Unique custom made road trailer for sale

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Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Post by stu » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:14 pm

Well, Hello all. Some will remember me, other will not have a clue who I am or what I am on about. :roll:

Before the job and kids got in the way I used to sail my various boats at many CVRDA events, in fact for a while I kept this very website up to date etc. Anyhow, if you're still with me I'll get to the point.

My road boat trailer / camping trailer is up for sale, and being offered here first. It was custom made by Vandercraft. It's galvanised, dipped AFTER being welded together.

It's a large box trailer, the sides are plastic and the bottom is wooden, it has an orange canvas cover secured by elastic, meaning it is waterproof when being towed and stored. The trailer has a frame, above the box, with various 'tie down' points that will take most dinghies, so long as you can manhandle it up there. It was originally made for my international canoe, and since used for my OK & Mirror, and for camping trips with and without boats. When camping we used it as the kitchen mounting a wooden platform from which we cooked. We even put a utility tent over the rear of the trailer, making it a waterproof kitchen area. It had new tyres last year and is in very good condition. It has a fixed trailer board with an additional 'socket' at the rear should you want to put a lighting board on your boat's transom.

It tows very very well, as the 'A' frame is larger than normal. It is a single axle trailer (not braked), and has holes drilled to allow the single axle to be moved to a more forward position.

I will upload pictures soon as well as posting measurements.

Price? well, let's discuss if anyone is interested.

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Re: Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Post by stu » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:45 pm

.....and here's a picture.
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Re: Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Post by Rupert » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:52 am

Hi Stu! Good to hear from you. How are you getting on, be good to see you on the water somewhere?

Not in the market for a trailer, but it has given me some ideas for my double!
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Re: Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Post by Alan P. » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:34 pm

Not in the market for a trailer either but just want to say a big hello, Stu. Hope life has been good to you. Do you still have 1958?. I think your old Supernova was up for sale recently too and I wondered then how things were with you.
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Re: Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Post by stu » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi Rupert, Hi Alan,

I'm good thanks, still keeping and functioning well. Run ragged by kids (now 7 & 9) and job. I've not sailed for several years now, but am trying to think of ways to fit it in as I do miss it. Alan, yes I still have 1958 :-) I've also got a mirror (an old one) that needs some work, which, after I have renovated an original 1930's front door, I will tackle and see if we can start sailing on the docks in Bristol.

Fingers crossed, may see some of you soon.

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Post by pegasus » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:01 am

Hi Stu.

I sent you a PM for more details.

Thanks
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Post by roger » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:59 am

Bloody hell, first Stu appears out of the darkness and now Gregg. We will have to hold a re union.

Good to hear from you both.
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Post by stu » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:59 pm

but Roger, I am the same Stu on FB.... :roll:

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Post by roger » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:19 pm

stu wrote:but Roger, I am the same Stu on FB.... :roll:
But that's a different world.
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Re: Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Post by stu » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:14 pm

Sorry for the drip drip of info.

Here (finally) are the measurements;

Box
Length - 226cm
Width - 122cm
Depth - 53cm

Trailer total length - 375cm

The boat frame sits 45cm above the box
The boat frame from front mount to 'side mounts is 247cm

The A-Frame is 145cm (from front of box to tow hitch)

Photo's at weekend

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Re: Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Post by stu » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:09 pm

Hi All here are a few more pictures. The OK atop the trailer is NOT included :-)
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There are fully adjustable 'frame holders' to hold the launching trolley in the position you want.
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This (rather rubbish) launching trolley fits best without wheels, all other have mounted without the need to remove the trolley wheels.
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