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Old 14 May 2014, 15:52   #1
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Well there's your problem...

Had some fun today when this happened!

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Suspension unit disintegrated when going down the road! Was defiantly due to be replaced but was just trying to get it too a place where I could replace them. Wheel ended up in a hedge with half the suspension unit still attached!

Manged to borrow a trailer. Whacked the boat in that & took it to a safe place & then put the trailer on the drive for repairs!

Both suspension units are off & ready for new ones too be fitted, just need the bolts.

Massive thanks to dolphin trailers! I got both 500kg suspension units, hubs, wheel nuts, bearings & caps for £100!
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Old 14 May 2014, 15:59   #2
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Could have been a lot worse!
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Defiantly! I knew they were on their way out so was only doing 20mph at the time
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[Spanish accent on] You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. [Spanish accent off] [OK, sorry...]

Were those bolt on single sided suspension pieces? As opposed to a solid axle?


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Well there's your problem...

Definitely....

I knew what you were on about

Glad you got the trailer/boat back ok
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maybe just the photo, but the tyre looks like it's near the end of its natural to me
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Old 15 May 2014, 15:01   #7
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Everything all sorted now. New suspension, hubs & bearings on today. Looks like the seal broke so water got in and most of the damage was done on the inside.

Mud guard supports rewelded & my throttle cable arrived today too!

New wheels and tyres are on there way next week. Only one patch in the photo that's the problem. The rest has 4mm of tread
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think you've had your monies worth out of those Luke
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On the outside there was no signs of wear so had no idea they were about to go! There was more left of it but I grinded off to make it easier to remove
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well, at least you're all sorted now and no damage done, good job all round
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I built a trailer a few years back and thought it was a good idea to saturate the indespension units with Waxoil inside and out to stop the corrosion.
All it did though was lubricate (and possibly deteriorate) the internal rubbers to the point that they nearly rotated fully in the housing!
Over a period of weeks the mudguards got closer to the tyres....
Had to scrap them and fit new ones.
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maybe just the photo, but the tyre looks like it's near the end of its natural to me

Looks like a crossply as well
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Were those bolt on single sided suspension pieces? As opposed to a solid axle?


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The independent suspension as such is/was very commonly used by a few local trailer manufacturers in California, and Mastercraft boats thought they would be great to use. Their reputation of failures dropping $50+K boats on the ground, left them with a very bad name.
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