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Old 16 January 2022, 19:16   #1
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Trailer rollers NOT rolling

I'm new to this and most of the rollers of my trailer don't seem to roll, which can't be good for the boat coming on and off the trailer???

Is there some way to get them to rolled if they are seized/stuck???

The rollers themselves don't seem straightforward to change themselves, looks like I need to change the whole bracket.

The trailer is a Mecanorem.

Has anyone had any experience changing these rollers and where I can get replacements??
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Old 16 January 2022, 19:42   #2
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I'm new to this and most of the rollers of my trailer don't seem to roll, which can't be good for the boat coming on and off the trailer???

Is there some way to get them to rolled if they are seized/stuck???

The rollers themselves don't seem straightforward to change themselves, looks like I need to change the whole bracket.

The trailer is a Mecanorem.

Has anyone had any experience changing these rollers and where I can get replacements??
Can't really tell from your photos how the spindles are fixed. On mine I was able to remove the rusty spindles and replace with stainless tube. I drilled holes for split pins. The rollers themselves had worn holes so I was able to re-bush using some PVC pipe from B&Q. Total cost was quite low, would have cost a fair bit buying new.
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Old 16 January 2022, 22:25   #3
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Can't really tell from your photos how the spindles are fixed. On mine I was able to remove the rusty spindles and replace with stainless tube. I drilled holes for split pins. The rollers themselves had worn holes so I was able to re-bush using some PVC pipe from B&Q. Total cost was quite low, would have cost a fair bit buying new.
That's a great idea, but my bar is welded to the mount. The rollers are supposed to turn freely at the end of the bar but they are rusted solid. I have no idea how the bar is bent at the end to keep the rollers on, but they seem impossible to get off.
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Old 17 January 2022, 00:22   #4
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That's a great idea, but my bar is welded to the mount. The rollers are supposed to turn freely at the end of the bar but they are rusted solid. I have no idea how the bar is bent at the end to keep the rollers on, but they seem impossible to get off.
Looks like they're swaged. Any pics from other angles?
Hopefully can work out the best way to get this done.

That roller tyre looks like it's split? Maybe not worth saving, just sacrifice them with a cutting disc? Probably best to jack up the boat and unbolt the carriage, expect the U bolts to shear, and work in comfort away from the trailer.

Taking it one stage further, what have you got to lose by cutting out the entire spindle? Weld on stainless ones with dissimilar metal rods (won't rust) and paint the heat affected zone with Galvafroid. Many options. Depends what skills and tools you have.
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I wouldn't go too crazy for a start, it sounds like the trailer has been sitting for a long time without being used.

Try standard WD40 and give them a good soak.

Once you get them moving grease them with heavy duty waterproof grease.

You can either move your boat back and forth on the trailer while it is connected to your vehicle or put your boat in the water and work on the trailer in the car park.

Also it helps if you lubricate your throat with Guinness while you are working.
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Old 18 January 2022, 07:03   #6
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Thanks for all of the advice, I took one off the other evening and it's rusted shut.

The good news is that the replacements aren't so expensive so I reckon I'll just take the plunge and replace the mounts and rollers and just be done with it.
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Not a fan of WD40 for freeing off seized stuff, much prefer PlusGas but the Guiness throat lube is genius!
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So my new set of rollers arrived today from Mecanorem. I can't wait to install them. I had serious trouble yesterday trying to get the boat off the trailer at the slip way.
Hopefully these will be straight forward to fit.
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It’s strange how sbs that trailer looks.
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Itís strange how sbs that trailer looks.


I think itís the colour scheme. I know the Remorques Mecanoram factory in France & theyíre definitely not SBS related. Anyone who thinks SBS are poor, should look at a RM trailer
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I think itís the colour scheme. I know the Remorques Mecanoram factory in France & theyíre definitely not SBS related. Anyone who thinks SBS are poor, should look at a RM trailer
I'm not sure if it's good or bad, but the parts for Mecanorem seem expensive and not easy to source.
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I eventually got all the rollers changed out. Some of the bolts nearly broke my heart.
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I eventually got all the rollers changed out. Some of the bolts nearly broke my heart.


Thatís gonna push itself off the trailer with a finger
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I'll cry if that's not the case.
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