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Old 18 March 2012, 05:07   #51
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Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
Accident damage then and not a 'catastrophic trailure failure?' I thought SW Rib centre were a little disingenuous with the reporting. I've seen several Gullwings at QAB which is right on Michaels (South West Rib Charter aka South Coast Boat Trailers) doorstep.
While I make no secret of the fact that we also supply boat trailers ourselves, everything that I have posted in this thread is based on the information which I have managed to obtain from examining the trailer and speaking to people in the marina, which I have tried to present without bias.

The reports I have heard (from more than one source) are that the trailer failed causing the boat and trailer to contact with the back of the Land Rover. I have heard no mention of a jack-knive being involved. Even if the trailer had jack-knived, I would not expect to have found the amount of damage present on this trailer. We had one of our hire trailers come back with jack-knife damage a couple of years ago. While the front end was very bent, it was still in 1 piece and all the welds were still in tact.

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Old 18 March 2012, 05:37   #52
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As said right at the start...
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As a statement of the bleeding obvious, there's something not right here...Need more facts, m'lud, more facts

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Old 22 April 2012, 11:09   #53
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any further news on this?
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Old 26 August 2012, 04:42   #54
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As per trailer guys question - any conclusions as I am considering a purchase from Gullwing?

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