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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by anglefire » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:27 pm

I'm going to guess that it may be optimistic - purely from a charging capacity (Of the traxide kit, rather than alternator) but depends on ratings etc.


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by Bodsy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:28 pm

Did you get the sc40 or 80? If 80, then no problem. I have the FPC kit which has an Anderson connector at the towing sockets. I have another cable I connect from that to a mounted Anderson on the trailer. Which is connected to my tRailer battery. I use a 115ah gel battery. No need for a yellowtop as I wanted more capacity than the 55ah they provide.

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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by J@mes » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:25 pm

Bodsy wrote: less likely to get nicked with a Sankey hitch on :thumbright:

Behave, every pikey transit tipper bed has a pin hitch on it!

Anyway, if anyone needs help with buying a Sankey from MOD Sales I live about 12 miles from them, so can assist in delivery/ meeting if required! :thumbright:


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by Jason » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:01 pm

The biggest drawback for me on a Nato Hitch, and after checking................The AA will not collect them anymore apparently. Knowing the D3's reliability, I would'nt want a trailer stranded in the UK.


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by DSL » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:03 pm

JASON wrote:Knowing the D3's reliability
Shhhhhhhhh, don't mention that. Mine's been perfect since I last used it. :whistle: :whistle:


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by anglefire » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:04 pm

Don't use the AA :whistle:


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by Jason » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:08 pm

Bodsy wrote:Did you get the sc40 or 80? If 80, then no problem. I have the FPC kit which has an Anderson connector at the towing sockets. I have another cable I connect from that to a mounted Anderson on the trailer. Which is connected to my tRailer battery. I use a 115ah gel battery. No need for a yellowtop as I wanted more capacity than the 55ah they provide.

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Cheers for that Ian, I have the Sc80....

Sounds like an Anderson connector for me then.


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by Chicken Duck » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:37 pm

JASON wrote:Anybody know if I can fit another Battrey into the trailer, and power it via the Traxide kit. What I am hoping is to somehow run the cables from the D3 to the trailer (not sure how yet), to another Yellow Top.

Or am I being unrealistic.


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by Jason » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:55 pm

Cheers DD, did'nt think about that. :headbang:


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Re: Overlanding Trailers/set-ups

Post by benp » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:12 am

J@mes wrote:
Anyway, if anyone needs help with buying a Sankey from MOD Sales I live about 12 miles from them, so can assist in delivery/ meeting if required! :thumbright:

:idea: Off topic did nt know you were that close to Grantham there are a few lanes out that way that could be explored..... :thumbright:


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