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Old 16 September 2014, 20:59   #11
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Originally Posted by CJL View Post
Too right!!!

Yup same here like others on here made my own
But the Dutch seem to have some very good L B mainly folded Ali plate

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Old 17 September 2014, 04:13   #12
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This works for me. Led submersible to
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Old 17 September 2014, 04:49   #13
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wow, feeling the love!!!

Thanks for all the responses...

Good point re trade membership. We'll certainly look at that.

I agree re lighting boards. They are a load of rubbish most of the time... We're currently going through the process of type approval and I'm definitely erring towards the separate pods on each side of the trailer. Waterproof LEDs seem the obvious choice.

mmm not sure about hire trailers. We'd much rather sell one!!! hahaha
Seriously I think that would probably be more relevant to retailers who would be located in the area's where this service might be needed... Certainly give it some thought.

I'd be interested in what people think about the trend towards solid beams on roller trailers rather than the more traditional swinging beams. And the use of only 4 rollers on a fixed beam at the front rather than 8 rollers on a swing beam. I guess it reduces the cost of the trailer but it's surely not as good. Is it?

Thanks again all.

I promise not to overtly promote Admiral Trailers... oopps


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Old 17 September 2014, 05:00   #14
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There is always a drive to reduce cost - especially as the internet allows instant price comparison.

However, low price does not equal good product. Trailers get ignored and forgotten. Until it broken of course.

Perhaps you need a two pronged approach. Cheap ones for cost consious first time buyers (who really are only interested in getting their boat to the water).

Then a second range - for those who know / realise you shouldnt skimp on quality when it comes to a trailer.

Or perhaps a combination of both - basic frame, which you add to / upgrade as and when you need.

Website with spares that are sent out with a courier and tracking. In stock, uptodate and with a human on the phone 24/7 to assist with buying / fitting etc.

Reputation is everything and your website is the first start.
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Old 25 September 2014, 09:51   #15
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Cheers Trimix, much appreciated.

Website? oops we've been flat out since we started. Need to get that sorted then!

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