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Old 05 August 2016, 15:00   #1
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Have I made a trailer faux pax?

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I need your advice.

I bought my RIB earlier this year and it came with a bunked Indespension trailer.

Where I'm based on Anglesey, a roller trailer was much more practical and so I bought the exact same trailer again, but this time with 4 x 4 roller arms, as opposed to the 2 bunks.

Launched and recovered it a treat today but when I uncoupled the trailer, the balance was out and the trailer was nose up, with the engine nearly on the floor.

What am I doing wrong? I had to move the winch housing more the back of the boat as the rollers would have gone beyond the transom making it impossible to launch, unless the whole trailer was put in the water.

Like I said, any advice would be greatly received.

Thanks in advance,

Jon
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Pics please.......

Axle needs moved and or the swing beam if it has one. Just general trailer setting up really.

If you have pics will be easy to tell what needs done.
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Old 05 August 2016, 15:42   #3
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Pics please.......

Axle needs moved and or the swing beam if it has one. Just general trailer setting up really.

If you have pics will be easy to tell what needs done.
You are a star. The most obvious things go under your nose. The axle on my old trailer is way back towards to the rear than my new one.

Thank you, Durbus.
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you will need to set it up as per your towball limit on your car. adjust the axle to get just shy of that weight with your normal loaded boat and you are golden.
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Sorted it yesterday and the boat fits the trailer a treat!!!
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