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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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Best trailer was a bramber solid lasted well for info, enjoyed your video on your site too Colin
Cheers Jeff...
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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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