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Club Trailer

Postby natty » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:27 am

G'day Viewers

Us Victorians are looking at getting a trailer to haul all of our launch gear (rods, rails, stands, launch controllers etc) to and from our launch site. Have an other clubs got something similar and if so can you send us some pics and advice on what worked and what didnt work?

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Re: Club Trailer

Postby october sky » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:37 pm

Here at QRS we have had one for number of years and as a matter a fact we got our new one not long ago.

Thanks to a lot of work from number of members it looks brilliant and is well organized.

Maybe some of the committee members have some photos ?
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Re: Club Trailer

Postby crom » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:55 pm

Not sure how much help this will be but here you go......
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Re: Club Trailer

Postby kopius » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:39 pm

It is one of the QRS trailers we had out at Thunda Down Under 2015. The old trailer has now been converted to hold just the lawn mower
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Re: Club Trailer

Postby CATO » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:28 am

Very compact, nicely done QRS.
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Re: Club Trailer

Postby natty » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:26 am

Thanks for posting those pictures!

The trailer looks great and I think that pretty much what we need. Any thoughts on what you would do to improve it or not do in the future?

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Re: Club Trailer

Postby OverTheTop » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:51 am

When I had my Nissan Patrol years ago I had a set of drawers from this mob:
http://www.offroadsystems.com.au/features.html

They worked really well. Maybe something like that in the trailer would be good.

Attending a caravan and camping show might get some gems of ideas too. Some of the campers are very clever with their use of space.

Also, the cargo barrier in a car can be a good place to store items. I have been known to make special brackets to hold things onto it, or just cable-tie things on. Keeps them accessible and visible. A piece of similar mesh (1") somewhere inside the trailer might find a similar use.
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