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Old 03 May 2008, 09:36   #161
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Chris's Vipermax 6.5 is on an 1800kg trailer, that's a bigger RIB than mine with a much heavier engine.

The Admiral towed fantasicly well and always felt stable. In critisizm I would say it was a little bouncy sometimes, but I put that down to the drawbar being long and possibly the tyres being a little close to the limit, which they will be on a single axle.

The De Graaff is such a more beefier design with welded cross bracing and all, the side frames are stronger and come much futher forward than the Admiral does so shouldn't pose a problem.
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As I said the weighbridge was a real eye opener.
It maybe for all of us

I would of checked before taking the plunge again, but thatís me, I even have a set of hitch scales to set the trailer up maybe I'm paranoid

Any one else weighed their trailer/rib to see where it comes in on the scale

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Old 04 May 2008, 07:05   #162
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Chris's Vipermax 6.5 is on an 1800kg trailer, that's a bigger RIB than mine with a much heavier engine.....
Has Chris been down to the weighbridge?
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Old 04 May 2008, 07:16   #163
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I'll give you £250 for the bent one and collect it

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My offer still stands
You must be kidding, you'll have to bid much higher than that, I've been offered £800 for the damaged trailer unfixed as a PX already.
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Has Chris been down to the weighbridge?
Wouldn't have a clue. You could PM him and ask?
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Wouldn't have a clue. You could PM him and ask?
I don't think he has, 'cos we haven't heard all about it
My point is that we don't know whether 1800kg is actually enough for Chris's set-up
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I don't think he has, 'cos we haven't heard all about it
My point is that we don't know whether 1800kg is actually enough for Chris's set-up
It's got to be close to the limit based on how mine weighed in

Andy your engine is only 50 kg lighter I belive

One of these maybe worth the trip

http://www.hants.gov.uk/regulatory/i...ighbridges.pdf
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I might very well visit one of those weighbridges this week, thanks for the info.

However I doubt that I will get a single axle trailer with over 1800kg's, this seems to be the limit for singles and a double is out of the question due to limited turning space on my drive.
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You're all familier with the bending trailer saga, is this something I could claim on my Insurance?
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You're all familier with the bending trailer saga, is this something I could claim on my Insurance?

I'd be very surprised if you could and they would want detailed information like

Loaded weight
Hitch weight
Tow vehicle and its capacity

I think it would be a better idea it as seen
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