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Old 27 October 2004, 04:05   #51
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I totally agree with JackW on this, We however use a stainless rigging bottle screw to hold down the bow, and back this up with the RIBs painter tied in a truckmans knot. Also use the two stern straps. This arrangement held our old boat and trailer together when the axel snapped @ 50 MPH (Indespension trailer).
We never strap over tooobes, it increases wear and if the boat does move vertically the pressure on the tubes could prove to much. All in MVHO


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Old 27 October 2004, 04:30   #52
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My first unbraked admiral -2 swinging arms and sixteen rollers,no spare wheel but with locking hitch-cost me a lot less then that new,PM me if you want details,it was under a year ago so I shouldnt think that they have gone up much.
Mine has 24 rollers and four pivoting arms so is fully flexible and adjustable.
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Old 27 October 2004, 05:33   #53
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as well as straps & chains (original post)

Having had problems previously whilst towing caravans - want to get this right. Many thanks for advice.
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Old 07 November 2004, 15:46   #54
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Latest update,
Letter received from Humber to say they are supplying all the relevant information to Bramber.
Took the boat out today (first time after doing all the work on the brakes) arrived at Shoreham on Sea to find another wobble roller (this time at the back of the trailer) had disappeared. The bolt was still in place so it looks as if thatís the 3rd roller spindle to snap, how they expect 6 hollow aluminium tubes with a hole drilled through middle to hold up to 650Kgs of boat Iíll never know.
I wonder how long itíll be before we end up with a hole in the bottom of the boat, by having 2 of these rollers fail at the same time?
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Old 09 November 2004, 11:50   #55
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I have just spoken to Bramber on the phone, they always sound very concerned about problems with their products when I phone. They have agreed to send another spindle & rollers straight a way, (FOC) they also said they would be discussing the problems with their technical department and they would be getting in touch with me next week. Weíll wait and see & Iíll keep you all informed of what happenes.
Hopefully we can get an amicable agreement sorted between us.
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Old 23 November 2004, 10:54   #56
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Itís now 14 days since my last post, yes the new rollers arrived a couple of days after I phoned them.
BUT as expected, as for someone getting back to me from their technical department, you guessed it no one has.

The following week we noticed some very nasty scratches almost all the way through the gellcote,
this was done when we launched without noticing the back wobble roller was missing.
This was not done when getting the boat back on the trailer because we had to put a roller from the front onto the back, & the scratches were not noticed because it was getting dark when we recovered it.
Oh well looks like another letter will soon have to go out.
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Old 03 February 2005, 04:48   #57
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Well itís now 4 months since we started to try & get something sorted with either Humber or Bramber. Over the pile of S@!t they call a road going trailer.
More letters were sent to them both a couple of weeks a go & so far we have only received a letter back from Humber, they have stated in their letter that they have contacted Bramber who know nothing about any further problems we have experienced. (probably because itís been sitting in a container since November & not moved an inch) Even though they had to send me another wobble roller last time the trailer was used. We still haven't had anything back from Bramber.
Its starting to look as if they are hoping we go away and forget all about it, well they can think again we wonít!
The next step is to see if a barrister in our club will compose a legal letter for us then it will be trading standards.
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Old 22 March 2005, 04:21   #58
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Update:

Letters finally received from Humber & Bramber.
The letter from Humber states they & Bramber were unaware of any problems util we wrote to them back in October, & they have sold hundreds of these combinations without any problems, the trailer is also well within specification for the boat. Also if we were having problems we should have given them the chance to have a look before carrying out any repairs. When I tried to get something done about the remote cables that broke within the first two weeks of having the boat, (due to bad routing) their response was bring it back to us & well have a look at it, or remove the broken cable & send it back & they will replace it.
The first suggestion was not an option; no one could get the time of work to take the boat the 300mile round trip just for a cable. So we went for the second option, the cable was sent back & a new one came about 4 weeks later.
After this experience with Humber when the trailer broke its first wobble roller I went straight to the manufacturer (Bramber) rather than be expected to tow the boat 150miles with no roller on one side or wait weeks for a replacement. Bramber were very good about it & sent a replacement spindle (FOC) the same day, & when we had another couple of rollers replaced they were again very good they arrived the next day. When the winch post broke we were over 200miles from home & I donít think there would be much chance of the boat & trailer still being there going by how long things are taking
So I canít under stand how Bramber can have no knowledge of problems after replacing 3 wobble roller spindles, a pair of rollers, a keel roller & offering to sell me a new winch.

The letter from Bramber dated 03/03/2005 was a little more encouraging, they started by saying they were sorry we were displeased with their product, but they have sold hundreds of these trailers without having any problems. They would also like to discuss it with us one to one but when they tried to phone, (during normal office hours) they were unable to get in touch with our representative, & they would try again next week. The phone number he gave Bramber & Humber was his company number & the phone is manned Mon to Fri 8am to 6pm. He hasnít been contacted so far & that was 19 days a go now, so he now wants to take it a step further & contact the small calms court.
Bramber have also got my mobile number because they phoned me once saying the person I needed to speak to was on holiday but they would get him to contact me as soon as he came back. (You guessed it he didnít)
I have also received a PM from someone on this forum who has had the same problem with the winch post on a Bramber trailer, & he has written to Humber about the problem so I find it strange they have never had any problems before.
So the saga continues.
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Old 05 May 2005, 03:05   #59
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Latest update,
We finally heard from Bramber Yesterday, they want us to take the trailer for an independent report be done at their expense.
Not quite sure how independent it will be though, because they have told us where to take it.
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Old 05 May 2005, 10:19   #60
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tad bit worried

just a little bit worries as i have bought a humber ocean pro 6.3 from humber, and i think it has a bramber trailer, certainly dont want any problems takin the boat 12 hours to the north of scotland...
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