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Old 16 July 2010, 03:31   #11
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Julie have a look at http://www.gullwingtrailers.co.uk/ Bought one recently and so far impressed, that roller bed will offer good support on a long trip and being aluminium these trailers are lightweight. Possible downside is they use sealed bearings (apparently warranted for 5 years) although some on here recommend sealed for long trips.
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Old 16 July 2010, 16:27   #12
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Buy bearing savers and you won't have to get covered using the grease gun
you still need to grease bearing go in & out of sea water.
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Old 16 July 2010, 16:57   #13
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And get a flush kit fitted. We made a DIY flush kit for mine from Hep20. Surprisingly, the brakes work perfectly a year later.
Yes, that's a definite must as well. I forgot to mention my flushing system. I'm sure that's got a fair bit to do with me being on the 4th year of the same wheelbearings.
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Old 16 July 2010, 17:02   #14
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you still need to grease bearing go in & out of sea water.
No you don't. Just let it cool before you dunk it and the positive pressure in the bearing savers stops water getting in. It's like having a grease gun on it constantly, but at low pressure.
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Old 16 July 2010, 19:58   #15
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Old 16 July 2010, 20:02   #16
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... me being on the 4th year of the same wheelbearings.
Me too
No bearing savers and no hub flush kit
Avonride axle with taper roller bearings - lovely bit of kit.
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Old 17 July 2010, 03:43   #17
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Me too
No bearing savers and no hub flush kit
Avonride axle with taper roller bearings - lovely bit of kit.
While searching for my axle manufacturer (Bradley at a guess), I think I've discovered that Dixon-Bate (rapide) no longer make trailers, with the brand being lost in a buyout. It appears to have been replaced by Snipe.
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While searching for my axle manufacturer (Bradley at a guess), I think I've discovered that Dixon-Bate (rapide) no longer make trailers, with the brand being lost in a buyout. It appears to have been replaced by Snipe.
As part of my ongoing acquisition the original DB trailer in the spec was binned as it was not available, yes apparently they have been bought out but I forget who by.
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Old 17 July 2010, 12:50   #19
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I tow long distances regularly as some folk here will testify to and I have a modified DeGraaf single axle trailer I had them build with twin axles.
It give a lot of comfort knowing there is more than one wheel on each side
I strip and rebuild mine each year or before a really long tow. The only thing that is bad is the brake shoes are not riveted any more and they come apart after a year or so..........
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..I have a midfied DeGraaf
WTF is that?
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