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Old 05 November 2006, 17:06   #1
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we are finally about to complete the order for our new rib after 7 months, nothing to do with very patient builders and a whole lot to do with the crap NHS etc still thats a long story...........

We have specified the boat and now it's the trailer.
I have access to two trailers both will do the job one is disc braked and the other drum. I wondered if anyone has experience of the disc type as if we go for it the experience will I hope be a lot less hassle than drums.???

any feedback would be appreciated
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Old 05 November 2006, 17:25   #2
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go for a dixon Bate, they are superb,
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Old 10 November 2006, 19:10   #3
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In theory the disc brakes should resist the water better than shoes. is it an American trailer if it is then it probably doesn't meet UK REGS ( BUT HEY I won't tell!) If lt is an American trailers you need to check the hitch is the same size as your two ball and change it probably .

Drum brakes are a hassle but regular maintenance helps reduce that
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Old 11 November 2006, 10:47   #4
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go for a dixon Bate, they are superb,
I'd second that. Just got a rapide R2B49 for 5.3m RIB and trailer is fantastic. Really well made with flush ports and bearing/hub savers etc (disk brakes). Tri-step mudguards make it easy to get on the boat when it's on the trailer. Haven't dunked it in the water yet so time will tell how the brakes last but the flush ports should really help. It's also good good sized wheels (165 x 13 I believe) so it's good to tow.

http://www.dixonbate.co.uk/html/roller_trailers.htm
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Old 12 November 2006, 03:39   #5
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i got the same trailer, i looked around and i reckon its the best on eon the market, 5 year guarantee on the bearings!! 24 rollers that go in any direction, 2 speed winch, brake flush ports, list goes on!!i couted the inner side of the drums with quicksilver anti corrosion to keep them new!!
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Old 12 November 2006, 16:29   #6
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thanks for all info, its uk and by the looks of it a DBate trailer!

..now wheres the cheque book????????????.........................
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