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Old 14 September 2018, 01:32   #1
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Road Trailer you can dismantle

I have been grappling with the issue of how to take a SIB and our caravan away on holidays and then how to use the Sib once there with the minimum of hastle.

My thoughts are to build a road trailer that can be dismantled and transported in the Caravan.

The plan is one of these



With a square galvanised draw bar, Hitch, Small jocky wheel and wheels and mud guards with a light board.

This would be for a sib and engine weighing no more than 150 KG all up.

The centre draw bar would detatch from the axel and wheels and bolt together at the intersection point possibly with a couple of stays.

I have a very similar trailer that came with my 3.4 m rib that is welded

Not too interested in all the legal stuff as I can work through that. More interested in peoples practical comments.

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Do you really need mudgards and light board?
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If you are going on the road yes
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I guess Brianís point is how far are you going on the road? Most people who have discussed this in the past (I can recall two on here and have met another f2f) are planning to launch at the caravan site or a public slip so close they may not bother with a light board.

However Iíd ask a more fundamental question - if a roller trailer is really the best idea for a sib. Supporting all the weight on a tiny area and dragging any stones trapped in the roller across the surface...
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I guess Brianís point is how far are you going on the road? Most people who have discussed this in the past (I can recall two on here and have met another f2f) are planning to launch at the caravan site or a public slip so close they may not bother with a light board.

However Iíd ask a more fundamental question - if a roller trailer is really the best idea for a sib. Supporting all the weight on a tiny area and dragging any stones trapped in the roller across the surface...
It would be lift on lift off arrangement sib to trailer. The idea is to travel the distance from home to campsite with sib folded in car boot and trailer dismantled in caravan.

Then Assemble trailer and blow up sib at camp site and put on trailer to travel by road to sibbing spots leaving the caravan where it is at camp site.

I want to be able to take a small trailer and Caravan to a holiday destination with one tow car but not pump up sib each time at each place
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I would have thought the hassle of transporting and assembling a road legal trailer added to its extra faff at the slipway and need to find somewhere to park it might outweigh any faff of doing a daily inflate with 12V pump... if you had an air floor!
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I would have thought the hassle of transporting and assembling a road legal trailer added to its extra faff at the slipway and need to find somewhere to park it might outweigh any faff of doing a daily inflate with 12V pump... if you had an air floor!
Might be true but still want to investigate if others have done it.

Is an air floor loads quicker/less faff to set up than an ali floor

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Looking at this video. I think you might be correct.





Anyone know what the make that cool box is


Soon of to boatshow in the caravan and a trip up the Hamble in the Sib. I have 99 % decided to buy the t38IE to add to the fleet
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The air floor daily inflate is chalk and cheese with an alloy floor. Even when you have the knack an uneven setting up surface or just how it goes on the day can make getting the floor sections and side stringers a right pain.

But just rolling the air floor from its bag and letting the pump do its work while you do other things is so easy in comparison. And the air floor will be about 60lbs lighter which makes a big difference moving it about.
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The air floor daily inflate is chalk and cheese with an alloy floor. Even when you have the knack an uneven setting up surface or just how it goes on the day can make getting the floor sections and side stringers a right pain.

But just rolling the air floor from its bag and letting the pump do its work while you do other things is so easy in comparison. And the air floor will be about 60lbs lighter which makes a big difference moving it about.
You have me convinced. Just got to stand and gaze at them at the boat show for a while and then will most likely buy from that small guy near you £970 ish if I remember rightly. Havnt found any one else to match his price so he deserves the business in my book.

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