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Offline Imprezab

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New Trailer - advice needed
« on: Sun 24 Mar 18:27 2019 »
Hi all,

Just dropped my boat onto some tyres this afternoon as I thought I only needed to replace the rear guide cross member. Turns out I heard some very weird cracking noises up a bit higher on the trailer as it was coming off, and sure enough, found some bad rust in the main channel on one side, and I reckon the whole thing is cactus. It was flexing much more than it should!

What kills me the most is that I spend so long washing the damn thing down every time, and am waiting for neighbours to complain each time about the volume of water I use just on the trailer.

Regardless of that, need a new one.
Wondering if going alloy is worth it, and if so, where should I visit to get a price on a new trailer.
Iím over bayside way.

Boat is a 4.5 savage safari.

Thanks in advance
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Re: New Trailer - advice needed
« Reply #1 on: Sun 24 Mar 18:31 2019 »
If it was me I would go for the alloy C section.
The last time I had a look at this though was a couple of years ago and cost was about 3.5 thousand by memory.
This was for a 4.7m quintrex.
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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #2 on: Mon 25 Mar 17:16 2019 »
    I have advice other than make sure it has a walkway on the new one. Wouldnt own boat tralier without again.

    Did you treat trailer with Lanox or any coating to help slow the rust?
    Cancer usually goes from inside to outside.

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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #3 on: Fri 29 Mar 20:58 2019 »
    Anyone have a Redco Trailer?
    After the research Iíve done this week, they seem to be the one Iím most interested in for the $$
    Looking at the 1513Qmo
    Anyone got one of the Quickline centering systems? Are they worth the extra $100?
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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #4 on: Sat 30 Mar 07:53 2019 »
    Anyone have a Redco Trailer?
    After the research Iíve done this week, they seem to be the one Iím most interested in for the $$
    Looking at the 1513Qmo
    Anyone got one of the Quickline centering systems? Are they worth the extra $100?

    My 5m boat has the Quickline and I reckon make retrieving much easier as TYB under 10 could wind on the boat at the start where couldnt do the 4.1m boat that is just single self centre roller on rear.

    Want to set trailer so rear roller is just above the water to be fully effective with the Quickline when retrieving. Get it wet and wasting time having it.
    Get the walkway as well.


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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #5 on: Sat 30 Mar 15:18 2019 »
    Thanks heaps crabby.
    Ended up getting it this morning with the walkway.
    Looking forward to having the boat back on a trailer.
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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #6 on: Sun 31 Mar 07:01 2019 »
    Lanolin or Inox it once set up to your boat ;)

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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #7 on: Mon 1 Apr 22:40 2019 »
    Is Lanolin or inox the best thing to do?
    Iíve heard so many different ways of putting an extra layer on the gal and wonder what people have done outside of Lanox to the trailers.

    Things Iíve heard of include boiling down linseed oil a bit and spraying it up the channels, corking up the channels and filling them with diesel for a week, putting tectal in just the places where the breather holes are on the channels....
    Just wanting to prolong the life of the new rig as long as I can .
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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #8 on: Tue 2 Apr 17:51 2019 »
    I used to use fish oil spray in and around the channels...and my trailer was still going good after 10 years...however I did wash it out with fresh water straight after each trip.
    Lanox or Lanolin is good, but gets sticky when warm and attracts dirt.
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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #9 on: Tue 2 Apr 19:21 2019 »
    I used to use fish oil spray in and around the channels...and my trailer was still going good after 10 years...however I did wash it out with fresh water straight after each trip.
    Lanox or Lanolin is good, but gets sticky when warm and attracts dirt.

    Yes Inox and Lanolin wont give you a show room shi ne trailer but does slow up rust.
    cheap 5L pressure pack garden sprayer and squirt up rear channels and dont forget the cross members.

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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #10 on: Thu 11 Apr 08:05 2019 »
    'Just finished rebuilding a trailer with a mate (his trailer)
    He got onto Mayfair trailers at Grindle Rd Rocklea, and they sold him a new frame, and everything else he needed to make his old trailer new again. 'Saved heaps, just cost the price of the frame and a few bolts....and a lot of coffees, a few pizzas, etc.
    Mayfair make trailers for redco, etc. Give 'em a call....

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    Re: New Trailer - advice needed
    « Reply #11 on: Sat 13 Apr 05:31 2019 »
    Yes Inox and Lanolin wont give you a show room shine trailer but does slow up rust.
    cheap 5L pressure pack garden sprayer and squirt up rear channels and dont forget the cross members.
    to get right up into frame and crossmembers irrigation  small diameter tubing and small head you may have to thin lanolin if you cannot get enough pressure for it to spray

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