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90 Dreamer



Member Since: 13 Jul 2019
Location: Oop North
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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

yes have done the same with a car transporter before.........

never really understood why but in general there seems to be a 'fear' of twin axle caravans for some reason??
coming from a commercial,background then the twin was the obvious in some ways ' only' choice for the use we wanted
not quite as marked now but at one point you could pick up lightly used twin axle vans for relative peanuts due to this as the main populus only wanted a single axle regardless of spec / size

have no intention of selling this latest van anytime soon so the depreciation "hit" was never really a consideration

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zilch



Member Since: 11 Sep 2019
Location: Whitsundays & Sydney
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Australia 

Not quite 8 feet, our new 7'8" wide twin axle off road caravan we just took delivery of.
down on its bump stops, it raises about another 3' in normal ride height thanks to
a Cruisemaster air suspension (Cruisemasters Mr Goddard junior did the towing
review with the 5 seat New Defender towing their own Zone Whistle )


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 yet another pommie bar steward down under

MY20 110 P400 SE Defender
MY10 3.0 RR Sport

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scotsstag



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Scotland 2004 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Rutland Red


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Not quite 8' wide but a fair size all the same and the Milenco Grand Aero towing mirrors work great for my set up Thumbs Up . 04' 90 Td5 CSW..

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90 Dreamer



Member Since: 13 Jul 2019
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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Have just been up in Scotland over the w/end albeit nit with the LR towing.......

VW on winter tyres was mint...
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Iggle piggle



Member Since: 10 Sep 2014
Location: Wales
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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 V8 Petrol ST Alpine White

I’ve had a couple of 8ft wide twins now, never been brave enough to tow them with the Ninety though, I dread to think what the Miles Per Garage would be!

Going 8ft wide was a little daunting at first but with good planning on Steet view etc I've not had any problems in Wales, lakes, Cornwall etc

4 wheel motor mover is a great bit of kit I always said I wouldn’t need but couldn’t live without now!
Depending on the ground your on it will virtually spin on its own length

I use Grand Aero mirrors with the extra long arms on a Ranger so I would imagine they would be a must on a LR



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Likeomg



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2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Stornoway Grey

towed this thing about 200 miles for a friend... absolutely no drama at all behind the 90


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