What do you tow with yours?

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Reply #275 - Jan 20, 2015 - 15:13
R M Trailers Ltd, Alresford.  8x4 mesh-side trailer with rear ramp. massively heavy beast, tows steady as a rock at 70 mph (although obviously not behind a series 1!)  I think it might have been ex-Royal Artillery, but not sure.  Key thing is that it has LR hubs and wheels, so only need the one spare.

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Reply #276 - Jan 20, 2015 - 16:37
It seems that R M Trailers is nowadays a division of Tex Engineering, and they make bespoke trailers for the MoD and civil organisations. Explains why its built like a tank, even if a little rusty nowadays! I have not seen anything which will quite replace it, hence I patch it up and keep going. Ifor Williams are perhaps the best nearest equivalent, but being aluminium they are much lighter and don't tow so stably......

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Reply #277 - Jan 20, 2015 - 16:55
Ifor Williams are perhaps the best nearest equivalent, but being aluminium they are much lighter and don't tow so stably......

I thought we were talking about trailers and towing things?  If we are - Ifor Williams make galvanised steel trailers and they tow beautifully.

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Reply #278 - Jan 20, 2015 - 17:52
All in a days work !
The hard life of a 107" station wagon, Edinburgh and back on Saturday and now this today my owner is taking the  :censored:

           ;D ;D

Dale


Bring that load over to Inverness Dale. That will make the tatties grow. ;D

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Reply #279 - Jan 20, 2015 - 21:30
at arrival and departure not always the same ...  ;D
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Reply #280 - Feb 02, 2015 - 20:28
 CC bemused on arrival,  they dont seem to like older vehicles.

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Reply #281 - Feb 02, 2015 - 20:34
CC bemused on arrival,  they dont seem to like older vehicles.


Yes, I had a run in with the CC after a visit to its Castleton site in my IIA Carawagon.
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Reply #282 - Feb 11, 2015 - 23:43
We were out for a walk one afternoon on a quiet country road, for ages we could hear something slowly coming up the hill behind us in low gear - turned out to be a S1 lugging a Field Marshall on a trailer !


Sadly didn't have a camera or phone.....

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Reply #283 - Feb 12, 2015 - 09:39
CC bemused on arrival,  they dont seem to like older vehicles.

On what grounds and what form does this phobia take?

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Reply #284 - Feb 12, 2015 - 09:44
hovis picking up the scrap from around the garden (whats left of the 86 on the trailer is for sale if any one would like it's on the form )  :smiley:

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Reply #285 - Feb 12, 2015 - 09:45
sorry wrong picture

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Reply #286 - Feb 12, 2015 - 09:53
On what grounds and what form does this phobia take?

Almost anything that does not look like a caravan and a car in my experience. Once attempted to enter an Open to all comers CC site with a foreign registered disco + small cruising boat on a trailer (  Explained that a caravan like this boat contains beds seats and a cooker under a roof) We also planned to use a tent.  When assured that the boat was not a caravan ( or baggage trailer either) and would have to have been left outside in the main racecourse car park and that using a hammer after 8pm to knock pegs in was against site rules ( It was after 8pm ) ....We left.

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Reply #287 - Feb 12, 2015 - 12:13
 :cool: today i am using stumpy  to cart logs and my girls very useful  little car not so sure about the girls they are not doing much  work

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Reply #288 - Feb 12, 2015 - 14:49
CC bemused on arrival,  they dont seem to like older vehicles.

Bet you have to be really careful with low bridges given the height of the flag pole  :tic:

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Reply #289 - Jul 07, 2015 - 20:59
I know it's not vintage but tows well behind the 80 and a perfect fit to carry an 80 when required, the wife gets very suspicious when it disappears off the drive as it gives the ideal piggy back for future projects  ;D

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Reply #290 - Jul 08, 2015 - 10:44
wish you had that before the national rally a few weeks back S1,80" >:( we could have taken my heap on it ;D 

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Reply #291 - Jul 08, 2015 - 22:29
Our Series 1 tows our Disco without a steering column fitted (we wish but couldnt resist it)

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Reply #292 - Jul 12, 2015 - 23:54
wish you had that before the national rally a few weeks back S1,80" >:( we could have taken my heap on it ;D


One condition owd bob - No copper or brass! weight restrictions applicable  ;D


Pulled the logsplitter to the Cheshire Steam Fair this Saturday for it's first outing, attracted some interest at the show which was good, only one series 1 apart from mine there ... maybe others on Sunday don't know?


Hope to see you and the wife at Astle Park in August, Regards Jon.

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #293 - Jul 31, 2015 - 19:59
Today I was in need of moving a 5.5m long heavy pole. Thanks to the 86" and a small troley and a jack I did it on my own.
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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #294 - Aug 09, 2015 - 19:28
I enjoy gardening when it gives me an excuse to mess about with my 88".  Unfortunately the wind was blowing in the wrong direction to light the fire  :(

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Reply #295 - Aug 09, 2015 - 20:16
Grandad to the rescue, he broke down at the round about just round the corner.

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Reply #296 - Aug 10, 2015 - 08:24
Well i finally towed the 1939 Standard Gwynne trailer fire pump to its first rally over the weekend at Astle Pk Cheshire, a round trip of about 70 miles and thankfully all went well :smiley:
 
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Reply #297 - Sep 10, 2015 - 19:18
Collected 10cwt of stone today in my 1940s Brockhouse BT9 trailer.

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #299 - Mar 06, 2016 - 12:09
Found this pic whilst looking through some old files, used the 80" a few years back as support truck for baling operations through the summer with tools, twine etc. We had two balers in one field to bring back not far from home at the end of the season so we used the 80" since it was handy.
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