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Old 18 February 2010, 05:33   #1
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trailer wheels

hi there,
i am putting the club rhib into a hard standing at the local marina,our trailer is braked,and there is some concern about the wheels/hubs/bearings getting knackered.
i have heard of nylon wheels that can be put on the trailer after removing the road wheels and hubs.
anybody know a company that sells these? or any other advice gladly received.

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Old 18 February 2010, 06:06   #2
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Might " caravan winter wheels " be any good ?

http://www.caravanparts.co.uk/index....sort=2a&page=2

might need to check your insurance with regard to wheel clamps though ...
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Old 18 February 2010, 06:20   #3
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with regard to the above,i should have made it clearer that i want wheels that can be used to put the boat in and out of the water via the slipway.
this will be done by the marina staff,and though when we put it in ourselves,were very careful that there is a minimum amount of the wheels going into the water,and a thorough wash after exit there is a tendency for the marina driver to put the trailer quite far into the water,right over the top of the wheels,hence why i was looking for temporary nylon wheels for use on the hard standing
we had thought about buying a dolly,but it is quite an expensive option!!
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Does your trailer have a full axle or stub axles ?
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don't know!! it's by indespension,and approx 10 yrs old
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hold that result!! it's a full axle
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if its of the mini car type hubs as some of the indispension stub axels are ,,see if a set of old mini hubs from a scrap yard will fit with wheels and use them for launching ,it doesent matter then if the bearings /tyres are a bit knackered as long as grease is on the axel,then keep the good set for when you go on the road ,,,i have the same problem with my s.i.b trailer i dont immerse the wheels as i drive it a long way ,but helpfull club members see you comming in and get the trailer ready in the water submerged thinking they are doing you a favour ,
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