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Old 27 February 2008, 14:28   #11
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Thank you very much for your thoughts and words i am not sure if it has helped or not just given me alot more food for thought. I would like to go for single due to running costs, but i will travel many miles with a 850kg boat does this make the decision easier or not?
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Old 27 February 2008, 14:36   #12
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Twin axles for me. As others have said, make sure its set up properly. When I first got mine it was really bouncy. I had to adjust the axles and drawbar about three times to get it just right - now its perfect.
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Old 27 February 2008, 14:59   #13
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Thank you very much for your thoughts and words i am not sure if it has helped or not just given me alot more food for thought. I would like to go for single due to running costs, but i will travel many miles with a 850kg boat does this make the decision easier or not?

If the total weight of your rig is 850kg, then you'll be fine with a single axle trailer. I'd recommend you invest in a spare wheel and a spare hub (c/w bearings), just in case........oh, and carry them with you
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Old 27 February 2008, 15:06   #14
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I'd recommend you invest in a spare wheel and a spare hub (c/w bearings), just in case........oh, and carry them with you
At all times, even if you don't have the trailer or a car with you. A large rucksack may help.
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Old 27 February 2008, 15:10   #15
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... A large rucksack may help.
You leave my old bag out of this
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Old 27 February 2008, 15:21   #16
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You leave my old bag out of this
Maybe it's the spare wheel, hub and bearings in the 'Chavsack' that's giving you added momentum on the slopes?
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Old 27 February 2008, 16:54   #17
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I don't know about twins being better off road - it's more likely the massive tyres. The best offroad trailer I have ever used is the Sankey which is only single axle - they are so much more manoeuvrable.

The ultimate was the powered trailer for Land Rovers driven by the rear pto.

On road I prefer a triple axle!!!
They are the best vehicles sadly the one from these pics is rotting under a tarp at the moment and has been since our trip to Morocco 12 years ago. This one had a toyota landcruiser 6 cylinder diesel fitted and what a great truck it was....
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Old 27 February 2008, 19:11   #18
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Maybe it's the spare wheel, hub and bearings in the 'Chavsack' that's giving you added momentum on the slopes?
Not to mention the 2 foot power-bar, 4 foot length of pipe and 2-ton trolley jack..........Oh, and a tub of grease
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Old 28 February 2008, 05:42   #19
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Not to mention the 2 foot power-bar, 4 foot length of pipe and 2-ton trolley jack..........Oh, and a tub of grease
Or your preferred rescue service's phone number. If you have the parts in the back of the car it does rather speed things up when they come to rescue you! (or borrow their brearing puller for 5 mins, as the case my be!)
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