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Old 28 October 2009, 18:34   #1
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Trailer parts shop ?

Apologies if this is another really dumb question, but I can't find anything on search and there seem to be quite a few of you guys from this part of the world so thought I'd ask.

My plan for Saturday is to attempt to take all the rusty / knackered looking bits off my trailer, take them into an appropriate shop and ask for replacements. Unfortunately I don't enough about what anything is called, what size it is etc to be able to order bits online, which I know would be the cheaper option.

So, I've found a couple of possibles, but does anyone have any reccommendations for trailer parts suppliers in the Bristol / Bath / Gloucester area ? Is Honeyfield likely to be any use or are they really expensive ?

It's an unbraked Snipe trailer which I think someone told me are very similar to Indespension... is this true, nonsense or are all axles & things similar enough that it doesn't matter ?

Thanks very much for your help
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Old 28 October 2009, 18:39   #2
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I don't know how old your trailer is, but a lot of older Snipe trailers had unique fittings, ie not interchangeable with other manufacturers' stuff. If you post a few photos of what you need, I'm sure we'll be able to identify the parts and point you in the direction of a suitable supplier, local or online.

When I lived down that neck of the woods a few years ago, I recall the Valiant dealer on the A38, just North of Thornbury used to manufacture trailers - may be worth a try?
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Old 28 October 2009, 18:45   #3
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When I lived down that neck of the woods a few years ago, I recall the Valiant dealer on the A38, just North of Thornbury used to manufacture trailers - may be worth a try?
Yep he's certainly the closest and a last resort, as I often get the feeling I could have found things cheaper by looking slightly further afield !

I'll get the camera out then...
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Ah, ok - I'd only driven past and seen a stack of boat trailer frames there. Didn't realise he was a touch hot on his prices. Maybe that explains why the same stack of frames was there 6 months later.



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I'll get the camera out then...
Yes, please do.
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Old 29 October 2009, 01:37   #5
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http://rphleisure.co.uk/ are a good price comparison and they do do the mail order
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Old 29 October 2009, 06:09   #6
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www.western-towing.co.uk

but a little too far down, Exeter way but do a next day delivery service.

Samspeed Marine is the guy on the A38.

Also:
http://www.trailertek.com/acatalog/
http://www.trailerspareparts.co.uk/shop/

Although I have an indespension trailer their pricing makes me avoid their service parts.

Whereabouts are you.

Orve.
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Old 29 October 2009, 19:37   #7
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Samspeed Marine is the guy on the A38.

Also:
http://www.trailertek.com/acatalog/
http://www.trailerspareparts.co.uk/shop/

Although I have an indespension trailer their pricing makes me avoid their service parts.

Whereabouts are you.

Orve.
Thanks - I'm very near there but wondered if there are more generic (ie cheaper) places to try than boat shops, there may not be. Apparently there's a trailer service centre in Thornbury, but the address on the website appears to be a private house. Bit odd but have e-mailed them anyway.
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Old 30 October 2009, 06:46   #9
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I had trouble getting bits for a snipe brake back trailer. I ended up having to buy straight from the company.
But if it's U brackets and bolts your after then you should have no problem.
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Whilst on the subject just bought of this bloke on Ebay

http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Fit-yo...bars-Towequipe

Fantastic service and prices - look at his feedback - over 54,000 and 100% - that takes some doing!!!
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