Originally Posted by JABS
What is the status of your trailer? Still keen on the manufacturer?
i have been so busy i have not had time to update on the situation on the trailer
as some of you know my bearing failed, it was a sealed type. i called SBS trailers and avonride,
Avonride were very surprised that the bearing had failed so early and suggested that i call sbs to put in a warranty claim, this was even though i had had the boat trailer for some 18 months.
i spoke with sbs and they were extremely helpful, they spoke with avonride, and a brand new whole axle was dispatched to me free of charge.
unfortunatley it was delayed by 2 weeks as avonride close down for 2 weeks holidays.
but i have the axle i fitted it a week or so ago and is perfect again.
i hear stories of some people buying some makes of trailers and their bearings fail within 2-3 months and they are told to sling their hook as the boat trailer should not be put in the water. that would not be "fit for purpose" in my book.
however for me.....
avon ride and SBS have gone above and beyond the call of duty and have done me a great service and i am a very happy customer
would i buy another sbs trailer...........definately
would i prefer the hubs to have roller bearings.........yes please and i will specify these for my next trailer so i can service them
but am i a happy chappy..........you bet
would i recommend an sbs trailer to others..........absolutely without any doubts
next job is to fit my keel guard at the weekend if the weather allows!!