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Old 08 April 2009, 07:30   #1
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rollercoaster 1 braked - kind of for sale!

I've got an indespension roller coaster 1 that I'm probably going to be selling very shortly. (sorry no pics at the moment because I'm not at home but I can post some in next day or so if there's any interest.

It's definitely 'used' but it's in pretty good nick. It had brakes fitted last year as a kind of emergency job when I realised the boat + trailer weighed 900kg and it was unbraked. I didn't have time/resources to replace it at that stage so it had a new axle welded on with uprated indespension type units and a quality Bradley hitch fitted. I'm selling it now because I don't think it supports the boat sufficiently well and simply because I can afford to upgrade.

My local trailer guy (inverness) reckons it's worth about 850, maybe partly because there aren't too many for sale up there and partly because there would be no delivery charge to pay for a local purchaser.

Does that sound reasonable to folks? Or too high? If there is any interest I am likely to be heading south in the next 4/5 weeks to pick up a new trailer and could take it down with me - though I'd want to be pretty sure of a sale before I did that. As I say happy to post pics shortly.

thanks for any advice/interest.
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Old 08 April 2009, 14:00   #2
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850 sounds strong for a trailer which is technically still only 750kg max rating, albeit with brakes now fitted.
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Old 08 April 2009, 15:32   #3
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must admit that's kind of what I thought.

The new suspension units are pretty heavy duty (rated to about 1100kg each I think - something like that anyway - I'll need to check with the guy who did the job) So, shortly after the job was done I did get in touch with indespension to ask about the strength of the chassis and the answer was that the chassis were the same for all the Rollercoaster 1 models, with the only the difference being the weight ratings of the suspension units. They certainly look identical in the pictures on the indespension website.

I guess there is a question over the 'official' rating for this one though given that it's been modified with stronger suspension.

I need to go down and speak to them anyway so I'll see if the suggestion of 800/850 still stands. As I say, maybe the local market is a bit different given distances etc.
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Old 08 April 2009, 16:53   #4
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I don't know whether Indespension will provide you a new plate for it with an increased max rating?
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