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Old 23 December 2012, 17:24   #1
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Arc Trailer Rescue

I have seen arc trailer rescue on YouTube it is a spare wheel bracket which holds a spare hub and wheel it is adjustable and can be used as a third wheel for a beach launch instead of jockey wheel, it seems to be available in Australia does anyone know if these are available in the uk and if so where, photos and YouTube link attached. Would appreciate any info cheershttp://youtu.be/0fskmAjHmVA
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Old 23 December 2012, 17:49   #2
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That seems like a great idea. Would certainly be useful for getting you out of trouble (I had an axle snap recently, this would have been perfect for getting the last few miles home).
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Old 24 December 2012, 04:20   #3
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Contact someone like Mersea or Indespension, I'm sure they'd knock you one up, unless you want suspension and have a friend who wants one too - then you could just buy ...

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We had one on the dive club trailer. It got taken off and a standard spare wheel bracket added. Found it really heavy on the nose of the trailer and when we tried to use the thing couldn't get it to hold. Ours swung down from the A frame though not just clamped on as in the pic.
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^^^ Above is called a 'Sandskipper'. They're an option on Indespension trailers, at 99 plus the wheel, so not inexpensive. However, if memory serves, they were manufactured by a company in Liverpool. Most Indespension dealers would be able to supply you one.

They swing down and act as a jockey wheel, for use over soft ground, where a normal jockey wheel would dig in. However, there's no ability to steer once deployed. Also handy as they keep an 'emergency' spare wheel and hub on the trailer at all times (in case you throw a bearing / get a flat whilst towing)

Google/Bing 'Indespension Sandskipper' for some feedback.

Look like this:




But if you just wanted one that was stationary on the trailer then you could easily fab one up on some plate, using a stub axle.

All the best.
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^^^ Above is called a 'Sandskipper'. They're an option on Indespension trailers, at 99 plus the wheel, so not inexpensive. However, if memory serves, they were manufactured by a company in Liverpool. Most Indespension dealers would be able to supply you one.

They swing down and act as a jockey wheel, for use over soft ground, where a normal jockey wheel would dig in. However, there's no ability to steer once deployed. Also handy as they keep an 'emergency' spare wheel and hub on the trailer at all times (in case you throw a bearing / get a flat whilst towing)

Google/Bing 'Indespension Sandskipper' for some feedback.

Look like this:

But if you just wanted one that was stationary on the trailer then you could easily fab one up on some plate, using a stub axle.

All the best.
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^^^ Above is called a 'Sandskipper'. They're an option on Indespension trailers, at 99 plus the wheel, so not inexpensive. However, if memory serves, they were manufactured by a company in Liverpool. Most Indespension dealers would be able to supply you one.

They swing down and act as a jockey wheel, for use over soft ground, where a normal jockey wheel would dig in. However, there's no ability to steer once deployed. Also handy as they keep an 'emergency' spare wheel and hub on the trailer at all times (in case you throw a bearing / get a flat whilst towing)

Google/Bing 'Indespension Sandskipper' for some feedback.

Look like this:




But if you just wanted one that was stationary on the trailer then you could easily fab one up on some plate, using a stub axle.

All the best.
Thanks for showing that TG a spare wheel carrier plus jockey never seen one before. The wife wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas well I know what I want now
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That's a good idea and it wouldn't be hard to make one that pivoted
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Cheers thanks for the info the Sand Skipper seems to be the job will try to pick one up and give it a try. Have a good one 🎅
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