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Old 13 August 2013, 18:17   #1
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Are fold-away SIB trailers available ?

I'm looking for a road trailer that I can bring out for our Yam 380s SIB for holidays, and 'fold-away' / collapse for more space-efficient storage when not required. Our private garage is fairly well-occupied, and garage rental around Cambridge isn't cheap.

I recognise it may be a stupid question and a bit of a tall order, requiring that I simply dismantle a regular trailer on such occasions, but curious to know if there are such trailers purpose-designed to support this function?

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Old 13 August 2013, 18:33   #2
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Yes you can buy them but at a price. I asked this question only a matter of weeks back and got quoted around 650-800 forgot what company but could give these a try.


Leisure Trailer Ltd. The Folding Inflatable Boat Trailer
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Old 13 August 2013, 18:47   #3
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That's just the sort of convenience I didn't dare hope for

Many thanks for that, and the price you mentioned is generally in line with what I was expecting to pay for such a thing. Used would be better of-course, but I know that's really pushing my luck


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Old 14 August 2013, 02:45   #4
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Yes you can buy them but at a price. I asked this question only a matter of weeks back and got quoted around 650-800 forgot what company but could give these a try.


Leisure Trailer Ltd. The Folding Inflatable Boat Trailer

Yep, these were the ones I dug up, looked ideal for the odd weekend away when im towing the camper. Unfortunately the list price was over 1200 !!!
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Yep, these were the ones I dug up, looked ideal for the odd weekend away when im towing the camper. Unfortunately the list price was over 1200 !!!

How far are you going to tow it would a launching trolley do ?

Do you need suspension etc
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Have you considered a box trailer. Can take a collapsed sib and gear. Some strap inflated sib to top. Takes up less room in the garage,also good for other uses and possible cheaper second hand.
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Old 14 August 2013, 03:40   #7
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Ouch !
That's a bit pricey for a light SIB trailer, though I know that anything 'boat' is fashionably expensive when new. I did email them for a price but at-least I'll not need to sit down first

Suspension would be nice, though not essential for the considerable benefits a fold-away would offer, and the motor lays nicely across the boot. I'm only looking for a road trailer as the boat has transom wheels. We'll be towing for some hundreds of miles.

A box trailer sounds the next best bet, and considerably cheaper to make the extra effort worthwhile.

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2 BIKE MOTORCYCLE TRAILER "COLLAPSIBLE/FLAT PACKED" NEW | eBay

Not sure of dimensions, but pretty sure you could adapt to fit a couple of carpet bunks and transom saver for engine leg. Takes up to 350kg and only 369 plus 35 postage.

As its zinc plated, it wouldn't take a dunking, but if you've got a 15hp it should be relatively straight forward to ease the boat and engine off the trailer and launch conventionally.
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As its zinc plated, it wouldn't take a dunking, but if you've got a 15hp it should be relatively straight forward to ease the boat and engine off the trailer and launch conventionally.
Good post, but galvanising is zinc plating, as used on most boat trailers.
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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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