Preparing for your next off-road adventure with durable 4×4 trailers
When you are travelling through Southern Africa to try out its myriad off-road trails, one thing is for sure: things do not always go as planned. If you have not experienced some of South Africa’s toughest and most talked-about off-road trails for yourself, you may wonder what to expect. Many of South Africa’s best trails are remote, so you will need to learn to expect a bit of everything, with a side of the unexpected at that.
Timing is everything when it comes to planning your off-road adventure. Many regions in South Africa have specific rainfall seasons. For instance, the wintertime is traditionally the wet season for the Western Cape, while the opposite is true for Gauteng. If you time it right, you will be blessed with pleasant, warm days relieved by cool breezes and mild nights for a memorable off-road adventure.
Pack enough supplies
For the serious off-roader, there are many 4×4 trailers for sale, ready to take your modern conveniences with you on the road. When you are travelling through South Africa, it is always good to include a few buffers of extra supplies and time, just in case. Staples like canned food can surely come in handy, especially if your 4×4 caravan’s fridge packs up, or if tracks end up being too slippery to leave the camp when planned. Water supply is another important point – always carry plenty of water at any given time, preferably bottled water so you can hydrate when necessary. Consider packing large 5-litre bottles in your 4×4 trailer, so you know you have water whenever you need it. After all, there is nothing worse than breaking down in the middle of nowhere, dry! If you are planning a 4-day off-road stint between stops, allow for enough water and food to last an extra few days.
Calculate your fuel needs
The next aspect to preparing for your off-road adventure is to calculate your fuel needs. This is especially important if you intend on taking on trails that do not have many filling stations along the way. Fuel is rather easy to calculate if you are travelling between towns, but it can become a tad bit tricky when navigating the bush. For any hope in calculating your expected usage, you have to know how much fuel your vehicle consumes when it is fully loaded and travelling off-road. A reliable and good map should roughly indicate the number of kilometres you will travel between fuel stops. It might be a good idea to pack an extra day or three’s worth of fuel reserves for a stress-free trip.
South Africa’s bush is not the place to break down. So drop your 4×4 off at a good mechanic’s workshop for a complete once-over every time you plan on undertaking a trip. This gives you plenty of time to sort out any issues, and allows your new parts to settle in before you leave on your trip, reducing the chances of suffering a costly call-out on the trail.
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We have been supplying South Africans with tough 4×4 trailers, caravans, and tents since 1984. Since our inception, we have been hard at work raising the standards of excellence in our industry, and we continue to strive towards adding value to the lives of our clients. As a family-owned and -run business, we know the value of great service. Our 200 employees guarantee you the highest quality products and service available on the market. Contact us to learn more about our company, and for all the information needed to make an informed purchasing decision for your next 4×4 trailer.