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I Not aware if people do something like this in the US, common here though. Do you know anyone or yourself that has done this on the beach or in the desert?
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Oceano Dunes, CA?


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One of our members, Burbman, does it all the time., and with a large trailer also!
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I could not tell if they de-aired the tires or not, which is the usual tactic. They'll reduce the pressure way down to 10 or 12 psi. Look at the ground clearance on that TT. I've seen other videos of the Aussies towing that brand of TT up rock covered goat paths with a 20% grade. I think it must be a off-road trailer.


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2.5 ton trailer, thats 5000 lbs. Try it with a 9 to 10k TT and lets talk.


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I bet if they made a dead stop they couldn't get started again. Then it would be get out the planks and try to recover...it was remarkable though.

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BarneyS wrote:

One of our members, Burbman, does it all the time., and with a large trailer also!
Let the talking begin!

Quite common here, generally 7,500lb to 8000lb + Off Road Caravan


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My tundra has a bit of envy for the diesel Toyotas they have available down under. Wish they offered them here!

Yes the Diesel SUV's pull very well over sand etc.


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2.5 ton trailer, thats 5000 lbs. Try it with a 9 to 10k TT and lets talk.

More like close to 8000lbs.

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Yeah he airs down the tires. The off road driving book I just read said that you should measure the sidewall height at full pressure then bleed off air until you reduce that to 75% of the full pressure height but never below 10-12 psi. Drive dead slow and that will prevent tire damage.

Of course you'll need a way to air up the tires when you get off the sand, don't drive the deflated tires on pavement more that a few feet.

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Think all the stuff stays in the cabinets?


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My tundra has a bit of envy for the diesel Toyotas they have available down under. Wish they offered them here!


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