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Old 27 May 2017, 10:45   #1
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Trailer Loan (for suitable fee) - to help you offset costs perhaps

Do you have a decent trailer capable of carrying a 6.8m RIB lying idle? I need a trailer for about 25 days from July 24 onwards to convey my RIB to northern Italy and back.

I would like to borrow a trailer for that period and would be delighted to pay a suitable loan fee. The trailer would be insured and used by a responsible experienced driver.

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Old 27 May 2017, 13:06   #2
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Indespension hire them I believe
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Old 27 May 2017, 15:11   #3
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Don't think they do? Though that may have changed recently I guess. If London is home then Redhill would be your closest branch. The manager there is called Steve and he's a very nice chap.
You could try sticking a post in this bookface group though?:

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Buy a trailer and sell it when you come back?

Surely if you rent one the deposit would be huge, like 1k plus
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Buy a trailer and sell it when you come back?

Surely if you rent one the deposit would be huge, like 1k plus
trouble is that sort of trailer is nearly £4000 new now, so you can understand why. Throw in the cost of a service on a twin axle trailer (and parts) could easily come to £3-400. Chuck into the mix, potential trailer theft, damage, wear and tear, confiscation (if naughty) etc and i start to understand why trailer companies have stopped hiring them!
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I think indespension hire trailers but not boat trailers. Perhaps the answer is find someone who has there boat on a summer mooring agree a suitable sale price and buy back and then pay £1500 for example, for trailer and sell it back to owner after the trip for £1300 saves a load of hassle and keeps it clean for Insurance etc

Just need to find someone with a suitable trailer they are willing to sell, might be a dealer with one lying idle.
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Used Trailers are usually quite easy to sell if in good nick so buying one to do the trip then selling afterwards isn't going to be a problem and you will likely get most of your money back when you sell on
You just need to be sure you buy a good one that is capable of a long trip
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trouble is that sort of trailer is nearly £4000 new now, so you can understand why. Throw in the cost of a service on a twin axle trailer (and parts) could easily come to £3-400. Chuck into the mix, potential trailer theft, damage, wear and tear, confiscation (if naughty) etc and i start to understand why trailer companies have stopped hiring them!
I wasn't implying they buy a new trailer, used one is way to go.

You may find someone who will rent you one but I suspect not, these are obviously expensive items and with all due respect, you might never see it again!

Summer is time to buy trailers, plenty about.
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I think indespension hire trailers but not boat trailers. Perhaps the answer is find someone who has there boat on a summer mooring agree a suitable sale price and buy back and then pay £1500 for example, for trailer and sell it back to owner after the trip for £1300 saves a load of hassle and keeps it clean for Insurance etc

Just need to find someone with a suitable trailer they are willing to sell, might be a dealer with one lying idle.
your right they dont say boat trailers but worth asking they might have a secondhand one willing to hire but my guess is it will be big bucks
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Blendworth Trailers near Portsmouth hire boat trailers. From their website it would be around $1000 for that length of time.

Please substitute $ for pounds as the pound symbol seems to have gone AWOL from my keyboard.

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There is a triple axle Roller Coaster on Ebay for $3500. Would you lose more than a $1000 if you were to buy it, use it and sell it.

What a dilemma!
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