thinking of using my 100L esky for this trip)
# 2 x backpacks
# twin burner gas cooker and gas bottle
# 1 burner butane cooker
# about 10L of filtered water for cooking and drinking (overnight)
# about 10L of non filtered water for cleaning
# our cutlery and condiments bucket lol... which has all our plates, cups, knives, forks, spoons, cooking utensils, all our spices and coffee/tea/sugar
# tool bag and air compressor plus a shovel
# snatch strap and dog leads
# bag of ropes and pegs


Then on top of that if we are prospecting while camping we also bring:
# an extra shovel
# large pick and axe
# small sledge hammer and normal hammer
# a large 50L bucket which we use to bring all the raw stuff we find home in
# numerous small to medium containers for precious gems and crystals
# 2 small picks and hand shovels

plus im sure a few more things im forgetting
so definitely not light packers lol

and it doesn't help that i wanna leave my 2 x 12" subs in the boot all the time which reduces the boot size by 1/3 at least.

Thats just because...... I'm all about that bass....bout that bass..... no treble



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Unread 14th March 2018, 05:56 PM
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Just found this on vicroads website

apparently i am exempt from registering my new trailer !!!!!!

Exemptions from registration
Under certain circumstances and depending on the vehicle type, a vehicle may not be required to be registered.

These vehicles include the following list that are exempted from registration, and can operate without registration:

agricultural equipment - vehicles without automotive power built to perform agricultural tasks off road. For example cultivating land, growing and harvesting crops and rearing livestock
trailers carrying harvester combs
bulk field bins for holding grain
bulk fruit bins
trailers (other than trailers specifically built to carry a boat) that are not used in the course of trade and:
weigh less than 200 kilograms empty
are not wider than the vehicle towing it
are not more than 3 metres long including the drawbar and any load on the trailer

trailers that are being towed by a registered tow truck
motor vehicles being towed* on a road or road related area

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/regi...m-registration

it weights 75kgs empty
its not wider than Foz
its not even 3 meters long lol

yay

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Unread 14th March 2018, 06:14 PM
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ohh .. ok mate. i wouldnt go anywhere with huge subs box in trunk even shoping. so yh you need trailer now because... you need to have sub box in trunk haha. imagine you need to take 2 weeks 5500 km trip. how many foresters need to follow you ? haha im joking of course. lol. i hate many stuff. so i pack light and its always enough for me. i know most stuff its not needed anyways .
why so many shovels and axes and hammers ? will you build house on track ? haha omg i cant believe how much you take with you.

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Unread 14th March 2018, 06:32 PM
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lmfao
maybe ill put subs in trailer and wire them up?????? bwhahaha... no.....
what can i say...... i like my Foz loud and obnoxious lol
Lets just say that list would be reduced to a few things if i went camping alone

If i went on a big trip like you mentioned i would definitely remove one sub



We take a shovel and pick each so we can dig holes, as to find any gems you need to dig a little.
A lot of the crystals and gems are inside hard rocks so we need hammers to smash the rocks open
axe to chop firewood for fire

And even after all that I forgot something.............Beer

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Unread 14th March 2018, 06:33 PM
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trailers (other than trailers specifically built to carry a boat) that are not used in the course of trade and:
weigh less than 200 kilograms empty
are not wider than the vehicle towing it
are not more than 3 metres long including the drawbar and any load on the trailer
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...it weights 75kgs empty
its not wider than Foz
its not even 3 meters long lol

yay

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W00T! Gotta be happy with that

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And even after all that I forgot something.............Beer
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I was thinking that a 30L esky wouldn't carry much beer..
That's one of the reasons that We bought an Engel, to carry the food that really needed to be kept cold (we put in on freezer mode when we leave home) Then when we get there it's great for a) chilling the beer that woudn't fit in the 70L drinks/cool food esky and b) for when the esky runs out of ice. The esky generally runs out of ice in about 2 days, despite it being a '5 Day Esky' partly because my missus likes ice in her wine and be we open it up to often (to get the drinks out)
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