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Advice needed
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:00:46 PM »
Ok everybody knows that I'm currently working on my bedie van, but I would like to ask the experts here about converting a camper into a horse transport van, come sleeper over head, reason why I'm asking we currently have a large specially built float for towing our big clydies around, they weigh about one ton each and the poor crewman struggles, we are just over our limit but only just, so is it possible to convert a 3 ton bedie for the job?

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Re: Advice needed
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 02:24:10 PM »
Graham... Is your crewman a 6cyl or 8cyl ?
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Re: Advice needed
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 04:11:20 PM »
Its a 3.6 six, rated at 2.5 ton towing, has no trouble on open road, sits on 100 kph easy, just struggles up steep hills, would rather a 350 in a bedi on gas, if it was all right for the job

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Re: Advice needed
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 09:12:04 PM »
I recon you will have no problems with a beddy
With a 350 Graham,
Thats what im puttin in both of my vans.

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Re: Advice needed
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 07:48:04 AM »
I was thinking of this maybe, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bedford-CF-Motor-Home-/201112637020?pt=AU_Caravans_RVs&hash=item2ed33f4e5c, I would strip everything from the side door back and cut the back of and replace with a full gate/ramp on hydraulics, its in the long term plan at the moment, but it might be another excuse to get another Bedford  :D :D :D :D 
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Re: Advice needed
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 07:38:37 PM »
Graham,

just some technical info on the CF tray type you are looking at.

As you can see from my avatar I have a CF Car Carrier (It is registered as a Car Carrier here in West Aust)
It has the following details listed on the rego papers:
Tare: 1680 Agg: 3353 GCM: 3353

I think a CF will struggle to carry the load of 2 Clydies.

I have had a Chrysler Grand Voyager on the back my CF and it is very different to drive. ;D ::) :-[ :-\
Very top heavy and the brakes are really interesting with that sort of load (my guess 3800 all up)

The TK beddy truck would be a better choice as the chassis is bigger and built to carry the load.
There are quite a few of these as Removal Vans here in Aust. that come up for sale.

Just my thoughts.

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Re: Advice needed
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 08:15:40 AM »
Thanks Rhett, your advice is greatly appreciated, as I don't have any idea about this, that why I thought I would ask first before getting carried away
 
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Re: Advice needed
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 10:47:39 AM »
Hey Graham ,
What about  1 of these models.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/londonderry/heavy-farming-agriculture-equipment/old-bedford-truck/1049401711

They look cool, and full chassis.
 
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 02:14:58 PM »
Thanks Marty, got to get this one past the wife, will take some convincing to part with the float
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