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Unread 23rd March 2018, 07:50 PM
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Weight is going to be the biggest thing with your neat little trailer - putting higher sides on it will increase weight, which means less stuff to put in it. Plastic boxes might be the better solution - again, you'd need to be careful of how much weight each one adds (there's some heavy plastic boxes out there, don't pick them!

I've actually got a camper that you could put on it if you're interested. It's a little bit bigger than the trailer though..
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Unread 26th March 2018, 03:03 AM
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Yes most certainly weight is a big issue.
But to be honest I filled the trailer on our last trip, and it was really good (apart from being a bit jumpy from having small tyres and limited suspension travel)
Majority of the stuff we bring isn’t all that heavy, with the most heaviest singular objects being my air compressor or tool bag. But if I had to guess I’d say The trailer would have been sitting around the 200kg-250kg mark including the 75kg that the trailer weighs, so I think I have room for a little more weight but would also like to use scalmans idea of using storage containers to maximize space and keep everything nice and tidy, which alone would save me the weight of all the random containers I use now.

I looked at a roof top tent as an option but disregarded it once I figured not many places I camp at have the option to park on level ground, and I know I could get wheel levels and stuff, but by the time I do all that I’d be able to set up my pop up tent much faster, plus the money saved helps with other more needy things like bull bar and winch

I’ve got 2 main tents that I use
1 is a 4 man Aldi pop up tent which is more like a 2 man plus a little storage, but that one shoots up in around 1 min and is more than comfortable.




My other tent is a 6 man tent which cost a lot more and has more room but takes longer to set up, usually only use it on camping trips where we stay for 3+ nights.



I have 2x self inflating 4x4 sleeping mats that are amazing to sleep on
12mm thick memory foam makes for a good sleep in the bush, if you’ve never slept on one of these I highly recommend getting one when they go on sale at either bcf, anaconda or rays outdoors.


We got a king single and a single mattress which together makes a queen size bed.
We also have some nice stretchers but they take up a lot of room (probly the whole trailer for both of them lol)

We have decided to go for another trip back to Mooralla in about a week as we just can’t get enough of these smoky Quartz lol
So will be testing some of the ideas you guys put forward on this trip.
One thing we need is a better esky/ice box as we only have
2 x 30L ****e ones from Kmart or something, but they don’t do very well.
I don’t have dual batteries so won’t be looking into a 12v fridge freezer as again it’s to big and too expensive for what we need .

Thanks for all your suggestions guys, really helps me to stay motivated with this project.

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Unread 26th March 2018, 03:12 AM
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I figured not many places I camp at have the option to park on level ground,
Could always use your "pneumatic system" to level it out (i.e. your tyres)
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Unread 26th March 2018, 03:27 AM
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Sorry Kevin
I feel silly cause I donít know what a pneumatic system is lol
But in all honesty Iím happy with my $50 pop up tent and the money saved not getting a rooftop
(Although it looks awesome on a subaru or trailer behind a subaru)
Maybe when I get older and canít be bothered with tents anymore lol

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Unread 26th March 2018, 03:35 AM
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nice camping there. i use air matres in tent too but more simple one without any extra foam layer.
so your ice box is with 12v no ? i mean just for cool air. i have one that is simple small and cheap. you can plug it as you drive but when you stopped then its done sure. you could maybe just use second car battery if you have one somewhere as i do and just connect it from it while you camping. not sure how long it would keep. i think we both need that second battery box setup. i will make it some day for myself.
as im camping im planning with foods that no need fridge at all. so i dont need fridge at all for food just maybe for drinks as im driving. there are plenty foods that you can cook and dont need fridge. pastas, sauces, smoked meat.
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Very good idea with being more selective as to what we eat while away !!
No my eskies are non powered
Just crappy ones
I do have a 100L ice box that Iíve never used because of its size but may try it this time in the trailer, also will need to go get ice 2 days into our trip

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Unread 26th March 2018, 03:48 AM
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you could look for cheap cooling box as those. people here selling them like for 30 euros.

some of them can heat and cool. some just cool. and mine is similar too. and it was doing good job for keeping drinks and some food cold until it worked thou. then that plug started to melt down on me. was problem for bad contact and cheap chinese plug on cooler box. i guess its need proper quality new wire with 12v plug and it would work ok.
so if you get those cheap boxes first thing to change wire and 12v plug on it . they really crap and melting .
now that i was thinking. if you put ice packs as you drive in that cooler so while driving ice would not melt and then as you no drive ice will keep cold for some time until its melts.
or just go solar+extra battery and be self sufficient. i would love to have that. and as those systems gets more compact and solar panels gets better i think its pretty cheap too.
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Unread 26th March 2018, 04:18 AM
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Sorry Kevin
I feel silly cause I don’t know what a pneumatic system is lol
Not silly - just young! A "pneumatic" or "air filled" tyre is what we all use.
I have been in situations where the ground was very uneven and so I just let the tyres down to suit; hence a "pneumatic leveling system".
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Unread 26th March 2018, 05:09 AM
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Not silly - just young!


Well if 32 is young Iíll take it hahahahaha

Thanks for clearing that up lol

So the term pneumatic applies to all tyres ?

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Unread 26th March 2018, 05:15 AM
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Yep, tubed or tubeless are both "air filled" - and yes, 32 is young compared to some of us! (my son is 32)
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