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Old 03 February 2017, 04:18   #1
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alternative to trailer

caught my eye the other day would work for sibers that didnt want to trail thier boat pic not very good as taken in a rush dont know if there bespoke to landrover
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Old 03 February 2017, 08:23   #2
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Never seen one before, but looking at it I would say it fixes onto the spare wheel carrier and rests against the back bumper or Cush mounts if they had them fitted
But it's great idea if you have a 4x4
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Thule do some of em https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb/cargo...cargo-carriers
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Seen them available in the states usualy bolt onto a towbar mount I guess no worse than having a hefty nose weight on a trailer
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Just had a look at the link Lump 1066 put up so for the frame and box in excess of 500 and carries max 45 kg then when you put your engine in the back it makes for a lovely light steering vehicle, personally I would go for a trailer
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Be no worse than the trailer for steering for most applications if tongue weight is adhered to. Probably a decent option for someone who doesn't have room to store boat and trailer.

Pros and cons to each way of course.
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Be no worse than the trailer for steering for most applications if tongue weight is adhered to. Probably a decent option for someone who doesn't have room to store boat and trailer.

Pros and cons to each way of course.
Be ok if shortage of room as you say but there is a big difference with putting all that weight at the back of a vehicle, with a trailer you balance the trailer so that the weight on the tow ball is what the vehicle manufacturer stipulates, your load is a boat approx 75kg for zodiac with Ali floor a 20 hp outboard 55-60kg plus oars life jackets fuel tanks n fuel so settle on 150kg all that in the back of the vehicle is a lot, on a trailer take the loading on a tow ball (tongue weight) this is normally between 9 and 15% oft the GWT there is a big difference between the box on the back and a trailer which makes a lot of difference in vehicle handling
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150kg in that disco will make very little difference. My car you can put 500kg in luggage so i assume the disco is similar.

I would think if you have a 7 seat car it is no worse than adults in the back seats, probably wise not going racing though
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Try standing on the tow ball and see how much difference it doesn't make would be no problem to carry 100 kg with the right vehicle don't forget its a very short fulcrum from the ball to the axel
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Put one on the front as well is the answer ha ha
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When I was looking for bike rack a few years ago I picked up the one in the images below.
I believe the Trumps call them a 'Bale Carrier'.

It's an early Thule one that I found on EBAY and it's as solid as a rock on the towbar.

Having a flat platform has also made it really useful for taking stuff to the tip that you wouldn't want inside the car.

Obviously you can't tow a trailer with it in place, which is the only downside.

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Fine on a big motor like a disco, but on a fiesta.......

Perhaps a good option when going on holiday then once there carry inflated on roof for short journeys gets over the limitations on towing (lower speed, manouvering issues etc)


Awful website http://www.bak-rak.com/index.htm but for anyone considering it an option at least
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I think it comes in to its own when you have the boat and engine rolled up in the car limiting space the less heavy stuff bags, cases etc put in the box levelling the weight out better but one I saw was rated at 100 kg no problem to most decent sized vehicles some of the small cars carnt fit towbars anyway.
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