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Old 06 July 2014, 14:22   #1
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New trailer advice

I could well be in the market for a new trailer following an incident on the autostrade near Bologna! I should also have some first hand experience of the European recovery skills and small print of Brittania Rescue ,,,, potentially interesting small print

Single axle 1800kg roller trailer to suit 6.0m rib
Type approved
Sealed bearings (I know many will think I am mad but find them excellent so long as you treat life as 2 years)
Waterproof lights Inc side markers ( though I can transfer from my old one
Quality build ( I tow 10k miles min each year)
Ideally 14 " rims , 5 on 112,pcd ,,,, spare wheels and tyres in 'stock'

Any valid experience appreciated .

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Old 06 July 2014, 14:34   #2
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I should also have some first hand experience of the European recovery skills and small print of Brittania Rescue ,,,, potentially interesting small print
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I would recommend SBS or DeGraffe trailers.

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Old 07 July 2014, 13:28   #3
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hi mate, ive just bought an extreme trailer from the lads at Southampton, very helpful and will build what you want, I don't like roller trailers personally, but purchased a bunk trailer with keel rollers, go on their web site and send them an email with your requirements, and they will get back with price reece
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I bought a SBS bunked trailer ex demo from them last winter max 1500kg single axle braked trailer.
The build quality seems excellent with a very easy system for the LED lightboard I bought. Ask me at the end of August how it performed on a 750 mile round trip. Sealed bearings but I don't want to get the wheels in the salty stuff if at all possible.
Lots of spec on their website.
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New trailer advice

I just bought an SBS R2/1800-EL from South Coast Trailers (on here). It has everything you have listed, including the type approval, for a reasonable price. It's also pretty good quality except for one slight issue (below). DeGraaf however wouldn't move on their advertised price & offered poor trade-in on my old trailer.

The only gripe I have is that the bow snubber blocks are forced up when the boat is pulled up tight to the front, allowing the bare metal behind them to grind away at the gel coat.

I'm in contact with SBS themselves to try to find a workaround but so far I've had one email reply in two weeks, so customer support from the manufacturer isn't good!


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I just bought an SBS R2/1800-EL from South Coast Trailers (on here). It has everything you have listed, including the type approval, for a reasonable price. It's also pretty good quality except for one slight issue (below). DeGraaf however wouldn't move on their advertised price & offered poor trade-in on my old trailer.

The only gripe I have is that the bow snubber blocks are forced up when the boat is pulled up tight to the front, allowing the bare metal behind them to grind away at the gel coat.

I'm in contact with SBS themselves to try to find a workaround but so far I've had one email reply in two weeks, so customer support from the manufacturer isn't good!


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I would agree with comments about customer support, but to be fair if you ring and ask for Roy he's usually very helpful, the smaller winch posts come with a nice roller assembly which I think is a much better option than the v block with the rubber pads, I had a similar problem with the Revenger, only solution at the time was to bend the v very tight to fit the hull, but not ideal!
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I'm in contact with SBS themselves to try to find a workaround but so far I've had one email reply in two weeks, so customer support from the manufacturer isn't good!
I had two emails from them today!!

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Think I might call them tomorrow then. Hopefully they'll come up with a free fix. Otherwise the bill for the damage to my boat might be around the same price as a new snubber! ;-)


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