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Old 16 June 2013, 05:54   #1
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What trailer to get for 4.5m apex

Loving my new boat but the trailer is not so good- seems too small and also I think a roller type would be better for Castletown slipway as can't really float on and off most of the time without a lot of winching.

I have seen a number of different options for an unbraked trailer, prices seem to range from about 800 to 1500. The RIB is an Apex 4.5m.

I want the best trailer for the job and budget is not an issue within reason, but I don't want to spend unnecessarily.

Advice appreciated!

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Old 16 June 2013, 06:00   #2
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Loving my new boat but the trailer is not so good- seems too small and also I think a roller type would be better for Castletown slipway as can't really float on and off most of the time without a lot of winching.

I have seen a number of different options for an unbraked trailer, prices seem to range from about 800 to 1500. The RIB is an Apex 4.5m.

I want the best trailer for the job and budget is not an issue within reason, but I don't want to spend unnecessarily.

Advice appreciated!

cheers
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Indespension Roller Coaster 1 or SBS R2/750EL, both great trailers n you can add extras If you want to
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Old 16 June 2013, 07:01   #3
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Its difficult to tell from the photo, but it does look too small for the Rib.

SBS and Indespension are good trailers straight off the shelf, you dont need brakes so go for a max cap of 750kg with full rollers. If you want a more bespoke one give Degraff a call, he made me a superb 9m, 3500kg one a few years ago.
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Old 16 June 2013, 07:08   #4
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Does this look like a good deal?

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No point going used with your budget, it only takes a couple of months to wreck even a brand new trailer if treated badly.

New SBS trailers are only 975+Vat and i'm sure you can get a discount.

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Thanks guys, I think I was looking along the right lines but good to have some reassurance! I've also been recommended Extreme Trailers.
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This is a new one from indespensions website and you can usually knock them down a bit... so you are still saving a few hundred quid if you could get it for 1k


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Old 17 June 2013, 06:14   #8
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Settled on one of these, got a bit off buying through my local guy :-)

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Thanks guys, I think I was looking along the right lines but good to have some reassurance! I've also been recommended Extreme Trailers.
I was just about to post and suggest the same! I've bought a few trailers from them over the last couple of years. Great quality, and good value. This is probably what you would need for yours, although you might find the 550 model is big enough. I've had a 5.4 Searider on one of these with no problems:

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