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Old 11 July 2005, 09:48   #1
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Trailers - recommendations please!

Time to bite the bullet and invest in a shiny new trailer for our 6.5 m rib this year.

Would be interested in your thoughts and suggestions on (i) which make is best (ii) single or twin axel (iii) any other thoughts/tips/hints/things to know!

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Old 11 July 2005, 10:04   #2
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Hi J & B

I have a single axle Indespenion for my 6.2 avon, roller coaster which I can say suits mine fine, as I know you use Chichester quite a bit you are welcome to try it out as it is currently sat in their Trailer Park as mine is in the Marina there. If you would let me know.

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hayling trailers built me a nice one, I can send you their price list if u want
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Give Kristian Connors a call at Admiral Trailers, I have one for the Prosport. Easy to set up and well made, The price as I understand is also reasonable.
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In addition to the 2 or 4 wheel arguments you may also want to consider whether you want sealed "Alko" bearing or more normal ones you can actually take apart. This is probably a good read before you buy

AL-KO wheel bearings

You could have either 2 or 4 wheels btw, my choice would be 2, and make, well De Graff in Surrey.

http://www.degraafftrailers.co.uk/

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Thanks - makes for interesting reading. I think we will be paying Degraff a visit.
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Not too far from you, not heard a bad word about them!
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You could have either 2 or 4 wheels btw, my choice would be 2,
Apart from the fact that a 2 wheel trailer is likely to cost less than a 4 wheeler in terms of both purchasing and servicing/maintaining, why would your choice be 2 wheels?

Surely 4 wheels is a safer option - if you had a problem with one of them, at least you'd still be able to manoeuvre to safety.
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Surely 4 wheels is a safer option - if you had a problem with one of them, at least you'd still be able to manoeuvre to safety.
I had heard that 4 wheels makes the trailer much more difficult to manouvre when launching etc ... is this not the case?
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We crane launch Blue Ice so haven't had to manoeuvre the trailer on the slipway (although Alan has so will no doubt give you his views). We (well, Richard actually!) have, however, manoeuvred it around the yard where it is kept, in and out of some very tight spaces at times, and also taken it to the petrol station a couple of minutes down the road and to have the engine serviced at Bucklers Hard and, as far as I know, have not had any problems.
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