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Tando Stabilizer

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04 May 2016 @ 18:53:35 pm
Trevvy
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Maybe a stupid question but does a Tando Stabalizer put strain on a towbar seeing that one has to lift the bar when connecting to the caravan. (Does it add further vertical weight to the towbar?)
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04 May 2016 @ 19:13:36 pm
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Trevor, welcome on the forum, you will get good advice here.

I do not beleave the tando would add stress to the towbar, in fact, it tends to release downward stress by straitening the rig and reduce sway.

It is one of the best stabilisers the only reason I dont use it, is because of back and shoulder problems.

Just hang in here, you will get more expert advise.

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04 May 2016 @ 19:22:15 pm
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Thanks Johann
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05 May 2016 @ 08:12:59 am
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Agree with Johann - logic tells me that the the lifting eases the strain of weight on both the towbar and caravan - on the otherhand, this may have an impact on the spots where the towbar has been attached to the tow vehicle.

Not being an engineer, it may be difficult to explain - however, I suggest you draw a picture of lines representing the caravan chassis and the car with a slight angle at the coupling - then use your fingers as an imaginery straightening and note the spots where the pressure points change - the deepest point into the tow vehicle takes the most strain when straightening the line. On the caravan side, this would be countered by the suspension and tyres.

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05 May 2016 @ 09:04:07 am
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Thanks so much.
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05 May 2016 @ 12:53:53 pm
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Welkom op die forum
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05 May 2016 @ 17:55:40 pm
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Welkom op die forum
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07 Sep 2017 @ 22:29:16 pm
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Wat is die maksimum gewig wat n Tando kan hanteer?
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3 days ago @ 11:07:36 am
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Hi Vanners

Just a heads up . Neil Flood from Bosal confirmed with me that the Tando is good to use  for  stabilising  the towing of a caravan/trailer ,  up to 3.5tons.

This now nullifies  the myth that Tando can only  be used to tow caravans of say 1000kg or less

A lot of members here (incl myself) are  staunch supporters of the Tando stabilizer  but other products like the Yellow Blade also enjoy a huge following .

Only issue with a Tando is that the older you get the more difficult it is to hook up your combo. But like an elderly member commented else where on the forum  he drives to the nearest garage  and whilst filling up, gets one of the attendants to just hook it up....

 

 

 

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3 days ago @ 13:44:22 pm
Leon
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Hi Vanners

Just a heads up . Neil Flood from Bosal confirmed with me that the Tando is good to use  for  stabilising  the towing of a caravan/trailer ,  up to 3.5tons.

This now nullifies  the myth that Tando can only  be used to tow caravans of say 1000kg or less

A lot of members here (incl myself) are  staunch supporters of the Tando stabilizer  but other products like the Yellow Blade also enjoy a huge following .

Only issue with a Tando is that the older you get the more difficult it is to hook up your combo. But like an elderly member commented else where on the forum  he drives to the nearest garage  and whilst filling up, gets one of the attendants to just hook it up....

 

 

 

This is nice to know.  It will possibly mean that the compound used in the friction discs of the Tando is much beter than that used on the Yellowblade.

Or Trapezium Developments has graded the yellowblade  low to create a market for the Straightliner.

I for one has used the yellowblade very effectively on my  Penta and Classique.  So I can relate to the feedback given by Bosal.

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3 days ago @ 19:59:00 pm
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Hi Vanners

Just a heads up . Neil Flood from Bosal confirmed with me that the Tando is good to use  for  stabilising  the towing of a caravan/trailer ,  up to 3.5tons.

This now nullifies  the myth that Tando can only  be used to tow caravans of say 1000kg or less

A lot of members here (incl myself) are  staunch supporters of the Tando stabilizer  but other products like the Yellow Blade also enjoy a huge following .

Only issue with a Tando is that the older you get the more difficult it is to hook up your combo. But like an elderly member commented else where on the forum  he drives to the nearest garage  and whilst filling up, gets one of the attendants to just hook it up....

 

 

 

Alles goed en wel. Is dit iemand se opinie, waar is die toetse en papier werk. 

Ek self het lank met Tando gesleep en dit werk. 3.5 ton ? Ek dink dit is bietjie swaar.

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