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Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:18 pm

In April 2006 we went to the Richtersveld.
We did not have an off-road trailer, so I decided to build one two weeks before the trip.
I wrote the whole story and placed it at http://www.pietpetoors.com/trailer/

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Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:37 pm

Lyk my jy is 'n man van vele talente. :wink:
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Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:01 pm

What tools did you use? Did you use a angle grinder or cutting machine to do the cutting work? Did you use an arch welder?
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Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:08 pm

Looks very good.
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Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:47 pm

Geez Piet... I built a couple of valve amplifiers and bent my own metal chassis... I was so proud of those, kinks and all... :D

I see I have a long way to go with my metal-work... the trailer looks great!

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:51 pm

I am selling my trailer for R14,000. This what it cost me to build. With the Hilux I have enough space and do not use the trailer anymore. Anybody interested can contact me at 083-431-5841
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Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:37 pm

Hi Piet
In verband met die off road trailer wat jy gebou het:
As jy dit iewers genoem het het ek dit gemis...hoeveel het die sleepwa geweeg met die canopy op maar sonder dat dit gepak was?
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Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:02 pm

hey there i had a question about the trailer, can anyone tell me how much the trailer ways? unloaded and fully loaded, because if it ways more than 750kg loaded than i will need a new driver liscense, to pull some wait.
so if you can tell me, doesn't need to be exactly just so i have an idea of the wait.

thx davy
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Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:52 pm

Dalux wrote:hey there i had a question about the trailer, can anyone tell me how much the trailer ways? unloaded and fully loaded, because if it ways more than 750kg loaded than i will need a new driver liscense, to pull some wait.
so if you can tell me, doesn't need to be exactly just so i have an idea of the wait.

thx davy
Why will you need a new lisence,do you have a B on your license card?
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Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:01 pm

that's the law out here in belgium, if you want to pull a trailer above 750kg you will need a new liscense.
it's stupid, i know, my dad got his car liscense and got the trailer and moto liscense for free with it, but since a few years you need another liscense, for car is BE, and you can pull a small trailer, above 750kg you need a BE liscense.
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Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:44 am

that's the law out here in belgium, if you want to pull a trailer above 750kg you will need a new liscense.
it's stupid, i know, my dad got his car liscense and got the trailer and moto liscense for free with it, but since a few years you need another liscense, for car is BE, and you can pull a small trailer, above 750kg you need a BE liscense.
It is the same here in the RSA.On our license it is EB
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:30 pm

Hi Pieter, Moet jou gelukwens. Baie goeie Job gedoen. Ekself, as 'n prof. treiler bouer (Bantam Trailers) het nie fout gesien nie, maar sou graag wou weet wat die Tarra was van die kompleet Treiler. Dit moes hel swaar gewees het as jy kyk na jou vloerplaat ens. Soos jy genoem het het jy dit vir 'n rede gedoen, maar oor die algemeen, baie goeie voorbeeld van wat gedoen kan word as jy wil. Ek hou van jou tip idee. Baie goeie voorbeeld van veeldoeligheid.
Jy kan vir ons kom werk hoor !
Jammer jy wil verkoop, dit is gebou vir 'n leeftyd.
Goed gedaan.
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:54 pm

Louis, ek het hom oneglukkig verkoop voordat ek hom kon weeg.
Omdat dit eintlik my ou sleepwa was ek wat "net herstel het" was dit "nie nodig" om hom te weeg vir registrasie doeleindes nie.
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