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Subject Topic: Always buy the next trailer size up!
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Message posted by MadMum197216/2/2013 at 8:24pm
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Wish we had bought the next size trailer up but there wasn't one bigger! We have the Maypole with the mesh sides and cover. We have a Vauxhall Zafira and a bike rack on the rear window!

We are seriously short of space, the children are buried under bedding and we can only fit two bikeson the bike rack as the third bike is too close to the trailer when we are trying to turn!

What fun! I told hubbie at the time that the tailer wouldn't be big enough to the joyful sounds of him saying "you worry too much, there's loads of room!".

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Message posted by atko16/2/2013 at 8:53pm
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We've been down this route.. bigger car, back box, roof box, trailer and then extent trailer. Now back to car and back box as just decluttered, left the tv and microwave at home and just took the basics.

We now much prefer our holidays as instaed of a day to erect all and put away it now only takes a few hours.

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Message posted by Barry_43203/6/2013 at 4:30pm
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My trailer - love it.



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Message posted by Jimbawumba03/6/2013 at 5:11pm
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We did the usual, car, car and bike rack, car bike rack and roof box, car bike rack roof box and small trailer. Then all that onto progressively bigger cars! Now bought this puppy to fit it all into...

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Message posted by G#Winger15/6/2013 at 10:59pm
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Driving back with it over fen roads made me want to buy a break away cable (I thought these were a legal requirement?)
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breakaway cables are for "braked" trailers to pull the breaks on the trailer in event of a detachment,
unbraked trailers should have a "safety chain" attatched from the trailer to the towbar, to keep the trailer "attatched" to the car in the event of a detatchment.
hope this helps
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Message posted by tentation18/6/2013 at 9:08am
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We're a family of three. We have a Picasso and took two seats out the one time we've been camping so far. It was a squeeze and we didn't take bikes, or even the stand for the cooker.

Saw some roof bars on ebay that were cheap. Bought them.

Then started looking for a cheap roofbox, and saw a 5ft by 3ft trailer locally for an excellent price, so bought that.

I was going to re-sell the roof bars on eBay, but having read this I might keep them ...

Message posted by pjaz18/6/2013 at 10:57am
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Tentation - we have a Picasso, roofbox and trailer so wise decision.

You only need decide to bring a friend along and your car packing plans will be in chaos.

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Message posted by tentation18/6/2013 at 1:26pm
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Thanks pjaz. I think I've done okay getting genuine roof bars and a 5ft by 3ft trailer for 80 or so all in - the prices were too good to turn down really.

Being from Yorkshire I can justify the roof bars as a means of avoiding paying a trailer supplement when we go on Cal Mac ferries :)

Message posted by tentation19/6/2013 at 11:10pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Cookie82 on 22/11/2012
It's great, I'm really impressed with it! Thanks for your help.

Think we're going to look for a trailer because of the weight restriction.

My car has the tow bar however Hubby went to collect our Monty Lake today & only the tent fit in the boot. Had to put the poles on the back seat!

Hubby has a Laguna but no tow bar. Looks like we'll be taking two cars for a little while!

Xx


The bak rak is like the Thule one, but cheaper and more versatile http://www.bak-rak.com/


Message posted by masekwm24/6/2013 at 12:06am
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2 months ago, the wife decided that camping wasn't for her so we sold our Erde 153 shown in the first post and started clearing out the camping stuff.

Today, we picked up our Brenderup and are off to France for 10 days in the tent and going as far south as possible.

I can't believe i am on my third trailer!

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Message posted by dk16824/6/2013 at 12:36am
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Quote: Originally posted by masekwm on 24/6/2013
2 months ago, the wife decided that camping wasn't for her so we sold our Erde 153 shown in the first post and started clearing out the camping stuff.

Today, we picked up our Brenderup and are off to France for 10 days in the tent and going as far south as possible.

I can't believe i am on my third trailer!


Good on you both, and you will not be disappointed with your Brenderup.

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