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Old 28 February 2004, 06:40   #1
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which trailer?

Having recently had my Ribeye trailer stolen I am looking for new one. Can anyone recomend a good make or should I stick with another trailer from Ribeye?
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Old 28 February 2004, 07:20   #2
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Hi Mark,
That sounds like bad luck. Did you have any security device fitted to the trailer when it disappeared?

I would guess that Ribeye just buy in trailers from a manufacturer, so you might as well look around to get whatever is the best rather than their choice.

I have an SBS trailer which seems very well built, but they are based up in Wolverhampton. There are a couple of more local trailer builders - Parrymore Trailers in Staines http://www.trailers.gb.com/ and RM Trailers in New Alresford http://www.rmtrailers.co.uk/

Also, Jono Garton (on this forum) is an Admiral trailer dealer.
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Old 28 February 2004, 07:36   #3
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Admiral Trailers

I have recently bought an Admiral Trailer from Jono Garton,
It is excellent and very good value for money compared to the other options around.

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Old 28 February 2004, 08:17   #4
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The trailer had a bulldog wheel clamp fitted and a hitch lock, but I think the whole trailer was lifted on to the back of another trailer.
It was taken from the emsworth area.
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Old 29 February 2004, 04:10   #5
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I had good service from DeGraaff Trailers and the trailer (okay it's only as small one) is well made. They seem to understand the boat market.

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Old 29 February 2004, 06:15   #6
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Hi other Mark H

Sorry to hear about your loss. Whare abouts in the Emsworth area did it go missing? As this is my patch I would like to know where to take extra precautions and warn a few friends. How long had it been left?

Also I can keep a look out for your old one, incase the t-leaf is stupid enough not to have taken it far, which is not unheard of around here. The local boat jumble is a good starting point for recovering nicked kit. Any description/destinguishing marks?
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Old 01 March 2004, 10:25   #7
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Stupidly no distinguishing features apart from a few Ribeye stickers!
The trailer was stolen from emsworth marina and is a rollercoaster type trailer with red rollers on it and some splashes of blue anti-fouling.
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Old 01 March 2004, 11:44   #8
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I shall keep my eyes open.

By the way, avoid Mersea trailers, the seem to use plasticine wheel bearings. Average life < 500 miles.
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Old 01 March 2004, 14:48   #9
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Ribeye say in their guarantee that you must use a Ribeye trailer otherwise it MIGHT in-validate your hull warrantee. I don't know how seriously they take this..........
I too have an SBS trailer. It's a very solid piece of kit, especially compared to my old one.
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Old 02 March 2004, 04:51   #10
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I bought a big deGraaf trailer for my Ribeye. Its good quality and good value and seems to suit the boat well.

I asked Ribeye if it was OK to get a non Ribeye trailer and they said fine, no problems with warranty. I believe Ribeye source their own trailers from Admiral.
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