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  1. David Brown Tractor Club might be the best bet?
  2. Yea I know they didnt run Amazons, just not seen many Crusader/Amazons with single round headlights before I was sent the service pics of mine. Normally see the twin rounds and the civvi squares.
  3. Interesting headlights on that! Similar to mine when it was first in service: Out of curiosity what is the truck behind that Amazon wrecker?
  4. Well shes been under the low loader a few times now... Currently building a Scammell house as the weather hasnt been kind to the Crusader cab or Explorer back body
  5. Just a gentle nudge... Does anyone have that brake info pdf from 2007 handy?
  6. Hi Steve, The Rubery Owen trailers are plated to 5.5ton I believe (after my little road side chat) so without some paperwork and a DVSA headache it wouldn't be legal to tow behind the 110 either unfortunately. The 110 is capable of pulling the weight its just stopping it and controlling it. I have had mine up to 30mph behind my 90 and my 110 and these trailers like to wander behind the tow vehicle but the Land Rover isn't heavy enough to let it wander so the trailer makes the back of the Land Rover wander, not a nice feeling! If you just need to move it once for a short distance then borrow a tractor, more controlled and within your licence entitlements. I am based near Manchester so that would be a long haul for me! But thanks for the offer I will bare it in mind if im down that way.
  7. Hi Steve, Long story short my advice is don't change the brake system!! My living van was modified from standard specification by the previous owner, it had a hitch (poorly) welded on and a master cylinder bolted to a bit of angle iron and bolted to the drawbar... this was pushing fluid into the reservoir port of the air over hydraulic master cylinder so probably didn't do anything useful. For my use behind tractors it was fine as long as you stopped carefully, behind Scammells and ERFs you didnt know it was there. That being said I was stopped for an inspection and the living van has now got a GV9 prohibition on it because the brake system has been modified from standard spec and only braked on the front axle. So I am looking for the parts to put my living van back to standard spec and get the GV9 lifted so it can be used again. As for towing behind a land rover 110, its fine for shunting even without brakes but much above 25-30mph the living van tries to push the 110 side to side in and disconcerting fashion, so I would advise against that too! Sorry this isnt the reply you were looking for but after spending a lot of time and money fixing the damp/leaks and re-insulating my living van I now cant take it anywhere and I wouldnt want another enthusiast to have the same issues. Thanks Nick
  8. I know this thread is almost a decade old, but any info on the brake system of the FV2500 series trailers would be greatly received. My living van is in need of some TLC Also has anyone updated their trailer to tubeless radial tyres?
  9. KBC 116N I bought it off Dave Crouch and he said he had it when it got de-mobbed, heres when Dave had her. Will have to treat her to some better batteries and use the fuel pump cold start in future i think :rotfl: Need to try her under the lowloader when I get the ballast box off.
  10. Well we have sorted the gear linkage out so it shifts nicely now, she still kicks out of top gear like a mule though! Also seems very reluctant to start in this colder weather despite giving her a good lick of cold start... Heres a celebratory pic
  11. my low loader brakes seem more than adequate behind my 4x2 ERF so hopefully no issues behind a 6x4 Scammell heavy hauler with faster diffs lol
  12. If you do get any let me know antar What sort of speed is safe with the hub reductions? Any issues running at modern motorway speeds? My cousin is a truck fitter n every time i mention regearing my new toy to approach more comfortable cruising speeds he gives me grief n says im stupid but ive seen a couple that run quicker with no issues so would like more opinions from those that have, bearing in mind i will be towing a tandem axle king lowloader with an explorer plonked on top lol
  13. Thanks mike so 35 or 65 ton is just a matter of perspective then?
  14. the 35t and 65t business does confuse me to be honest, she is around 61t on the plate. Nice to know a little more of its history, Dave said he put a new engine in it when he had her. Looking at the earlier posts in the thread from the lad with the "RoadHaus" crusader the 5.5 ring and pinions seem to be the way to go when I have some time and money!
  15. I believe she was a 65ton tank transporter which Dave Crouch converted to take smaller 2" fifth wheel and lowered the arches and strap box to suit. She only does 40 mph and the ballast box is just sat on the fifth wheel, shes still capable of towing a trailer.
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