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Old 11 September 2014, 20:52   #1
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Trailer modification for off-road application

Gentlemen,

I would very much like to see photographs of your modified rigid hull inflatable boat trailer. Specifically, those of you that have altered the trailer with the intention of hauling your RHIB over gravel, rutted dirt, desert, snow or sand. I realize that the majority on this forum are either from the UK or mainland Europe, so this request will come across as ridiculous to y’all; but I thought that perhaps some of you from Oz, BC or maybe Africa, Finland or Russia might have gone down this route out of necessity.

For instance, raised height at which the boat sits, knobby taller tires, PTO driven hydraulic winch for shore recovery off the beaten path.

Any real life examples would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 12 September 2014, 05:50   #2
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there's a chap in the falklands that may come to your assistance...

big hubs. land rover wheels etc
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There's a trailer on ebay at the moment with Landrover wheel fitment hubs if its any use - raise it up & away you go.

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BFG km2 mt 265/75 16 tyres.

Will happily go anywhere behind the land rover and tows like a dream.

Its got about 1ft of clearance under the the bottom of the skegs with the engines down and about 18 inches to the underside of the axles.

The mudguards are 6ft long by 1ft square.
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BFG km2 mt 265/75 16 tyres.

Will happily go anywhere behind the land rover and tows like a dream.

Its got about 1ft of clearance under the the bottom of the skegs with the engines down and about 18 inches to the underside of the axles.

The mudguards are 6ft long by 1ft square.
Mark what have you done to that Defender
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Ah the high top roof lol. Its given me another 18 inches in height inside.

It was going to go orange to match but I have a replacement Defender due in the next couple of weeks so all work stopped on the colour change.
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Ah the high top roof lol. Its given me another 18 inches in height inside.

It was going to go orange to match but I have a replacement Defender due in the next couple of weeks so all work stopped on the colour change.
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Was thinking more along the lines of bacon butties....
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