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Old 08 January 2022, 14:18   #1
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Drop down trailer wheel

I have seen a video of a drop down third trailer wheel for beach launching .looks excellent but I cannot find a supplier in uk. Many body any ideas ?
Roger
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Old 08 January 2022, 14:50   #2
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I have seen a video of a drop down third trailer wheel for beach launching .looks excellent but I cannot find a supplier in uk. Many body any ideas ?
Roger
I've not seen one for sale but plan to make my own bracket and fit the spare wheel on the drawbar. It wouldn't have any steering function, would have to lift the hitch and reposition for a straight run.
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Old 08 January 2022, 16:49   #3
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I wish I had the equipment to do that. They don't have any steering function bit don't need one . If you look on YouTube there is a more simple square section design using pins and a smart swing over design. Surely there is a big opportunity for somebody to make and sell a similar design in UK? It would be perfect for me
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Old 09 January 2022, 09:43   #4
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They used to be made by indespension and known as a sand skipper. No longer shows up as a Google search but might be worth giving indespension a call
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Old 09 January 2022, 10:20   #5
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Thank you , that is very helpful. I will investigate .
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Old 09 January 2022, 11:16   #6
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One here in Anglesey ,looks a bit basic ,must have got left off the van on the way to the galvenisers ,also maybe a seller that has been the subject of comments on this forum .
https://store1045003.store.yola.com/...eel-p176002352
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Old 09 January 2022, 11:46   #7
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Thank you , I had just sent that after I was told they were called sand skipper . I will contact them on Monday.
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Old 10 January 2022, 13:24   #8
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I have seen a video of a drop down third trailer wheel for beach launching .looks excellent but I cannot find a supplier in uk. Many body any ideas ?
Roger
hi roger dodge. im a new member and this is first contact with some one. ive made a drop down wheel bracket . quite an easy thing to make i got the idea from a video on youtube . you cannot believe how easy my wife and i can launch and retrieve our 5 metre rib on the beach. i will try to forward you some pics of it if i can. it also acts as a spare wheel carrier. cannot recommend enough.
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Old 10 January 2022, 15:03   #9
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Welcome to the group , I am relatively new to this site . It is really friendly.
Thank you for your comments . I am not sure I could make one as I do not have a welder . It would make my new life in the Highlands much easier if I could sort something.
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