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Old 13 March 2012, 13:07   #1
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Overkill? Will it do?

Ok guys. I had trailer issues but ended up with a Super Roller Coaster 8 for carrying my BWM Deep Sea 18 (5.5mt Rib). Will it do the job even though it is a little bigger than required?

I had wanted the twin axle but this was all I could locate at a reasonable price.

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Old 13 March 2012, 14:46   #2
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A super roller coaster 8 is a twin axle. Do you mean a roller coaster 8? Which is a single axle.

I don't think they make the Roller Coaster 8 anymore, but only because it's been superseded by the 8.5.

Roller 8s take just over 1000kg, from memory, so plenty over spec, but if you got it for a good price then be happy, they're great trailers!

Don't forget, if you go up in RIB spec, you won't have to change the trailer!
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Thanks trailer guy. It is a Super Roller coaster. I had wanted the twin axle. As you said it is good if I upgrade but the trailer alone is shown at 800kg which should be fun! :-p

Hopefully it will be ok for the 5.5mt rib!
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Crikey! A super 8 - think they've a capacity of 2400kg! Reckon you could get two on there

At least you don't have to worry about stressing the trailer!
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The reason I like the twin axle is to avoid stress. The boat is actually quite heavy for a 5.5 I think. It has two separate consoles and underfloor tank but it still should not be too heavy. (reckon its all in my head) Either way the last trailer buckled. Lol.

I like safety and the option of a flat tire without worry sells me the twin axle. Will get you out of trouble if something goes wrong!
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Having used single and twin axle trailers in the NW, I think you are right to go with twin

Obviously you'll ensure that the transom is fully supported by a bank of rollers.
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Well after all this I had to use a different trailer to move the boat. Jockey wheel broke off before I started. Then the strap and hook snapped on it on the way home. Hope the new one will be better. Lol
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