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Old 06 November 2011, 12:30   #31
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Sorry Forgot to say yes it is an Auto.

I still don't fancy towing 2000kg behind it, hence the question of two wheels of four.
I am starting to lean to the 4 wheels even though they will add even more weight.
From my years of driving and towing other trailers its never been the stopping that has scared me as you can allow extra distance and use a bit of common sense.

Its the fish tailing from an unexpected gust of wind or maneuver because of an unforeseen situation on the road and thats where extra wheels help.

and at the end of the day a boat i guess is nothing more than a badly loaded trailer all the weight hanging out the back.
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Old 06 November 2011, 12:47   #32
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I think for "towing to Spain" i'd prefer two axles just for the redundancy should you get a puncture.

My 6.5m is on a single axle trailer due to cost, ease of moving around, simplicity of maintainance - but I rarely go more than 20 miles from home and always have the RAC to scoop me up if it all goes pear shaped.
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Old 06 November 2011, 12:48   #33
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As Peter says Derdle, I really wouldn't go hacking away at Trailer Guy, he's your best source of info on here.
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I know I misread his advice and I've apologized.
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thats my problem I want the single axle for convenience but on a long haul I know ill be wishing i had two especially when loaded up with all my camping gear.
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Ok, well done for that! There aren't many wind-up merchants on here thankfully. Welcome to the forum anyhow.
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Old 06 November 2011, 14:37   #37
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Trailer Guy is that 305mm overhang over the max width allowed or the trailer width. I ask because don't mosts larger boats overhang more than 305mm or are they not classed as the load but as part of the trailer.
That's 305mm over and above the width of the very outside of the trailer. On your trailer I'd imagine that to be the mudguards?

You're right, you do see a lot of boats that look like they're over that limit. However, it may just be a trick of perception and they might not be. Additionally, I'd be surprised (and this is not meant in a derogatory fashion) if many traffic police are aware of it.

You will see a few RIB owners deflate their tubes when towing too. So there's a few conscientious owners amongst us at least....

PS. Corageous - stop it, you'll make me blush!
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Hehe! Sure I will......
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