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Old 16 May 2013, 13:43   #1
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Trailer for inflatable

Hi all,

Looking for a road trailer to carry a 4m inflatable. Will be used to carry the boat up and down 500m on the public road and launch, so the cheaper the better. Best I've found so far is 545:

Inflatable boat trailers

Anybody know of anything cheaper?

Thanks!
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Old 16 May 2013, 13:54   #2
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I bought a bunked trailer from ebay for about 120. Keep your eyes on there and they do appear.

Buying a local scrap speed boat package may well do the job for you and scrap the junk on top of the required trailer.
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for that short distance I would buy an old caravan chassis and convert it to bunks if you want cheap.
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Thanks for that guys. I'm always looking at local stuff on ebay. Main problem is that I'm in the Highlands of Scotland so anything useful is usually 200+ miles away. Nice idea about a junk speedboat, but I'm guessing that scrapping a boat legally is going to cost me more than I'd save on not buying a new one....

Something like a basic kit (wheels, axles, suspension etc) that I can put together and modify myself would do the trick...
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one of these and a few bits of 2" angle iron then

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one of these and a few bits of 2" angle iron then

500kg Complete Trailer Build kit with 8" Wheels | eBay
Now that could be a welding project for me ...would still prefer to get something cheap off the shelf, but could have a go at this. Anybody know what the legal situation is re home made trailers? Do they have to have paperwork?
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only new build homemade trailer needs a ticket , modify an old trailer and your ok.
homemade boat trailer on a caravan chassis is possible for 100/ 150.
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only new build homemade trailer needs a ticket , modify an old trailer and your ok.
homemade boat trailer on a caravan chassis is possible for 100/ 150.
I think this may be the way to go. I guess that as long as the modified trailer still has its original id plate on it then it's a mod rather than a newbuild, however severe the mod is
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Does anybody have any experience of using a JS06 Vario for a sib? They're supposed to be for jetskis, but I'm told that they can be adjusted to carry a sib.
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