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Old 12-01-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
Martin Coombs
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Trailer to carry Range Rover Classic

Looking to get a trailer to carry my Range Rover Classic.
Due to garage size, the biggest I can fit is an Ifor Williams 12/6 flat bed,
3.5 ton, twin axle.
Has anyone towed one of these trailers with a Range Rover on board, is the
balance ok or was it too nose heavy?
TIA
Martin


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Old 12-01-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Trailer to carry Range Rover Classic

I towed a 1983 Range Rover from Reading to Ipswich on a 3.5 ton twin
axle Ifor Williams, behind a 110. Not sure if it was exactly the same
model as the one you are looking at - mine is a beavertail flat bed,
just long enough to take a Rangie without it hanging off the back end.
Anyway, the trailer coped fine. You have to be careful carrying any
Land Rover on one of these trailers. As the bed sits above the wheels,
once you put a big tall heavy vehicle on the trailer the centre of
gravity ends up very high. This can lead to the nose of the trailer
pitching up and down on bumpy roads, especially if the rear suspension
of the towing vehicle is a bit worn. It also means that vehicle
positioning on the trailer is important - plenty of weight over the
towball seems to work fine for me.

If I had the money I'd probably change the Ifor Williams for a low bed
car transporter. But I'm happy enough with it for now.

Richard

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Old 12-01-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
Martin Coombs
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Re: Trailer to carry Range Rover Classic

Hi Richard
Thanks for the info.
I would have liked a low bed, but too wide to get through my garage doors.
Looked at the beaver tail 14 foot, but 6 inches too long for the garage.
My only choice is the 12 foot flat bed, but balance was my main concern.
I suppose I have the option of driving on or reversing on to get the
optimium balance.
The Rangie is to be bobtailed so rear overhang should be minimal.
Tow car will be my 04 Disco TD5.

Thanks

Martin


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Old 12-01-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Trailer to carry Range Rover Classic

On or around Thu, 01 Dec 2005 20:15:29 GMT, "Martin Coombs"
<martin-coombs@ntlworld.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Looking to get a trailer to carry my Range Rover Classic.
>Due to garage size, the biggest I can fit is an Ifor Williams 12/6 flat bed,
>3.5 ton, twin axle.
>Has anyone towed one of these trailers with a Range Rover on board, is the
>balance ok or was it too nose heavy?


remember that you can alter the balance by loading the rangie on the trailer
back to front. If you have silly noseweight, this might help.

You're looking for something in the region of 25-50Kg noseweight for most
towing vehicles, LRs of all shapes included.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Trailer to carry Range Rover Classic

Martin Coombs wrote:
> Hi Richard
> Thanks for the info.
> I would have liked a low bed, but too wide to get through my garage
> doors.


Does anyone actually keep such trailers in a garage?

Huw


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Old 12-04-2005, 03:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Trailer to carry Range Rover Classic

In message <3vbh1kF154bhiU1@individual.net>, Huw
<hedydd@[nospam].invalid> writes
>Martin Coombs wrote:
>> Hi Richard
>> Thanks for the info.
>> I would have liked a low bed, but too wide to get through my garage
>> doors.

>
>Does anyone actually keep such trailers in a garage?
>
>Huw



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