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Old 06 November 2011, 06:09   #11
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One point you should consider is that two 900kg/pair axles does not equal an 1800kg trailer rating AFAIK. I forget what the exact formula is to arrive at total rating for a twin axle trailer but it's something like the rating of one axle plus half the rating of the second axle, to take into account possible weight transfer from one axle to another over rough ground, ramp breakovers etc. So if the above formula was correct and you want an 1800kg trailer you'd need two 1200kg axles because the rating would be 1200kg + (1200/2=600kg) = 1800kg, but check the formula because I'm not sure whether 50% is right or whether it is another percentage.

I agree with Dan though - another trailer might be easier....
Thank you BogMonster Finally some useful/constructive information that although makes obvious sense I had not considered. This will obviously increase the price slightly.
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Old 06 November 2011, 06:18   #12
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Try reading the post yourself, then you'd realise everyone is trying to give you good advice , not "sell" you a trailer. , Maybe you should have asked for advice earlier , as you obviously dont know what you are on about !

And you have just realised it ! DOH
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Old 06 November 2011, 06:29   #13
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Hey folks,
I'm not english and luckely i "don't" understand all the things they write on here but IMHO Ribber Duck is a bit right.
Man o man what kind of c..p can a man bring, please Derdle try to see the good in people and do or don't do anything with their comments and good ment advises.
And for that if you won't bother to thank all the advisors i will.
Super folks thanks for the advises and please don't stop giving them because i'm sure i need those sometime in the near future.

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Old 06 November 2011, 06:34   #14
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DERDLE

Try reading the post yourself, then you'd realise everyone is trying to give you good advice , not sell you a trailer. , Maybe you should have asked for advice before you bought a pile of crap , Instead of coming on here having a Gripe !!
The question was what would people recommend two wheels of four, am I missing something because if I am ill put my hands up and apologize and eat as much humble pie as you want.

so far i have had two people incorrectly quoting the towing weight of my vehicle.
three people telling me to buy a new trailer
and three asking how much weight I'm carrying when i've clearly stated.

And now you are calling my trailer a pile of crap when you have no idea what condition its in. You also have failed to read the post as I didn't buy the trailer it came with the boat.

I would be very interested on knowing the brand of suspension units you use because they are obviously impervious to salt water corrosion unlike the Avon-rides that I had fail.

So back to you...... with the exception of BogMonster what is this advise that you mention that i seem to be missing.
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Old 06 November 2011, 07:05   #15
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Diverbert I do apologize to everyone that posts on here and I do appreciate advise. I am a member of lots of forums. and I know first hand of the value of advise.

I am new to this Forum and don't want to offend anyone,

But for an example I said
"I normally use my van but do sometimes need to use the car when I take out the Family"
the advise was stick with the van because I find Landrovers good for towing.

I didn't mean to sound ungrateful but I don't seem to understand the relevance in the reply. please some one explain.
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Old 06 November 2011, 07:34   #16
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Thanks trailerguy for absolutely nothing if you had actualy bothered to read my post you would have the answers with regards to the weight that i'm dragging. but I was after some advise on experience with twin or single axles not after someone to flog me a trailer.
You're welcome. I had no intention of 'flogging' you a trailer. Good luck with whatever path you decide to take.
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Old 06 November 2011, 07:49   #17
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And nobody has mentioned driving licence catagory's yet

From experience I would go for the Twin Axle setup, If not only for the Weight carrying , Then for the extra set of brakes , especially if towing behind the Mondeo. I hate being pushed by a trailer.

Just be carefull as you might be getting close to your towing Limit.(Remember to factor in all the Fuel carried onboard @ approx 730g / Litre)

A 4 wheel trailer will also be a lot more difficult to move around.

I dont think trailer guy was trying to sell you a trailer , just advise "Make sure the rest of the trailer is upto the job" before you invest in your current trailer , Ben has given lots of usefull advice on here with no Numeric Reward, and is a Valued member of the Ribnet Forum.

If you post a pic or 2 maybe people would have more of an Idea what you already have to work with, and advise better.

Out of curiosity was it the Blue rib on ebay a couple weeks ago up the yorkshire area ?,If so Is it a Humber ??

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Trailer guy was as always offering free advice without any intention of trying to sell. Ive never seen his post include anything which can be considered as "trying to sell" anything let alone a trailer, unless of course you actually ask him to.

Unlike me for example who will offer what I can if it's at all appropriate, that's what I'm partially here to do as a trade member. Even then it's only an option which is preceded with free advice. What you choose to do with it is up to you but I'd suggest you leave sarcasm out of your reply if you want any more free advice from anybody.

And you will find anything offered on here is done so in a honest manner. It is generally fit for purpose, unless advised accordingly. I think the trailer offered was recently used to tow to France without any problems ?

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Old 06 November 2011, 08:01   #19
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Hi discomick, another person who hasn't read the post if I stick with the van where do I put the extra passengers when I take out the whole family?????????????? and yes if you had read the post I have added all the gear to the overall weight.
Well you never told us you didn't have a second row of seats.
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Old 06 November 2011, 08:44   #20
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I'd be a bit suspicious about your boat only weighing 700kg, unless you mean bare hull.
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