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Old 27 May 2010, 15:25   #1
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Anyone want to swap trailers

I have an SR4 on a trailer that is far to big for it.... Dont ask me why, it came that way. It was explained that the owner +1 had the intention of upgrading to a bigger boat and therefore bought a bigger trailer but never upgraded.

As can be seen it just to big for my little boat. This causes great issues with recovery as you tend to winch her on too far and then she drops of the inside of the rear roller. Before I do any more damage to the underside of my Rib I though I would see if there is anyone who has the opposite problem, their boat having grown out of their trailer. Looking to simply swap.

Any thoughts and comments please get in touch.

Glenn
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Old 27 May 2010, 15:33   #2
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You could just cut it remount the tow bar and move the rear roller in a bit.
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Old 27 May 2010, 15:38   #3
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You could just cut it remount the tow bar and move the rear roller in a bit.
What he said
Very straight foward job. simples
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Old 27 May 2010, 15:42   #4
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You could just cut it remount the tow bar and move the rear roller in a bit.
And all with my swiss army knife, sticky back plastic and a boy scout. ;-)

not really thought of that, but if there was a smaller one needing to be replaced with a bigger one then a fair swap would prevent the world being deprived of thee foot of trailer......
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Old 27 May 2010, 15:58   #5
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I'd still cut it, its almost identical to my SR4 trailer apart from its not as long.
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You could just cut it remount the tow bar and move the rear roller in a bit.


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What he said
Very straight foward job. simples
Dont mean to be a damp squib ('killjoy' is an English translation ...) wheres me pasport for posting here

But .. a tow bar cut is NOT such a simple job for the un-initiated .. its not a hard one either, but on such a bouncy piece of hardware, a decent welding job and plating over is required

When I say decent, that doesnt just mean a guy who can use a welder, you must do this job properly which means removing the galvanizing to prep the job, otherwise you will have crystalised and weak welds because the zinc and other metals will alloy with the weld and not have the proper strength And if it were me for a true strength joint your trailer would be turned over 4 times to get proper penetration too that said.... I'm shite at inverted welds
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Old 27 May 2010, 16:43   #7
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Just bolt it back on saves welding!
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Could you not move all the fittings forward then chop off the leftover on the back?

Probally a bad idea as ive never done any trailer altering but itd all i can think off.
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its almost identical to my SR4 trailer..
And mine. I'd also cut it, cut it into small bits and bin it.
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Old 27 May 2010, 17:11   #10
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And mine. I'd also cut it, cut it into small bits and bin it.
Good aren't they!
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