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Old 21 October 2004, 10:09   #1
Country: UK - England
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Which trailer?

Hi all,

Am looking into buying a new trailer for my 5.5m Humber Destroyer.

Needs to have payload strength of at least 750kg, meaning a braked trailer.

Any advice on makes and models? Any makes to avoid or that you reccomend?

Am looking at a Brendurup 8120B. Any comments on this?

Any suggestions where I can get more advice/information?



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Old 21 October 2004, 11:19   #2
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Ken, against my wishes the diving club bought one. Trailer wires run through the chassis with another plug at the stern to detach the number plate. The hard wiring into the chassis also includes side lights. God knows how long that little lot will last being immersed in salt water. Also the bearings are the sealed for life type which can't easily be changed. On the good side is the trailer is well made with decent trailer board in galv steel, the quality is good and the trailer sturdy.

With a couple of minor changes it could be a nice trailer, just don't like those bearings which have been discussed recently on here.


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Old 21 October 2004, 11:21   #3
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Here is my limited knowledge:

SNIPE = cheap and cheerfull, do the job, not impressed with the rollers, and general build quality. I have one now and I struggle to launch my boat off it ... the rollers jam and break, regularly.

INDESPENSION - Seem to be good trailers, used them for years with little problems. I find the servicing monkeys where I live a right pain in the ass, however the trailers I have had worked well. However if your boat is too heavy for the the trailer it will bend and break. Replacement parts can be a little pricey.
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Old 21 October 2004, 11:31   #4
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I have one of these it is 10 years old now & as long as I keep looking after it I recon anther 10 years easily left in it!
Simple to work on & dose the job, very easy to launch & recover from!
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Old 21 October 2004, 12:47   #5
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I had a new Dixon Bate Rapide trailer from Ribcraft in May this year. So far so good and NO sticking brakes as it has the new Disc Brake option.

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Old 22 October 2004, 04:38   #6
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From our diving clubs experience DONíT touch Bramber with a barge pole!
Our Bramber trailer was supplied through Humber when we got a new 5.5m assault in January this year.
Here is a list of the problems so far.
Wobble rollers snapping (twice), winch breaking (almost losing the boat off the back), brakes locking & seizing up (requiring new cables, brake shoes locking hub nuts & dust caps) & welds snapping all within 9 months. So far itís cost us £250 over the last 9 months just to keep it going.
Still awaiting responce from letters sent to Humber & Bramber.
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Old 22 October 2004, 04:46   #7
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i have a streamline for my little valiant

its very cheap feel but as worked very hard with no problems at all

sorry the strap hook locking pin broke off which i replace with one from ebay

the are based in essex brightling sea i think they do all sizes

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Old 22 October 2004, 05:37   #8
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I had an R.M. single axle braked roller trailer with my last RIB.
Fantastic trailer IMHO - solid, dependable, well designed and towed beautifully!
Had no problems at all while I owned it and it was a couple of years old when I got it.
I think theyre quite expensive but you get what you pay for!

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Old 22 October 2004, 06:45   #9
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What ever you get make sure it has at least a couple of keel rollers. Mine has none, so I bash the keel on the axel launching/recovering on a steep slip.
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Old 22 October 2004, 07:03   #10
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Try these guy's Had one of their trailers for 2 Years no problems at all, specialy built for us in 2 weeks. Brilliant service.


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