Fitted a set of 'Floatem Poles' docking arms to a customers' trailer yesterday and thought I'd give you a bit of feedback.
A lot of people have said that they're expensive and I must admit they're not cheap, however, compared to others you can buy they're a really good bit of kit.
They're aluminium, so lightweight, strong and won't rust. The welds are very good (see here for a competitors' offering, that are only £15 cheaper: http://www.rib.net/forum/f49/docking...ase-47135.html
Full fitting instructions supplied (though you only require a 17mm socket and ratchet / 17mm spanner) and they take roughly ten minutes to fit.
Brackets finger tight on the chassis rails
Arm slid in and bracket tightened up. Left the plastic packaging on to keep it free from grubby fingers!
The poles slide on a plastic sleeve, over the aluminium tube, so as you go deeper, the poles float (hence the name I guess!) and you can still see them). This is the cord inside
And this is the height they'll float to - plenty deep enough for most people I reckon
All in all I reckon they're a really good bit of kit. Granted, not cheap, but for the engineering, design, build quality and ease of use, well worth the money if you're after a good set of docking arms. As the old adage goes - you get what you pay for!