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Old 08 September 2014, 17:53   #11
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Mick, I'd agree. Just annoying to have spent 2k on a trailer less than 5 months ago and then for the dealer and the manufacturer to imply that its my fault...



...Not best pleased

I would be giving them some grief and try and get some money back
I have made hundreds of brackets like that in my blacksmithing days
To me its the cheap shite they are made from
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Old 08 September 2014, 19:00   #12
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Quit hitting stuff!

The thickness of the bracket is probably okay, if they had another piece or two of metal tying the angle together. It is the "beer can effect" as shown by the ragged edges. They wobble with the wind resistance probably more than the weight. Try to hold the flap in your hand out the window at speed and you will quickly see what I mean.
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Old 08 September 2014, 20:40   #13
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small triangular gusset
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Old 09 September 2014, 04:32   #14
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Quit hitting stuff!
Lol, it was just a small dog...left a poodle on the road (sorry)

Nos, going to get some made up today, thanks for the pointer re: the triangular gusset. I'll call the manufacturer - to be fair to them it is the dealer who has relayed the comments to me 2nd hand. I haven't spoken to them directly yet.
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Quick update, spoke with the manufacturer and they were very happy to help. No questions or quibbles and already had a resolution for the problem.
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Old 09 September 2014, 04:54   #16
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I know you're sorted now but....

I've often noticed vibrating mudguards as I pass by trailers on the motorway or watching them on B-roads so the last trailer I made myself (well I fitted everything to a bare spine) I used galvanised angle about 35mmx35mmx4mm. It was "self-bracing" and I could see in the mirror is was nice and rigid even at motorway speeds.
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Old 10 September 2014, 06:51   #18
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Thanks for all the responses folks.

Just to finish off with an example of good service. I bought the trailer as a package with a new RIB earlier in the year, the UK distributor has been in touch to say he'll swap out the trailer for a new custom one from a different manufacturer. Excellent support and service - big thankyou for the offer.

EDIT: Just to confirm I'm not slating the quality of the current trailer, its good, just had poor brackets fitted originally which when broken makes it illegal to tow...
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Thanks for all the responses folks.

Just to finish off with an example of good service. I bought the trailer as a package with a new RIB earlier in the year, the UK distributor has been in touch to say he'll swap out the trailer for a new custom one from a different manufacturer. Excellent support and service - big thankyou for the offer.

EDIT: Just to confirm I'm not slating the quality of the current trailer, its good, just had poor brackets fitted originally which when broken makes it illegal to tow...

Great result can't fault that
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Repeated failures of mudguard bracket

We had the same problem at work with cheapo mudguard brackets snapping exactly in the same way all within a few months of each other , in the end we finished up making our own from some thick walled steel tubing/pipe never had any trouble after that & no one was standing on them it was just the road/ wind vibration that caused it .
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