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Old 16 August 2014, 05:21   #1
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Mobile Trailer Repair S Devon

Does anyone know if there's a mobile trailer repair service in South Devon?

On getting the boat back to the yard at Galmpton last week from Brixham (after a cracking run up to the Exe and excellent lunch at the River Exe Cafe) I found that one of the brake cables had jammed on and the hub after only a 4 mile tow was too hot to touch.

As there may be 3 problems here: bearing damage, brake cable and brake pads I want to get this sorted before any more tows, and I don't want to do all these 3 things myself for the first time, certainly not in the boat yard miles from a supply of any spares / tools I might need.

What I also want to avoid if I can is wasting a weekend having to put the boat in the water (tide dependent) on a Fri night and onto a marina, then to drag the trailer 15 slow miles to the nearest trailer centre leaving it there for most of a Saturday then getting it back.

A mobile service would be ideal if there is one locally- is there??
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I can't think of any on this side of the river but go in and see Mike at Pedro's at the entrance to the boatyard, he'll know someone.
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Tamar Towing Centre in Plymouth offer mobile servicing
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Old 23 August 2014, 15:45   #5
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Thanks chaps, I'll follow up on these.

I may have spotted an opportunity - there are lots of boat & general trailers / horse boxes in the area the convenience of a mobile service might make a decent business for someone.
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