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Old 31 October 2014, 15:51   #41
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Got a mate who has given up on boat trailers. He loads boat and launch trailer on to his twin axle Ifor Williams with the winch. Knows it'll tow safely and launches with the boat one. Works well.
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Old 31 October 2014, 16:05   #42
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I don't find towing or launching stressful
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As you sayMate!...and considering the distances you Tow!..a bit understated!
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Contoversial Question for you!!

Had 2 occasions where the safety chain was effective on an unbraked trailer
1st time about 20 years ago when within a few meters of going up a very short steep angle ramp from a level surface (could have been worn coupling ) combined with extreme angle .

2nd time was after having been stopped in traffic in a town centre whilst 100s of people were crossing the road after leaving a sports event people were striding over the tow bar between the car & trailer ( on this one someone popped the hitch deliberately ) when the time came to move off again !Clonk !
So after that i now always put a padlock or nut & bolt through the hole to stop anyone tampering whilst stationary .
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So after that i now always put a padlock or nut & bolt through the hole to stop anyone tampering whilst stationary .
I thought you where not supposed to lock your trailer to the car whilst towing as in an accident it may course a problem if it can not be unhitched by the Rossers!

I do not find trailering or launching a problem, just brought my SR4 back from Devon after the summer down there, had new hubs a year ago but be for bringing it back took them off and regressed them so I know they are OK

What I do not do is dunk my trailer, I only go in just below the bearing as a rule (I have roller trailers) keeping the bearing out of the water and tend to avoid slips that are very shallow!
It do find it odd people float there boats off and on then they have a roller trailer, may as well get one with bunks!
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I thought you where not supposed to lock your trailer to the car whilst towing as in an accident it may course a problem if it can not be unhitched by the Rossers!
What sort of accident is serious enough that I am unable to unhitch the trailer for them, point out the key on my car key for them to do it or the fire service can't just bolt crop it?
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What sort of accident is serious enough that I am unable to unhitch the trailer for them, point out the key on my car key for them to do it or the fire service can't just bolt crop it?
S**t you kidding me?
How may people die a year on the road, how you going to help then?
Let along knocked out or just out off it in a state of shock you aren't going to be any help to no one
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S**t you kidding me?
How may people die a year on the road, how you going to help then?
Let along knocked out or just out off it in a state of shock you aren't going to be any help to no one
And in that sort of serious accident why are they needing to urgently move trailers, but not able to check the drivers key ring? I've never heard it suggested the two should not be locked together. There is certainly nothing in the c and u regs I can see.
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I don't find towing or launching stressful
Look after your gear and it will look after you
Yeah stressful is probably the wrong word. but you only need to look at the number of dry stacks and marinas to see that people value not having the trouble themselves. I've never seen anyone selling boat packages with the trailer and it's ease of use etc being a selling point rather than just a necessary tool like a steering wheel.
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And in that sort of serious accident why are they needing to urgently move trailers, but not able to check the drivers key ring? I've never heard it suggested the two should not be locked together. There is certainly nothing in the c and u regs I can see.
My trailer keys are not on my car keys how many are?

Car or trailer is on fire you may want to separate them quickly!

Why would you want them locked together give me a reason why, I can think of reasons why not to!
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Yeah stressful is probably the wrong word. but you only need to look at the number of dry stacks and marinas to see that people value not having the trouble themselves. I've never seen anyone selling boat packages with the trailer and it's ease of use etc being a selling point rather than just a necessary tool like a steering wheel.

Fair point but that's a bit like having a static caravan stuck in one place boring.
Been off in my tintent this week 2 days in Beadnell then nipped across to Carlisle
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