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Hi there I’m new to the forum.. I’ve recently acquired 2 ex military bowser trailers. I know absolutely nothing about them atm and would appreciate any information anyone could give me on them. I bought them as a pair and am planning on building an expedition trailer with one and possibly restor the other to sell. What would they be worth? 

Regards James 

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Being no expert on water trailers I would guess they are not British. The lamp above the number plate looks to me more of a US type.

Steve

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Similar Dutch Army water bowser, dated 1980, on Ebay, has different drawbar,  this type of trailer not really of much interest to collectors,  compared to a cargo trailer its only use is carrying water

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Bowser-Military-Trailer/273044621224?hash=item3f92ba47a8:g:djUAAOSwD39abaQe

 

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Used as a Daf YA 126 trailer then, i learned that the Ben-Hur ww2 trailers got repurposed between 1954 and 1958 by Polynorm. Someone can fill in more. 

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Thank you for your reply’s.... some good information. I’ll be picking them both up this weekend. I only paid 180 for the pair so not bad. I’m planning on using one as a project and sell the other. Any idea where I can fine spares like wheel bearings etc for them? 

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Afternoon James, 

Hope you're still a member. How are you getting on with the water bowser projects? If you still have them and are breaking for spares, I'm in desperate need of a wheel.

 

Cheers.

Gary

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I have a trailer rim in Holland, might have a tyre on it.

I need to get the ones with the snow chain hooks so i can sell or trade one.

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