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Old 31 August 2012, 13:00   #1
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help with roller coaster trailers

hi everyone, my super roller is bit rusty but still soilid but the main problem is the rollers are not staying in place ie split pins broken or rollers spin any ideas ? as cant see how there were ever put on in factory as there always inset so all ive done is space them off with couplers, but makes them tight, there all in good shape
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I had a DeGraaf trailer and my rollers started falling off.
As you assemble them on the shaft, it goes, large mild steel washer, plastic roller, large mild steel washer, mild steel split pin.
The common theme here is "mild steel".
It rusts like buggery in salt water.
I replaced all the washers, if I could have got hold stainless ones I would have used them, and replaced all the split pins with stainless ones, (no more lost rollers).
It baffles me why trailer manufacturers do not do this from scratch, assuming they are not making a living from selling replacement rollers.
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DeGraaf are not making a living from selling replacement rollers.
I just lost one so bought two from DeGraaf, I think they are trying to!!!!!
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In three years of use I have never lost anything off my Dixon Bate Rapide trailer. Maybe that's why they went out of business
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Buy new rollers - undo u bolt clamp - replace rollers - problem solved sorry - couldn't resist!!
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New or second-hand Searider 4.0m...

Taunton trailers have lots of spares: www.tauntontrailers.co.uk

Ignore subject... too many glasses of Pinot Grigio!
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You can buy large stainless washers from Ebay, I spent about 30 but replaced all washers and drilled holes through the roller 'axles' and fitted 5mm dia stainless split pins. The original 3.2mm dia ones bent over and the washers slipped off, beware.
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