Preparing for the road again

Whilst it’s only mid-August now, I’ve been at Lake Balaton since early May and the season here ends 9 September. I had a few jobs I wanted to do on Rayquaza,  most of which I obviously did not find the time for! But a big one was to consider adding a small trailer so I can reduce the downwards weight in the motorhome and rather add that weight to a trailer.

This is quite important as the allowed maximum weight of my motorhome cannot exceed 3,500KG, which I’m quite sure it currently does. Apart from being unsafe it’s illegal and several other campers have been telling me about spot checks being done on motorhomes at highway weigh bridges, and very stiff fines being imposed on the spot for exceeding the allowed weight.

I did a fair amount of research and spoke to other motorhome owners where I could see they’ve added a trailer, and they all said the same thing – DO IT! It really improves the handling of the motorhome and obviously reduces the stress of knowing in the back of your head the motorhome is exceeding it’s allowed weight.

My camping neighbour here at Lake Balaton heard I was looking for a trailer and immediately recommended a supplier that provided hard-cover, lockable trailers.

It arrived last night (he was kind enough to go collect it for me, miles away) and WOW! I’m impressed. It seems to be German made and then imported to Hungary.

The build quality is fantastic and it was a great buy. For just under €1,000 as well, this is a trailer that will sell for easily double that in the UK. It’s watertight, very strong walls and roof and even with roofbars on top that will allow me to put the bike up there if I want (or the undeflated paddleboard if I want..).

I also really like the way it opens up so loading is easy (or showing the contents at a border crossing.)

All in, a good buy from this supplier – I can happily recommend them if you’re in the market for a trailer. It seems they are re-doing their website at the moment, but you can contact Gabor on and he’ll send you their stock list.

I’ll put up some pics and perhaps a video once I get this all loaded and hooked up.

Published by riaanvs

Me and my dog Olli, full-timing it in a motorhome from UK to Turkey, all year long. The adventure never stops.

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