2015 Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab LWB 4x4
So who was it? C'mon, own up!
Mileage, wear and possibly the annoying sound of an aggressive A/T. Said he was following that certain river for a long haul. How about the suspension on that trailer, pretty Sweet!I saw that. I also saw all the money he spent on things, trailer included and he is still rolling the OEM tires.
I also noticed the lack of self-extraction equipment. For all of the stuff he had on his roof, no upgraded jack or traction-aids.Guy is a legit “overlander”.. didn’t you notice the map on his hood? ?
They're legit, but the HQ15 is heavy, 4722lb dry weight according to the manufacturer's website. That's asking a lot of most tow vehicles when off-road in the mud, and if the tongue weight is within specs for the truck then the trailer is still sitting at more than two tons on just two tires. That's probably why he hot stuck, the trailer axle pushing onto the dirt twice as hard as the truck axles each are.Those Black Series trailers are legit. They've been tested on some of the toughest tracks in the outback. Can see some of their popups on the 4wd Action channel on youtube.
I also wondered about the tires when I saw the video the other day. Nice setup though!
I agree.I also noticed the lack of self-extraction equipment. For all of the stuff he had on his roof, no upgraded jack or traction-aids.
They're legit, but the HQ15 is heavy, 4722lb dry weight according to the manufacturer's website. That's asking a lot of most tow vehicles when off-road in the mud, and if the tongue weight is within specs for the truck then the trailer is still sitting at more than two tons on just two tires. That's probably why he hot stuck, the trailer axle pushing onto the dirt twice as hard as the truck axles each are.
He might have actually been better off with the HQ17. It's heavier at 5520lb, but is double axle, and again if the tongue weight is right then the trailer would be around 1.5 tons per axle. Still heavy, but possibly not as bad.
I'm a little surprised that this manufacturer doesn't have a double-axle trailer in the lighter weight classes, since that would possibly perform well off road in situations like dunes or mud.
We all have to start somewhere.@TWX like most mishaps, this was a combination of many small errors. large trailer, OEM tires, overconfidence in his "differential locker" attempting a U turn in sketchy spot, no recovery gear which always means no experience off road.
While this gentleman looks well intentioned, he simply bought his way in to a hobby and got a little out side of his ability.
I can understand the desire to go boondock in a very remote place and with some comfort, but by that same token if the nature of the comfortable, arguably luxurious trailer means that one gets stuck less than fifty feet from the improved road then there's a definite problem.I agree.
Many factors involved here. My old super duty would have had trouble. I personally would never haul a trailer off road. I'd drop it at the camp site then go 4wheeling. A tent works if I'm going primitive down some tough tracks.
True, but normally this is something that someone works up to a bit. New truck, new camping/recreation gear, new trailer, new custom graphics etc, I tend to be a little less forgiving than I would with someone that didn't buy the whole kit and caboodle at once. Kind of along the same lines that I judge a guy that gets a Ford Raptor stuck more harshly.We all have to start somewhere.
that you're heading off into a fallacy called "Appeal to Purity" or "No True Scotsman," don't you?Off roading is where ATVs or modified vehicles blazed a path through un-improved surfaces, thus making the path by repeated passes. These paths (jeep roads, off-road trails) mostly require 4wd vehicles and often modification to the suspension and drivetrain.
Why don't you cue-up the video to around 1:07?Did you see the tow truck driver lock his hubs only when he was about to do the extraction? He was in 2wd.
If you look around 1:32 you'll see clear evidence of tire tracks behind the trailer, right up to where it hits the soft stuff and sinks in. The driver of the truck also asserted, as explained by Matt in the intro, that he tried to make a U-turn and got stuck, and he confirms this during the video. The guy didn't park and come back to a vehicle that had sunk in his absence.The guy with the trailer had parked when dry, so did not even need 4wd to park there, but after a storm rolled through the mud became hard to even walk through, much less move a vehicle.
He did not park there in the mud. There are no tracks behind the trailer. Why are you so hateful to think the driver was dumb? He may have been off hiking when the rain came in and who knows why he did not move.
Maybe I am, given that I'm at home because work has dictated work from home to the best of one's abilities and I basically don't have anything to do. I suspect a lot of other people are in the same boat, so as far as I'm concerned, nitpick-away!You must be way more bored than I am.