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  Metalian Trailers used on The Safari Co. Expeditions  
  metalian off road 4x4 trailers
  superior trailer technology - behind you all the way!
  who is metalian?  
  Metalian is a production sheetmetal factory based in Kuils River, Cape Town, South Africa and owner managed by Heinz Modricky, a South African who has diverse skills and knowledge in plastic, wood and steel processing. Metalian ensures that every customer benefits from their innovations, good value for money and integrity to ensure the best experience when choosing a Metalian 4x4 trailer.

Metalian started producing off road trailers in 2010 after many years of research and development. Heinz constantly takes the input and advise from his customers and implement these ideas into his trailer designs. The Metalian production teams' professional approach is clearly visible in the superior workmanship and quality in every trailer. Metalian makes use of CAD facilities, CNC punching, cutting, bending, welding for the highest standards.

The best way to find out about Metalian's trailers, speak to any of their customers who will tell you how satisfied they are with their offroad trailer! The 4x4 community in South Africa are abuzz about these exceptional trailers! Just search for 'Metalian trailers' on Google and you'll see what we mean.
contact metalian  
Contact Person: Heinz Modricky Address: 34 Fabriek Street, Kuilsriver, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 903 9623 Cell: +27 (0)82 650 9636
Email: Website:
  metalian and the safari co.  
  The Safari Co. was looking for a trailer that will stand the harsh conditions of African overland travel but also provide a high level of comfort when it comes to camping in remote wilderness locations.

After months of research, we decided to go with a Metalian off road trailer. We enjoy the versatility and ease of use when camping with our Metalian trailer. It takes us around 10 minutes to set up camp for 4 people and by then the kettle already boils for a cup of coffee. This easy set up and break down of camp allows us to stop over for just one night when we are on our way to a destination. It gives us the flexibility to explore unknown areas and comfortably overnight in areas with no facilities or services.

The nature of our African expeditions requires us to carry more than just a few tins of beans and a bedroll or two! When traveling as a family of 4 our Metalian trailer makes it possible to comfortably spend extended periods of time on the road exploring Africa's amazing destinations. We take things like school books, 120 ltr of drinking water, a fridge/freezer, solar panels for charging the battery system, a generator to run a projector and laptop when doing training for Touch the Land in remote locations and communication equipment to stay in touch with the world while traveling.

Our Metalian trailer makes life easy on the road - behind us all the way!

Here is some of the reasons why we chose Metalian:
robust computer designed and analysed mono-cock design in 3CR12 stainless steel (offers more trailer for less weight)
the floorpan is built 'under the chassis' - this allows a whopping 2.92 cubic meters of internal packing volume (the biggest in its catergory)
the height adjustable tow hitch, no need for drop plates which limit the departure angles on the towing vehicle
height adjustable and interchangeable shelving and slides for personal customisation
the best departure angles (with skid plates) in its category
creative, intelligent and compact design - it offers loads of packing space and versatility
  metalian trailer specifications  
Metalian's standard trailer includes the following features:
Measurements 1000 x 1500 x 2100
Overall height including roof tent is 1680 mm with 70/16 tyres fitted
Draw bar length 1250 mm - Overall length 3350 mm
Weight - 405 kgs including two steel internal side compartments, shelves etc… additional large nose cone is another 28 kgs
1.6 ton braked axle and surge coupling, 15 inch rim and tyres
  metalian trailer standard features at base price of R49,000  
Complete stainless steel body, doors, drawbar, etc.
CAD designed and comprehensively tested
Exterior grade powder coating and fully seam sealed at 180 degrees C
Seven access doors
1600 kg braked axle, surge coupling and 8 blade 950 mm leaf springs
Three 15 inch rims with 215/80/R15 tyres
304 grade stainless steel hinges, brass pins and nylon sleeves
Internal cupboards with interchangeable and height adjustable, shelving
Height adjustable tow hitch (no drop plate necessary)
Two adjustable stabilisers
Heavy duty dolly wheel
Large standard nosecone (28kgs) - other nosecones available

A wide range of additional accessories are available to customize your Metalian trailer to suit your exact camping requirements. Some of the accessories include roof top tent, gas bottles and holders, jerry cans, additional sliders, water tanks, tap with water pump, roof rack, swing arms for spare wheel and jerrycans, built-in Dometic gas stove, underbody coatings and a variety of electrical systems.

Every Metalian trailer comes with a five year written guarantee, (limited to the replacement and or repair of any defect in workmanship and materials used, and excluding paint and body damage as a result of physical cause.)

Contact Metalian to discuss your off road trailer requirements.

  metalian trailer accessories fitted on the safari co. expedition trailer  
Front Runner Roofrack  

An all aluminum Front Runner roof rack has been fitted to accommodate a Feather-Lite roof top tent and 3 ammo boxes in a canvas transit bag. The roof rack is light, strong and durable - perfect for our expedition needs.

  Trailer Electrics and Fitment   DOUBLE BATTERY SYSTEM & ELECTRICS:
The Metalian trailer comfortably accommodates two deep cycle batteries, a large fridge/freezer, 3 LED lights with switches and various charging points. A solar charging point and regulator also forms part of the trailer electrical system.
Front Runner Featherlite Rooftop Tent   FEATHER-LITE ROOFTOP TENT & ROOF RACK:
The trailer is fitted with a Feather-Lite Rooftop Tent. The tent opens over the clothing storage area of the trailer which keeps the kitchen and main drawer system at the back unobstructed. Access is by ladder and set up takes only 5 minutes.
  Front Runner Water Tank with Roofrack Holder   REAR TOW BAR WITH SPARE WHEEL BRACKET:
Mount your spare wheel on the rear bar to save space and allow easy access to your spare wheel. It also adds a bit of weight to the back of the trailer to help with balancing. The rear bar has space for a tow hitch. It also serves as protection when steep angles are negotiated.
Front Runner High-Lift Jack Holder   STABILISER LEGS:
The stabiliser legs fit neatly into the back corners of the trailer to ensure the complete unit is stable when opening the back drawer and making use of the roof top tent. The stainless steel corners round off the trailer and contributes to the unique overall look.
  Front Runner Long Range Fuel Tank   FRIDGE SLIDE:
We make use of a National Luna 95 ltr double door fridge/freezer in the trailer. The fridge storage space is conveniently located next to the kitchen area to allow easy access while preparing meals. Under the slider we installed two deep-cycle batteries to power the trailer.
Front Runner Spade Holder with Spade   NOSE CONE SLIDER:
We require space for a generator and the unleaded fuel it uses. The front nose cone is large enough to accommodate a Yamaha EF2400iS petrol generator as well as our Flexopower solar panels and a few loose items. The doors open 180 degrees to ensure easy access.
  Front Runner Axe Holder   LUGGAGE AREA:
We use the right side of the trailer for clothing, shoes and a few toys for the kids. It offers enough space for 4 persons and the flexibility of the shelves make it easy to compartmentalise the area for neat storage of clothing. The roof top tent opens over this area for privacy.
Front Runner Camping Table fitted to Roofrack Sliders   NOSE CONE TOP SECTION:
The top shelf of the nose cone is accessible through a full width lid. The top section is divided into 3 even sized carpeted spaces that stores tent pegs, mallet, water proof bags, electrical cords, recovery gear, the solar regulator and the plug for the solar charging system.
  High-lift Jack   GAS BOTTLE HOLDER:
A sturdy, lockable gas bottle holder is secured on the rear bar to supply the gas stove. It also serves as a number plate holder. An innovative gas line design ensures that no loose gas pipes dangle at the back of the trailer while traveling and when no gas bottle is in place.
Dual Battery System with Battery Bracket and comprehensive electrical installation  

The kitchen offers a large work space with a built-in 2 plate gas stove that conveniently 'hides' under a glass top cover. The gas supply os situated just outside the kitchen on the back of the trailer. The kitchen shelving is designed to store cutlery, tall bottles, spices, etc.

  If you're in the market for an offroad trailer, you should seriously consider a Metalian 4x4 trailer. Speak to Heinz and discuss your exact camping trailer requirements. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the thought and planning that goes into these amazing trailers. A Metalian trailer will radically increase the comfort of your camping holidays and will allow you to explore Africa's wilderness areas with your family. The Safari Co. proudly tows a Metalian trailer on our expeditions around Africa.  
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