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Old 01 March 2008, 08:52   #81
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Does anyone now if Admiral Trailers is operating under a different name, or is still going?
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Old 01 March 2008, 10:30   #82
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Rumour has it that they were purchased after they went out of business, but their phones are not answered so maybe not

I went past their works the other week and all was shut up

So its another Snipe Trailers I guess
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I spoke to David from Dovetail today and am hopefull that something can be done.
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Old 01 March 2008, 16:02   #84
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In the good old days of rear leaf sprung cars you could buy spring assisters for towing caravans / trailers these were basically another leaf spring attached to the car springs by u bolts maybe this sort of arrangement would sort the "bend" on your trailer have a look here - http://www.springassisters.co.uk/Lea...ing%20Page.htm
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. if they come along after a prang without being told, then they may well use it as cause for not paying up.
I'd be more concerned about other manufacturers (this one no longer in business ofcourse) who can make trailers like this, when if you did have a prang.. would clearly collapse under the impact leaving who knows what consequences with your boat and car, and others involved

*edit* thought I'd checked all the posts but I think top banana was saying the same
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As a footnote to that... I think some trailers are very poorly set up for carrying boats, I've had three from a dealer on different installations that were woeful in the way they were configured,.. i.e drawbars being too 'bouncy', supports in the wrong place, balance wrong, etc all very important to the load they are supposed to carry and vital to how they trail and handle.
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As a footnote to that... I think some trailers are very poorly set up for carrying boats, I've had three from a dealer on different installations that were woeful in the way they were configured,.. i.e drawbars being too 'bouncy', supports in the wrong place, balance wrong, etc all very important to the load they are supposed to carry and vital to how they trail and handle.
This should be solved in a few years when we have type approval, this should sort out the men from the boys!
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This should be solved in a few years when we have type approval, this should sort out the men from the boys!
Interesting, do tell what's to come

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This should be solved in a few years when we have type approval, this should sort out the men from the boys!
Not so sure. Even if a trailer is rated to carry 'x' and looks the part, it can still be a 'bag of bolts' and handle like one if its not set up correctly to support the boat its meant to carry or winch on, but for sure, only experience has shown me how this needs to be done, there is no book on the subject, as every hull is different and trailers get made to accomodate a variety of hull shapes and weights with infinately adjustable trailer parts.

Good I say,... for the smooth way you can now launch and recover your boat, and center your hull every time on recovery, but the boat and trailer have to be united properly in transit, and that sometimes takes a good bit more thought when issues such as sudden braking, or constant jarring from potholes become relevant.
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No wonder your trailer is bent, you should try retrieving your boat with a winch like everyone else.
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