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Old 19 October 2004, 18:04   #11
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mmm - good point. I'm getting a spare wheel....
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Old 19 October 2004, 18:05   #12
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Just a thought, and Ive never tried this before but could you raise the jockey wheel that would lower the front of the trailer. Pack something under the back of the trailer crossmembers, behind the affected wheel and lift using the jockey. Would this have the affect of raising the wheel off the ground? Any one tried this method?

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That might just work Andy!! I'll give it a go tomorrow, i'm sick of lugging a trolley jack around in the boot!!
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Old 20 October 2004, 03:30   #13
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Do new trailers not come with a spare wheel ? would have thought it was an important piece of kit to include for a new trailer, after all you wouldn't buy a car without a spare wheel would you ?
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Old 20 October 2004, 03:36   #14
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My new Snipe didn't come with a spare. It was 50 extra for the spare including tyre and bracket.
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This is outragous, when i bought my boat i had to buy a jack, wheel brace, spare wheel, trailer straps, trailer lock and once home changed the bearings, all this ran up my initial cost by 150......hiden costs we dont always think about do we ?
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Old 20 October 2004, 03:49   #16
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Well as regards hidden costs, to be fair to Barnet Marine they did tell me I would need to get a spare for the trailer in advance. All straps, lightboard, trailer lock were free. They were good quality straps so I'm not complaining.

Anybody thought about bolting on some sort of bracket so you could use your car's jack. My wheelbrace from the car fits the trailer so if I could do this I wouldn't need to carry any additional gear.
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Old 20 October 2004, 05:18   #17
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Just a thought, and Ive never tried this before but could you raise the jockey wheel that would lower the front of the trailer. Pack something under the back of the trailer crossmembers, behind the affected wheel and lift using the jockey. Would this have the affect of raising the wheel off the ground? Any one tried this method?

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Andy yes I have done this, not with the boat but with a hours box!
Now I'm talking b***k I did it a couple of months ago with the boat!
But I do carry a scissor jack with me also which dose the job.
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The Shogun bottle jack & nut spanner are just fine thanks & I always carry a spare of course.
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Old 20 October 2004, 07:01   #19
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Yep I had a go at doing it today too and it does work!! Only took me 2 mins and it lifts the wheel by about 2". Obviously I'll still carry a jack as it's simpler than carrying and stacking all that wood, brick, etc under the back of the trailer.

Handy to know it works though. Lets face it, the day you forget the jack at home will be the day you get a flat. Murphys Law!!
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Just dont try to do it on a hill!!
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