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Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:34 pm
by SteveyC
:-) I love the way you kept just enough door to keep the handle on the GTE trailer very cool.

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:54 pm
by ScimitarMatt
The doors were cut, mitred at 90 degrees and now still come off to allow front loading of the trailer, using the original door catches to keep them in place, all very clever, and all the work of Len Pennington who gave the trailer to me, it really is well engineered.

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:31 am
by SteveyC
Very cool and very clever sounds like an understatement.

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:43 pm
by haddock
Nice pics!

This is the combination now, though the current autobox isn't up to scratch.
Misses is ok with aquamarine for the scim, but not for the van. To much, she says.
We'll see. I'm very happy she loves the Scim as much as I do.

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:06 pm
by Alan SS1
not quite sure what rules this combo broke. . . . . . but maybe quicker to list those it didn't :-)

I 'think' the engine is around 6 or 7 cwt
axle is from 1930 / 40s on it's side with kingpins/lock stops welded up (at least forty years ago)
wheels are modified Renault 4 about twenty years ago
brakes?
nose-weight?
amanco on trailer.JPG
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Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:41 pm
by bassman2008
Any advice please, currently own a 1995 abi dawnstar 2 berth weighs in at 950kg, would a 5a or 6a have any trouble towing this van.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:42 pm
by philhoward
Shouldn't be a problem - Coco La Blanc tows something somewhat larger with his 5a 9and 6a and 6b...)

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:06 pm
by ScimitarMatt
I tow a Bailey Discovery 4 berth with my SE5a, the van weighs 1070kg fully laden do is on the limits but the gte pulls it nicely, I just make sure I stay at or under 55mph to reduce the risk of snaking (I also use a well adjusted bulldog stabiliser)

Just keep a good bit of weight in the gte, forward of the rear axle to help the car balance out

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:03 pm
by Oaksey
Another Scimitar
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With the very hefty trailer, it was over weight for the 5a, but it managed curbs and back at around 50mph

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:34 pm
by bassman2008
Thanks for the advice lads, now looking for a good 5a or6b.

Re: What do you tow with your Scimitar?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:51 pm
by philhoward
Funnily enough, Viv (Coco) has a 6b for sale :W