Towing your camper trailer and boat in road-train
I wonder how many Aussie blokes would love to take the offroad caravan and boat away on the family holiday but cant. I have friends who go in two cars so they can take both offroad camper trailer and boat. I have other friends who do two trips over 300 kilometers so they can have the boat as well. So I guess that might be OK if you are going for 2 weeks but what if you are going for the weekend?
So maybe we start by taking a look at the Aussie road rules. Lets be fair here, if truckies are allowed to tow road train and have 3 or 4 trailers and be over 100metres long (granted they aren’t allowed in built up areas) so what if we want to tow the offroad camper trailer or offroad caravan and the boat. Why not have a special school to train people to be able to handle road train just like they do with road trains, why wouldn’t that be OK? We could have special rules in place like all axles need to be brakes and the second trailer needs to be half the weight of the first and total weight needs to remain under the total safe towing limit for the car, offroad hitch or level riders must be used etc, etc
Believe it of not I remember when I was a kid going away with my Dad’s brothers old Jeep Wagoneer with the offroad caravan and boat both hooked up in convoy and of we went on holiday. OK so we didn’t live in Australia at the time. In South Africa you were allowed to tow road train (convoy) and so if it worked over there why not here in Australia.