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Old 29 May 2014, 10:44   #1
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Hi Guys,

I am in the market for a trailer for my 3.8m inflatable and looking at Extreme Trailers in Southampton
http://www.extrememarine.co.uk/extre...0eee1n551idig4
Question is are they any good as they seem very reasonably priced.
Thoughts please.

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Old 29 May 2014, 15:18   #2
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The specs list tiny wheels, I would recommend a minimum of a 12" tire. 13" would be even better, but are rare on small trailers. Otherwise the bearings just spin too fast, and will overheat.
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Old 29 May 2014, 18:00   #3
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cant comment on extreme trailers however 12" or 13" wheels on a tiny trailer like that is overkill 8" will be fine 10" maybe better for launching over sand/gravel
you'll only overheat the bearings if your flying about like a loony or dont maintain them
remember you never wear trailer wheels out . they perrish & crack first & its a lot cheaper to replace small wheels than large ones
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Old 29 May 2014, 21:47   #4
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remember you never wear trailer wheels out . they perrish & crack first & its a lot cheaper to replace small wheels than large ones
You must not tow much. I have worn a set or two out on every boat trailer I have owned. Then again I go places...

Although I have never owned a trailer with small tires, I have had experience with many other peoples trailers that had small tires. The last one got loaded in the back of the guys pickup truck when the wheel fell off as he dropped his boat in the water 160 miles from home. At least for me, bearing failure is not an option. Now if you are towing 10-20 miles from home only okay. If you routinely take road trips...a well built trailer is important.
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8"tyres & rims load capacity 530kg on a 300kg trailer are well below max rating tyres probs good for 5-10k miles
which should be a good few years in average use
we have all seen bearings fail but not because of correct use , because of improper maintenance , overloading , abuse the trailer looks like a good trailer to me I cant imagine any manufacturer fitting anything other than 8"rims on such a small trailer
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We had one of those trailers with a QS380 on it.

Good value and ours was perfect for the 2 seasons we ran that rig.
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