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Old 14 August 2013, 08:14   #11
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I use a box trailer an erde 122 was a special offer new from halfords for 200 I get my zodiac 340 without air sucked out, 10hp outboard, grab bag, 22 litre tank, bravo pump and oars and seat all in it! I put the expensive stuff lifejackets etc in the boot of the Car, at the end of the season I unpack it all clean it all And store in garage and then turn trailer on its end so it's standing up! Takes up less room then. And when I go camping I just put the tent which is a decent size, tent awning and some other bits on top and use a stretchy cargo net and a job lot of bungees on it.

Personally I would recommend it over anything else, I also put a 6ft tall freezer in mine it had about 4 inches clearance on my old yaris!

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So Nick do you plonk your FR340 on the top of the trailer and tie it down or partially deflate and put it inside?
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Old 14 August 2013, 08:45   #12
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Good post, but galvanising is zinc plating, as used on most boat trailers.
Have to disagree

Hot dip galvanising is a different (and more heavy duty) process / coating
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Ah, so it is the process, not the material?
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Old 14 August 2013, 12:24   #14
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I always deflate although I never suck all the air out with the bravo, I can easily roll it just by squashing the air out, it's way too big I guess to put on top of my trailer. I can get all my gear easily in the trailer.

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Thanks everyone.

Some really good comments and suggestions !

The LT4000 was confirmed at a painful 1195, though there is another model on its way (the 'compact') at 975. Still rather OTT methinks when considering other much cheaper alternatives suggested here, and depreciation from new could be an issue should I buy a boat needing a different trailer anytime soon.

I'll enquire the dimensions of the bike trailer though. If the wheels aren't too far forward then could be OK with the weighty o/b mounted. Maybe a project for next year

So back to the good ol' box trailer. I anticipate a couple of custom locking castor boards and a wall chain should safely position it in the garage on its side and preserve space. We had a little Erde ourselves some years back, but would get something larger for the big tent and boat.

Does anyone transport their o/b mounted on the back of a box trailer (obviously with an anti-theft security bar)? I ask this as the Tohatsu 4s is over 50kg.

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Old 09 March 2016, 15:09   #16
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Hi Nick
do you have any pics of your trailer rigged up and ready to go,
I have a galv camping trailer 4'x5' to load a Honwave 3.5 plus all the bits.
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Check out the date of the last post, Nick hasn't posted for two years!
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Old 10 March 2016, 13:38   #18
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Hi Nick
do you have any pics of your trailer rigged up and ready to go,
I have a galv camping trailer 4'x5' to load a Honwave 3.5 plus all the bits.
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If you have a camping trailer like a Duuo which stands up when not in use on its end on castors .you can build a roof rack for it to hold the boat on inflated with the engine and the rest of your gear in side it works well.

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Plus one for the Duuo.

I've got one or should I say 2?

Cracking little trailer.
I initially I bought it to put my deflated Sib into after a days fishing.
Ended up adding bunks to the flat bed part of the trailer and making a wider axel and a longer hitch plus winch and making it into a full time boat trailer.

I then made another base for the original axel and hitch bar.
Added electrics and a set of mud guards and put the box back on.

It still dismantles and stores within itself as it did originally.

Voilla I've two trailers for under 400 quid.

I now use a set of old roof bars bolted on top of the Duuo box trailer to carry 4 bikes on thule bike carrier's.

Easier than lifting them on and off of an SUV roof.

Very versatile piece of kit☺
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