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Hi guys! Just moved into a new house and have a quick question about the use of 4L to manoeuvre the Camper Trailer. The trailer gets parked on the driveway which is about 20m long and is bitumen (poor condition though). Only issue is its up a hill and the camper will have to be reversed up.
Would anyone see an issue using 4L to do it? I'm just very coucious of trying to look after the clutch.
I'm thinking that the loose (falling apart) surface us the small distance should be enough that its not an issue, however would appreciate your input!
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you should never use 4L in that situation.
you will put lots of stress on the driveline.
As well as since you will be doing lots of turning to correct the trailer. the unis will be getting towards thier un happy angles.

Bad idea.
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I see where you are coming from adam, but I daily put my 4.0 through hell and back, between the monstrous cast iron block, the bomb proof AW4 tranny, and the slightly lean but trail ready D30, You should have no problems at all.
A camper trailer isn't all that much weight, and if youre clever with your footwork, get them turns right and you'll hardly know it's there!
Honestly I would never have even thought about it, just did it
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If it's a regular thing, you could invest in one of these and save risking any damage:

http://www.doubleblackoffroad.com/Pr...ow-2WD-Low-Kit

I think it was Huntywho posted a video a looooong time ago on AJOR? From memory he put it in gear and was able to walk alongside his JK when it was in 2L.
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If your drive way offers an amount of slip to your wheels loose stones so as not to allow axle bind and drive shaft wind up it would be no different to traversing a steep rock slope no lose stones in the bush that you need low range for just to climb but has no slip on wheels as this could also do same
If you do have trouble reversing and weave a lot that can create the wind up but the lose stones normally allow wheels to slip. Only you now how lose your drive way is.
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Thanks for the advice guys. Yes, put it this way, in my work booths (RM Williams dress boots) you can slip on the drive pretty easily, it's falling apart bitumen so it should be ok!
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It doesn't matter you will do nothing to hurt your car reversing 15-20meters in 4L. You will do far more damage to your clutch trying to reverse your trailer in high range.
I need to do this regularly myself. Just a couple of tips. Try to line your vehicle and trailer up straight with the driveway first. Limit your turning. Take the opportunity to roll forward a bit to keep straight every now and then and (obviously) don't use your lockers.
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You could always put a tow tongue on the front and just drive normally
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Generally speaking if you are going in a straight line only you should not have an issue
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