Originally Posted by Boats&Outboards
Extreme seem to be budget priced with budget parts. I had one a while back, new with no use but could already see signs of corrosion to it's fittings just from storage. Mainly the cheaper parts like jockey wheel, winch and even it's own logo falling off (just foil strip stuck on). That was a small 500kgs model though so I'm sure the quality would improve with the price.
Out of the two I'd go for Becktons.
The one (CatJasp) 750 kg roller just bought came with good quality parts, he bought it in componeent form and we bolted it together 10% cheaper and there was nothing on that trailer that was inferior quality. We checked out the galanising and thought it good and the tubing was thicked walled, roller arms were a really good casting and I felt it was good value. The winch and post was very sturdy and way stronger than need be
Like you he is in the Boat Trade, he fits out and retubes ribs for a company in Southampton and been around ribs and trailers for 20 years and wouldn't buy crap. I agree about the sticker
I'd still buy an SBS given a free reign but if budget was an issue then I'd give the Extreme good consideration.
teh trailer gets dipped regularly so maybe an update in 6 months might be appropriate