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#1 Gav694 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 03:33 PM

I am too tired to be excited at the moment as I have just arrived home from a little trip into Germany. This is a deal I have been working on for a while with a friend of mine in Germany doing a lot of the translating for me.

 

I set off on a 300 mile drive to Newcastle to catch a ferry to Amsterdam which was supposed to take 15 hours but in the end it was an 18 hour crossing.

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Then it was a 400 mile drive to our first nights accommodation.

The next day was a 150 mile drive to collect the prize, then 150 miles back to the same accommodation

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We then took a few days to travel back visiting a few places on the way back - this was due to a technicality where I had to justify the trip as a family holiday to my wife and son :D

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Ferry back also took 18 hours

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In total it was 1800 miles a lot of fuel and not a lot of sleep.

There was also an old couple in a small village that got a scare when I drove around a roundabout the wrong way when my autopilot kicked in and I started driving on the left, oops :wallbanging:

 

I will post more pics of the trailer once I get it unloaded

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Edited by Gav694, October 25, 2013 - 03:34 PM.

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 03:44 PM

Looks like you had a great time.


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 04:30 PM

Sounds like quite an adventure you had.

Glad you found the trailer and picked it up.


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Wow, what a trip. Glad you had a good time. Did you get 2 of them so you can ship one to Will??
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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:11 PM

That is a cool little trailer.


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:31 PM

How do they get the trailer drive speed to match the tractor's drive speed while running off the PTO? Does it have it's own transmission too?
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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:54 PM

Nice trailer, really nice actually. It sounds like a nice trip. It looks like you had that VW Tiguan loaded pretty heavy. 


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:57 PM

Bravo. You got it!!!!! :dancingbanana:

 

Glad you had a good trip. I hope it's(trailer) all you expected.

It's nice that you got to make a family event out of it.

 

Did you stop, and pick up that PTO adaptor, so we can see

some action video soon?

 

What size are the tires on it?


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:17 PM

That's great, Gav! Neat trailer, now Will is going to have to ship one over here!


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:23 PM

That's great, Gav! Neat trailer, now Will is going to have to ship one over here!

 

 

:rolling: I was kind of hoping John would ship it over here, and let me

restore it for a while. :D


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:24 PM

AWESOME Gav!  You are now the only person I know that owns a trailer like that, and that trailer looks great!  Loks like the pto adapter is in back of the trailer as well!  Action video soon I hope!


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:29 PM

Wow, a real honest to goodness ELF Wagon. (I know it's a gutbrod)

 

I bet Will will have trouble sleeping even knowing one exists.

 

Just so you know, there will need to be a few measurements taken and a gear ratio to be found in your near future :D


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:52 PM

Wow, a real honest to goodness ELF Wagon. (I know it's a gutbrod)

 

I bet Will will have trouble sleeping even knowing one exists.

 

Just so you know, there will need to be a few measurements taken and a gear ratio to be found in your near future :D

 

 

:bigrofl:

 

Actually, I knew about this over a month ago. You're right. I haven't been

sleeping. Check my log in times.

 

Hey John, what size are the bolts in the side panel hinges? :bounce:  :bounce:


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 08:10 PM

:bigrofl:

 

Actually, I knew about this over a month ago. You're right. I haven't been

sleeping. Check my log in times.

 

Hey John, what size are the bolts in the side panel hinges? :bounce:  :bounce:

Metric, Will, clearly metric.

 

So, you already got a spare truck axle ready to make your own?  


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 08:20 PM

Looks neat but I guess I'm dumb but what is it used for ?
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