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Old 24 September 2019, 07:18   #1
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Extreme v SBS

Hi there, I'm looking to get a new trailer for my Avon Searide 4.7mtr. SBS and Extreme seem to be very popular but would welcome any thoghts or recomendations..
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had an SBS no problems after sales were good too not had an extreme
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had an SBS no problems after sales were good too not had an extreme
Thanks Jeff, lots of options out there so appreciate your comments !
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Best trailer was a bramber solid lasted well for info, enjoyed your video on your site too Colin
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hi had 3 extreme marine trailers in the past just bought another this year the new single axle 1900KG all the other manufacturers only go up to a 1800kg (i think) give ross ( the owner) a call its a local independent trailer manufactures and good value also ..https://www.extreme-trailers.co.uk/roller-range.EXTREME TRAILERS
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hi had 3 extreme marine trailers in the past just bought another this year the new single axle 1900KG all the other manufacturers only go up to a 1800kg (i think) give ross ( the owner) a call its a local independent trailer manufactures and good value also ..https://www.extreme-trailers.co.uk/roller-range.EXTREME TRAILERS
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Thanks Stephen, if it went by customer service / price I reckon extreme would have it, I've been chatting to Yampower in Glasgow and I've been very impressed with their friendly / can do approach.....Nice pic by the way ! Cheers, Col
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You might want to consider Nicholson too. They are another local manufacturer but located a lot closer to you. I have a single axle 1300kg roller trailer and it has been reliable, easy to use etc. The only problem are ones that I've caused myself (always check your wheel nut torques after servicing the hubs!). Only thing to watch is that the bow post is quite tall for a rib but I'm sure they'd do a shorter one for you.

Edit - just noticed they have a rib trailer now that appears to have a shorter post setup.

When I looked a few years ago, they were similar money to the extreme ones but delivery on the extreme from the south coast (or collection costs) were much higher. Nicholson are in Lancaster so only a few hours round trip for me.

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Hmmm not sure I agree with the good after sales service on the SBS.


I bought a new '2000' and was assured it was type approved in EU (I tow abroad) but trying to register it and also then trying to get a COC from them proved so painful I gave up in the end.


Trailer is spot on though, and there are plenty around which normally speaks for itself..!!
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Hmmm not sure I agree with the good after sales service on the SBS.


I bought a new '2000' and was assured it was type approved in EU (I tow abroad) but trying to register it and also then trying to get a COC from them proved so painful I gave up in the end.


Trailer is spot on though, and there are plenty around which normally speaks for itself..!!
bad luck they were ok with me s--t happens
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Yeah I agree which is why I gave up trying..!



Trailer tows spot on and fits boat beautifully, also build quality seems good.
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Have plenty of experience with both. Both are good trailers and both have excellent customer service. However on balance I prefer the Extreme. (I have one under my Searider). Just little things like the way the light board arms fit. Plus if you order a new one you can now choose the colour of the rollers and rubber fittings to match your boat as standard as they make everything in house.
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Iíve had a couple of SBS trailers & my biggest complaint was the star washers used to fix the rollers, PITA. Dunno if they still use Ďem.
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Iíve had a couple of SBS trailers & my biggest complaint was the star washers used to fix the rollers, PITA. Dunno if they still use Ďem.


Very valid point. I just had to replace a load of those on an SBS I had knocking around.
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The extreme has a rather nasty arrangement with the front beam it cantilevers off 2 10mm u bolts that are cheap and poorly made if these break there will be a major disaster last tango has replaced these a few times and now itís getting some proper fasteners with a milled straddle plate on it to stop this
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Exactly. I went through a phase of rescuing man over board rollers that floated away when my boat skewed. Stepped hull which added to the issue. In the end I drilled and split pin every roller.

RM trailers was the nicest roller trailer I had, and they were local for bits. sbs light board arms become difficult to manage after a few dunks too. In contact with sbs customer service now, so far very helpful

I kinda feel all trailers are metal Chassis with some generic off the shelf bits bolted on. There isn’t a huge difference. Look for features you personally value.
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well I would google boat trailer scotland and check out the reviews of the dealers!! One company that sells Bramber, Rapide, Mersea, Snipe etc have some great reviews!! :-)
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Exactly. I went through a phase of rescuing man over board rollers that floated away when my boat skewed. Stepped hull which added to the issue. In the end I drilled and split pin every roller.

RM trailers was the nicest roller trailer I had, and they were local for bits. sbs light board arms become difficult to manage after a few dunks too. In contact with sbs customer service now, so far very helpful

I kinda feel all trailers are metal Chassis with some generic off the shelf bits bolted on. There isnít a huge difference. Look for features you personally value.


Yeah I spent a load of money on replacement wobble rollers. Eventually put SS jubilee clips on the end of the shafts. Havenít lost one since. The clip washers are useless and rust in no time.
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As we tow boats around the country to events we've never dared go for trailers that are not tried and tested so we have largely stuck with usual brands. Over the years we've had;
  1. De Graff (x2)
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Never had an Extreme so can't add any details on them really. They do seem to be competitively priced from what I've seen at shows and they do appear to be the "newcomer" to the scene.

The De Graff trailers were very good as was the after sales. Some surface rust appeared on the suspension units but that was all. Very adjustable and very well built. We've have had (I think) 1.9 and 2.8 tonne versions over the years.

Indespension were very good and easy to load. No manufacturing defects but again the suspension units rusted and the brake pad lining came away from the brake pad but this is more a component issue rather than a manufacturer

The RM Trailer was secondhand and for Thundercat. Basically it was battered when we got it and we replaced everything on it. Seemed OK after that!

The Rapide was under a Ribcraft 585 and we sold it as it was at the end of its life. We got a new SBS with sealed bearings that I was a bit worried about but touch wood it's been 100% and we are doing serious mileage with it. After sales is also good and the team helpful. We were advised to always wait after towing to let bearings cool down before towing on the SBS with the sealed bearings. This seems to have worked as they are holding steady.

Personally given your choice of SBS or Extreme I would go for the SBS due to lack of info on the Extreme and a good experience with the SBS

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Thanks Chris all very interesting ! FYI I opted for the extreme trailer in the end, mainly down to dealer location, after sales and cost etc and to date it's seems to have been a pretty sound purchase with nothing notable to report. Thanks again and a very Merry Xmas !
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