Ideal Off-Road Trailers
When we head into the wilderness with our 4×4 vehicles, we usually tow a trailer to hold most of the camping gear and luggage. However, the regular, road-biased models cannot go off-road. Driving within the limitations imposed by the trailer often means slowing down to a crawl or dirt roads and not being able to traverse rough and uneven terrain at all. Although your vehicle can easily handle the punishment, the weakest link becomes whatever it is you are towing behind it. Therefore, you want something for sale on today’s market that can keep up with your vehicle, wherever it goes.
Echo 4×4 Centre offers a solution in the form of our off-road trailers. They are designed specifically for undulating terrain and gravel roads. We offer five models for sale in various different sizes to choose from. We live in a country full of natural beauty to explore and enjoy and the outdoor enthusiast’s vehicle can take them to where they want to be. So, it is only prudent to ensure that you have a trailer that can follow suit.
The Benefit of an Off-Road Trailer
Just look at the design of a 4×4 vehicle and you will see what makes it perform so well on gravel roads and rough terrain. These characteristics are the main reason people buy these vehicles and the most important ones are at the bottom of the car, namely the wheels, tyres, chassis, and suspension system. Off-road vehicles ride higher off the ground to provide enough clearance for them to drive on undulating surfaces and the same logic applies to off-road trailers. The increased ride height also increases the suspension travel and its ability to absorb bumps more efficiently and put less strain on the chassis.
A reinforced chassis is also a notable difference between a regular and an off-road vehicle. With a trailer hooked to the rear end of your vehicle, the strain on it is even higher. An off-roader’s chassis has to deal with a variety of dynamic forces acting on it all the time and these do not only include bending and torsion forces, but also shocks and towing forces exerted on it by whatever it is towing, such as a heavy caravan. Therefore, whatever is being towed must be strong enough to withstand the rigours of a 4×4 trail, something you have to keep in mind when browsing the trailers for sale.
Since a trailer is towed by a vehicle, it needs protection from debris and flying stones being thrown up by the tow vehicle. The problem can be minimised by adding mud flaps to your vehicle, but these cannot stop everything. That is why our Echo off-road models have reinforced bodyshells and protection to deal with this problem, so you can think about the road ahead, instead of worrying about what is going on behind you. A 4×4 vehicle can kick up lots of dust and rocks when driving over a gravel road and you want something for sale that can take the punishment.
By increasing the diameter of the tyres and wheels, our off-road trailers can easily handle severely undulating terrain. The larger diameter offers a larger contact patch on the road surface as well. Since bigger wheels have a larger diameter, they run over small undulations more smoothly and do not drop into potholes as easily. This also applies to your 4×4 and is the reason off-road tyres are for sale in larger diameters for these vehicles in comparison to regular road tyres.
Echo 4×4 Centre is your one-stop supplier of everything off-road. We offer accessories, tents, motorhomes, caravans, and trailers for sale that can handle rough and uneven terrain. For more information on how you can enhance your camping and adventuring experience with our equipment, please browse our website for details.