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Old 18 August 2013, 16:31   #11
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I have a small trailer for offload use and having it roll away would be inconvenient so I cut the wheel off and installed a flat plate.
erm... that'll make it not roll?
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Old 18 August 2013, 16:55   #12
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I have found when I wanted a trailer they are a challenge to find. I have ended up with decent trailers when buying small boats.. I spent months chasing trailers only to find they sell vey quickly or were in an awful state. consider looking at dinghies selling with trailers they can often be cheaper than just buying the trailer. You can then sell the dinghy on.
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erm... that'll make it not roll?
I think he means the jockey wheel.
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That will cause another problem for me I think, when retrieving on slippery ramps, as my car is front wheel drive. I'll have to just leave the trailer hitched to the car and park it up somewhere!
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With a small trailer like that you're not going to have a problem with the car being front wheel drive.
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I think he means the jockey wheel.
IThe wheel on the post for jacking the trailer tongue up or down. If that is the jockey wheel then yes.

The small plate will dig into loose ground and keep the trailer from moving, even works on small inclines on ashphalt (tarmac).

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IThe wheel on the post for jacking the trailer tongue up or down. If that is the jockey wheel then yes.


I'm guessing if you were determined enough you could fit a second jockey wheel (one with / one without a wheel) to still offer ease of movemement when required?
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Never thought of that, now you got my hamster wheel working overtime
Going to look for a used one this weekend

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I'm guessing if you were determined enough you could fit a second jockey wheel (one with / one without a wheel) to still offer ease of movemement when required?
You can get them from various on line shops. I use one with a flat foot to take the weight off the jockey wheel. It is connected on a post and split pin, so folds horizontal when i am towing the boat

My drive is on a slope from top to bottom, and right to left, and it works for me
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A perfect used one came up locally. Picked it up this evening!
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