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Subject Topic: What goes in trailer and what in car?
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Message posted by Old Smokey22/7/2017 at 12:29am
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Each to their own. No one can prepare for a full blown rta which ur suggesting. Weakest link is the trailer, most likely tyres or bearings. Put least value, hazard & weight in it in case of spills.

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Message posted by reggiewac22/7/2017 at 9:39pm
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Yeah, not sure on your view of weights either. My trailer is rated to 650kg total and weighs 100kg, so a 550kg load. There is no way on earth I'd put that kind of weight in my boot once the car is full of people.

I put my tent in the boot purely because it cost about three and a half grand and I don't want it rubbing in the trailer.

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Message posted by The Survivors22/7/2017 at 10:17pm
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Old Smokey,

Where did I suggest you could prepare for a full blown rta, I never suggested that.

It's just that if I was to be in one I would prefer to mitigate as much as possible. If that means keeping a gas canister away from my children I will take the safest course of action, as the children are in the car that means putting the gas in the trailer.

All said and done the trailer is designed specifically to carry goods. Our fully loaded camping trailer still only carries around 55 to 60 % of the weight it has been designed to do. So it is very much within its capacity.

In our saloon car the manufacturer recommends the following:

Max. luggage compartment load (all vehicles): 35 kg (77 lbs). The maximum permitted luggage compartment load can be exceeded, provided the requirements regarding the maximum permissible axle weights and tyre pressures are followed. ıThe maximum permissible weight of the vehicle, including passengers and load. ² The front and rear axle maximum loads cannot be reached simultaneously, as this will exceed the GVW limit.

Thus we are very restricted to either a trailer or roofbox (or both).

But as you say each to their own, what works for some does not necessarily work for others.

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Right, we have a Chevrolet Cruze Estate.

We usually start by packing as much flat stuff as we can in the boot (which is very big!) So tables, folding larders, kitchen, etc all go in there. Tent and clothes holdalls go in foot well in front of back seat. Only two of us and Bailey so nobody else in the back. We find by putting the tent there it's easy to access first and also creates a nice space for Bailey to lay on! We then fill the trailer with the more oddly shaped things like chairs, our filled plastic drawers, electrical box with lamps and stuff and all the bags with bits and bobs in.

Bedding and blankets go in the roof bag.

We then go back to the boot and fill any remaining space with smaller electrical items, kettle, toaster, heater, etc. We top the trailer off with tarps and groundsheets and the firepit(if we're taking it) and the BBQ.

Windbreaks are attached to the roofbars down the side of the roof bag.

Hey presto!

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