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Offline RAF101

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what trailer for a 6x6 Ambulance?
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:37:50 PM »
literature seems to suggest not more than a 1000kg tow or thereabouts.
So obviously light duty.
Thinking to buy a No.5- they weigh about 500kg yes?
And use it for lighter gear? The other 500kg...
Any thoughts welcomed.


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Re: what trailer for a 6x6 Ambulance?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 03:54:25 PM »
Hi RAF101 - Firstly welcome to the forum.  With any trailer the question is what do you need to tow, which I am sure you have already addressed this question,  so the cargo No 5 has an empty weight of aroung 360 Kgs, and its maximum laden weight is 860 kgs, giving you a payload weight capacity of 500 kg.  Over this you are putting stress on plant that is fairly old but well designed and built and in my opinion excellent value as I own two of them.  I also have a 750 Kg rated cooks trailer with the benefit of a drop tailgate which is a feature that I enjoy and tend to use this trailer more as a result.  You might find that access to the rear of the ambulance with the trailer on and not hitting the tow hitch when it is not, is more of the issue.  Whilst towing a number 5 trailer behind a 6x6 is easy, actually seeing the trailer is not so straight forwards due to the width of the vehicle being far wider than the trailer.  A single axle haulmark or cooks trailer which has a unloaded weight of 450 Kg with a maximum axle weight of 1200 Kg with the extendable side marker lights out each side would be something to consider, especially when reversing by yourself.

Hope this helps - cheers mate  STDDIVER

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Re: what trailer for a 6x6 Ambulance?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 04:17:00 PM »
Adding to what STDDIVER said, I would suggest a Crump & Cornish 1 ton cargo trailer.
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