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Old 18 April 2014, 06:38   #21
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You will find that it will be very difficult to push a twin axle by hand.
thats a width of trailer v's width of garage problem not a twin axle issue you had!
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Old 18 April 2014, 07:14   #22
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If you jack up the jockey wheel to reduce the weight on the front axle, pushing & turning by hand becomes much easier.

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thats a width of trailer v's width of garage problem not a twin axle issue you had!
not quite true my garage is plenty wide enough it just happens that the two single doors are not.

p.s. talking twins...., shouldn't you be out on yer kayak enjoying the sun.
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Old 18 April 2014, 10:23   #24
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p.s. talking twins...., shouldn't you be out on yer kayak enjoying the sun.
I'm "working".
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Me too : thumbs:
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Old 18 April 2014, 19:28   #26
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With all the talk about trailer weights, etc. a wave of "doing the right thing" struck me, so I've just taken the boat down to the weighbridge.

Despite being plated for 1100kg the entire kit weighed in at 1220kg! Now there isn't 120kg of rope in there and the anchor wasn't in it either, which makes me think that the original supplier must have supplied it with an illegal trailer, and the two previous owners didn't worry about it.

So, there's an Indespension Roller Coaster 3 about to hit the market once I've found a trailer to replace it!! (Unless I can get trade-in).

Any suggestions for a 6m rib, do I go for a 1300kg trailer or 1500kg? And according to Indespension that trailer is for 5.2m boats but mine is on there nicely with only about 2" overhang.

Trailer suggestions welcome! Thanks.

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Apologies if I have missed this in previous posts but just a daft question.....

Does the mass on the plate ( in this case 1100kg ) include the mass of the trailer itself ? Or is it the load bearing capacity ?
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The plate has a GVW (gross vehicle weight) which is weight of boat plus trailer plus extras. So if it's plated 1100kg ( as mine is) then total weight of boat, trailer & anything else must be below 110kg.


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The plate has a GVW (gross vehicle weight) which is weight of boat plus trailer plus extras. So if it's plated 1100kg ( as mine is) then total weight of boat, trailer & anything else must be below 110kg.

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Many thanks for the clarification- towing and trailers always seem to be overly complicated. Every time I think I have it clear in my head there is another angle that crops up,......
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Yup, that's towing! Lol. In a nutshell trailers over 750kg must be braked and the total weight of any trailer when fully loaded must be below it's plated GVW.

And then you add in the maximum towing weight of the tow vehicle (trailer must be below this) and the maximum gross train weight (GTW) which is the maximum weight that the fully laden trailer plus tow vehicle must be below! Both of these should be on a plate on your car, or at least in the handbook.

I've got a discovery so the towing & GTW aren't too much of a worry for me.


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Incidentally, has anyone found problems manoeuvring. Twin axle trailer around by hand?

I can't reverse it onto my drive due to room so have to unhitch and push it. I've heard they're hard to steer in a situation like that?


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Use the jockey wheel to lift the front wheels off the ground, its becomes as single axle trailer then
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