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Old 21 September 2014, 15:06   #1
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Best Trailer for SIB? Bunked or Roller?

Hi guys. I have a rather old bunked trailer (converted to a flat wooden base that the SIB sits on) that is getting towards the end of its life. The bearings are shot (and sound awful), the hubs are shot and the frame is rust covered. I'm looking at perhaps getting myself a new (second-hand) trailer but don't know what trailer to get. From what I gather bunks are good for SIBs providing they have support for the transom. Any ideas? Cheers in advance!
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Old 21 September 2014, 18:02   #2
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Rollers may stretch the fabric where the rollers hit. I'd go for the more even support that bunks provide.

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Old 22 September 2014, 01:36   #3
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Rollers may stretch the fabric where the rollers hit. I'd go for the more even support that bunks provide.

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I can't help with the brand of trailer, but something with a galvanized coating would be good. It doesn't need to be ultra heavy duty, but something with at least 12" tires is best.
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Cheers for your replies! It may be that I have to rebuild the trailer and add bunks for now and get a new trailer next year as I'm possibly facing a costly engine rebuild! will post a design or two within the next few days. It may be that it is only surface rust.
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If that is the case, I would recommend tearing the bearings apart, and seeing if there is any damage to the hubs, and or the spindle before spending any other time or money on the trailer.
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I planned on replacing the bearings and hubs before I did anything
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Shouldn't need new hubs, just bearings and races. If it needs hubs, you might want to look into trailer replacement, cause hubs don't usually fail. Hubs in the USA are easy to find and reasonable from Ebay, with galvanized hubs.
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I will post pictures of the hubs tonight, but they are a bit rusty and have a few dents etc in them. I will look at both replacement hubs and another trailer, although I will have to sort the engine first
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Anyone know where I can get new hubs and bearings? The spindles are actually fine thankfully! the measurements for the hubs are 100mm by 100mm and the spindle is an inch in diameter. I don't know what wheels it takes but the tyres are 4.80/4.00-8.
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