Renault TRM 2000 - any experience?

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Renault TRM 2000 - any experience?

Postby PeteB » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:47 pm

In my search for possible base vehicles I have come across the TRM 2000, which looks to have a number of positives:
- Compact and light, net weight under 4T, GVW 6.3T
- 4 cylinder 3.6l MAN diesel engine, which I hoped would offer better economy
- Tidy examples available for around Euro12k in France
- Bed size of 3mx2m, with potential for a 4m cabin length, which will be tight but I reckon just about workable)

However, does anyone know anything about them? Any views on reliability (it is a Renault) or potential hassles importing a military unregistered vehicle into the UK?
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Re: Renault TRM 2000 - any experience?

Postby Ivan C » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:50 pm

Pete, I don't but I see Jackson's have stock of MAN 8:136 trucks, LHD and 8000kg gvw. Might be more straight forward? Jackon's will (for a fee of course) mot and register.
Just a thought
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Re: Renault TRM 2000 - any experience?

Postby crinklystarfish » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:32 am

I like them. Saw one in Iceland and it certainly looked the part. If you can sort translation this link might be useful: https://overtheland.de/category/der-overlander/trm-2000/

A reservation would be spares availabilty (I have no clue on that one).

Also, though I personally think small is good when it comes to actually travelling off the beaten track, the wheelbase wouldn't support a very big habitation area. That might put many off.

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Re: Renault TRM 2000 - any experience?

Postby PeteB » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:38 am

Ivan, tend to agree an 8.136 from Jacksons will be easier & similar cost. As much as anything, I was curious to find out more about the Renault. Someone in NL had converted one into a camper and that looked smart. I decided the L 18.280 was too big for me.

Crinkly, will have a look at the link. Agree the wheelbase is short but the cab seems very compact (benefit of a smaller engine?) hence space for a cabin is comparable with a U1300L or 8.136, still ends up tight on space for all of them.


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