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Old 08 September 2008, 07:57   #11
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My brother and I managed to move our RIB around on a triple axle trailer and it's a monster - it was on a dead smooth floor though.
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Old 08 September 2008, 09:03   #12
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I trailer an 8m inboard on a double axil trailer but take two wheels off when manovering even with the car as it saves the tyre scrub
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Old 25 December 2008, 16:35   #13
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no doubt for me, I vote for twin axle !

positive :
- safety if you break a tyre or bearing
- less load applied to the above parts
- able to keep on running on 3 wheels in case of ...
- if punctured tyre, it is not immediately destroyed - and the rim too
- smaller wheels, so lower, easier to recover the boat
- better stability
- no sensitivity to longitudinal load unbalance
- other forgotten ... to be added by reader

negative :
- slightly more expensive - but this is cancelled at the 1st incident
- more difficult to move by hand - but just replace the genuine jockey wheel by a side one made by Fulton, able to lift 1 ton without effort - for 100 it becomes a single axle when necessary !
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Old 25 December 2008, 18:31   #14
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Old 29 December 2008, 07:33   #15
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I've just been wrestling with a 2.75T plant trailer, it weighs about 750kg empty. I too found it a pig to move around especially with the jockey wound up high, contaray to BruceB's? post.

Anyway the tyreless jockey colapsed so that the trailer was now resting on all 4 wheels with 0kg nose weight. Bizarely the thing moved like a dream. Wouldnt reccomend just dropping the jockey without a jack or something, might be a case of one of things things that'll go down quick but take ages to get back up...
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Old 15 January 2009, 18:44   #16
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I went to Arthur at DeGraffe and asked the same question for towing a 6m RIB behind a 2ltr TDI golf.

He recommended the cheaper single axle trailer as easy to manoever, identical ride and half the trouble.

Plus it means that you will have spare cash to get bearing buddies, two speed winch, disc brakes, flush kit etc etc.

Bigger isn't necessarily best!

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Old 16 January 2009, 06:29   #17
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I'd still like to see a set of these mythical trailer Disc brakes that are LEGAL to use in the UK considering the auto reverse legislation.

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Old 16 January 2009, 07:42   #18
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I'd still like to see a set of these mythical trailer Disc brakes that are LEGAL to use in the UK considering the auto reverse legislation.

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Wee (Pompey Expression I've adopted since living here) They're good.

Has anyone actually got some I can have a look at?

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Old 16 January 2009, 13:18   #20
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They are great on the road and when you get a blow out you can sometimes take one wheel off and carry on with three, T.
Legally??
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