Do you think my tow vehicle is up to spec, or, do I need to invest in a bigger one?
Do you think my tow vehicle is up to spec, or do I need to invest in a bigger one?
This is an often asked, especially when the tow vehicle below is used. Pleas Note:This is not intended to be a serious Post. Important observations about owning this Tow Vehicle displayed in the Video below:
Cheap to Buy and Repair.
Spare parts available in most outback towns.
No Heavy, and complicated tools needed to keep it running.
The chances of getting a Speeding Ticket? Hmmmm NONE!
NO REGO NEEDED in all States and Territories of Australia.
The gear ratio on the model shown in the video above, is 1:1. (Might prove a bit difficult going up hills.)
Head winds are a real nightmare (You might end up going backwards if the wind is gusting)
No all weather option available, (Extra weight in the caravan, for wet weather gear.)
No all wheel drive available in this model.
You will need rear view mirrors, as per road rules. (This will cause some directional steering instability, when the mirrors are attached to the handlebar, --- P.S. ADDING a bit of Extra Weight to the Tow Ball should fix it)
The regulation Bell already fitted, might need to be upgraded to an electric horn. (Extra and unforeseen expense)
Braking on a downhill incline, might prove a tad long. (I would suggest the fitting of electric brakes)
Night Driving is a Real NO NO (The batteries needed to operate the necessary lights and safety gear, would put you in real danger of being overloaded, on any weigh bridge.)
Reversing into parking spots is nearly impossible. (So you can only use drive through locations for your holiday, You Might find a nice Caravan Park Attendant, who will park your van for you.)
One More Important Observation:
I would not recommend choosing any scenic route, which has winding and hilly roads as a feature. Going uphill would prove quite a strain on the calf muscles, and going down hill, would ultimately require the need to carry extra underwear with you. Have Fun, and NEVER OVERLOAD your Tow Vehicle.