Trailer Name: Metalian Maxi
Length: 4 135mm
Width: 1 862mm
Height: 1 545mm
Axle type: 1 600kg braked
Suspension type: 2 000kg semi-parabolic 8-blade leaf springs
Shocks: Gabriel Safari
Wheel size: 215/80 R15
Track width: 1 600mm
Nose weight: 10% of loaded weight.
Net weight [empty and fully equipped]: 460kg, fully loaded 980kg
GVM: 1 500kg
Price basic: R98 923 incl. VAT
Equipment list standard:
Metalian Maxi 4×4 Trailer base unit includes 2 100mm x 1 500mm main body, 1 600kg braked axle, 2 ton 950mm leaf springs, Gabriel shock absorbers, Knott surge coupling, 2 internal cupboards and adjustable shelves, carpeting in the doors, 3 x 15-inch rims and 215/80 R15 Kumho AT tyres, container-type locking bars and hinges in 304 Grade stainless steel, seam-sealed and powder-coated exterior grade in epoxy-polyester, fitted with aluminium stone guards, aluminium drawbar plate, 2 water inlets and a 220V nosecone socket, standard colour: Hammer Bronze with black powder-coated stone guard.
Equipment list optional:
Rear bar and spare wheel bracket, nosecone solid top with gas compartment, nosecone 80/20 with gas compartment, Dometic gas stove with stainless steel worktop kitchen (drop-down door hinged), slide base for fridge 1 000mm including full extension 180kg capacity slides, above-fridge drawer 100mm deep with full extension 80kg capacity slide, rear drawer 180mm deep with full extension (180kg) slides 1340mm long, rear base board with full extension (180kg) slide 1340mm long, fixed rear board, stainless steel table and drop-down table slide, aluminium roof rack with tread plate base, complete water system with 2 x 65-litre tanks, tap, pump, filter and fittings, 1.8 ton braked axle, 2.5 ton braked axle, Metalian tent and tent awning, flexible and foldable 150 or 200W solar panel.
Q & A
Are there any unique design and special features you can tell us about? The trailer is a true monocoque design. The advantages are a lower centre of gravity which increases safety and tow stability – it also provides more pack volume per kg of trailer than any other brand on the market. Metalian uses 3CR12 steel in the trailer body construction for increased corrosion and strength. Stainless steel door locking mechanism is single operation, robust and lockable with padlocks.
What construction methods are used in your trailer? The trailer is CAD designed and CNC punched and bent. Assembly holes are round 7mm and initially bolted together with interspaced rose welds (far superior to spot-welding). In some more critical areas, material is peened over each other along the entire length of the join. The entire body is then seam-sealed and powder-coated at 180 degrees C. After 10 years of off-roading through Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas, Metalian has yet to suffer a single failure anywhere on the monocoque body construction.
What axle and suspension types are utilized on your trailer? Our standard axle is a 1.6 ton KNOTT braked axle with a track width of 1 600mm and a hub PCD of 6/139.7. We can upgrade the axle to either 1.8 ton or 2.5 ton. Suspension consists of 8-blade leaf springs with a load capacity of 2 000kg and Gabriel Safari shock absorbers. Alternative double-eye leaf-springs with an overload blade is also available.
What sets your trailers apart from the rest? Taking first prize in the National Australian “Camper Trailer of the Year Competition” for 2019 speaks for itself. This was in the $30 000 to $45 000 category. Simply put, you get more trailer for your money, in a design that is uncomplicated and easy to customise. The durability and user’s appreciation of our build is what maintains the value years after the initial purchase. Many of our earlier trailers have sold for more than the original purchase price.