Indestructible SARIS Trailer half a century member of the family!
Marcel sent us an email in which he enthusiastically and proudly announced that his family has owned a SARIS G3 trailer since 1972. For over 50 years! We wanted to know more about that, so we visited Marcel and his father Jan near Eindhoven. We were told a great family story, in which this SARIS trailer played a leading role.
How it started
It is 1972. An uncle of Marcel, brother-in-law of Jan, purchased a SARIS luggage trailer from 1964. Initially mainly intended as a holiday trailer. The family went to Trier and provided with the trailer title deed, the family had a great holiday. Because the uncle was a carpenter by trade, the trailer also served as a tool trolley. In the early 1980s, the trailer was transferred to another brother-in-law. He used the trailer for 4 years until he moved to America.
Not to be broken
The trailer went to Jan around 1985, as the 3rd owner in the family. He knew that! Jan says: “I used the trailer very regularly and once even used it to get concrete from the concrete plant in Veghel. Well, then you see the trailer go down and I checked with my hand under the mudguard if there was still room for the tires *. Then I accidentally ended up on a closed back road. That was panic because I had to turn around with a car and a much too heavily loaded trailer! Through antics on the verge that went just fine, both the car and the trailer came out of this predicament in one piece!”
Marcel continues: “In 2000 I bought a house. Countless times my father drove back and forth to the recycling center for household and garden waste. We also went on holiday to Austria and Luxembourg a few times, then the handy trailer turned into a holiday luggage trailer again. The trailer also comes in handy during my current renovation, it is unbelievable!"
Jan: “In terms of maintenance, we didn't do much to it, just a few new tires and a new floor once. Because the legal requirements changed, the electrical installation has been slightly modified, we have installed a rear fog light and made a change to the towbar / plug connection. We've taken countless rides full of debris to the landfill and never had a breakdown. The trailer will stay here for now!”
Marcel continues: “It might make a difference that the trailer has always slept inside. I am now building a carport and our trailer will also have a special place there. This SARIS trailer is worth it!”
*We strongly advise against this! Always check the maximum load capacity for safe use of your trailer.