In need of a new trailer or repair

 Hi lads I went out today in the boat and after hitching the boat up and towing it home iv realized something wasn't right had a look at the trailer and the 3 cross bars have cracked( as in the photos below) is it just worth getting a new trailer as a few other things are buggered on it too or should I get it fixed the boat sitting on it is a quintrex 5.7 bow rider any suggestion would be appreciated new ,second hand ,good trailer brands ,fixing solutions etc cheers guys and more annoying is I had my jurien bay boat trip lined upfor the 4th of January

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Sat, 2018-12-29 13:26

That trailer is toast 


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 I can definitely see why

Sat, 2018-12-29 13:47

 I can definitely see why that cracked. You'd be able to buy a replacement new before the 4th if you have funds and are happy with a dunbier etc. If going custom I'd recommend talking to tezzas in port Kennedy 


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 The trailer is a dunbier now

Sat, 2018-12-29 14:07

 The trailer is a dunbier now but I was having a look at the BG trailers out of fremantle trailers still $5500 new but I think the dunbier new was like 10 grand

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I have one its not a bad setup.

Sat, 2018-12-29 14:36


  I have never had such a easy trailer to launch , retrieve , so worth a look.

 Mines got a 495 haines profish on it, and its a breeze to tow, I have no interests in Chivers , just a suggestion.



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 Probably lucky that happened

Sat, 2018-12-29 15:01

 Probably lucky that happened when it did and not doing 100kph along Indian Ocean Drive. Looks like a newby is on its way as that one is a throw away.

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We're you located...if it's a

Sat, 2018-12-29 15:27

We're you located...if it's a few welds / stiffening I can help as a temporary.

I just got a yellow sticker off mine which I got during the blitz a few months springs,bolts and breaks came in at $500 few weekends to change over.

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 I'll definitely keep in

Sat, 2018-12-29 20:55

 I'll definitely keep in touch mate if I have no luck Monday with a few options I'm considering I'll see if u can help also I'm in myaree 

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 Scary u say that I had just

Sat, 2018-12-29 15:32

 Scary u say that I had just drove it from Melville to baldivis to get the engine serviced last week 

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 Those crossmembers rust thru

Sat, 2018-12-29 17:04

 Those crossmembers rust thru as the seawater probably has been sitting in there.
Usually there is a drain hole at the low point, may have been blocked?


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 i def wouldnt trust the

Sat, 2018-12-29 17:54

 i def wouldnt trust the trailor with the cross members like that. i would def be getting a new one or good second hand  especially if your planning a trip away


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 Tezzas trailers Ibeam

Sat, 2018-12-29 19:07

 Tezzas trailers Ibeam construction is the way to go.

BGs Chinese made are ok but thin steel and the galv isnt great. 


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seen these before

Sat, 2018-12-29 19:45

 That one reminds me of a few trailers iv'e seen sitting under boats in some of the dealers yards around Perth.

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 I'm reading every post boys

Sat, 2018-12-29 20:50

 I'm reading every post boys I'm definitely appreciating it so I'm looking at ace trailers and tezzas trailers or possibly chivers trailer's should I be staying away from bg trailers 

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I would go tezza

Sat, 2018-12-29 21:03

Maybe not new. Not hard to do ,clean up get bits replaced ,acid dip , re galved . Done it for little andys trailer last year. And my Luke's trailer year before.

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 Another recommendation for

Sun, 2018-12-30 13:34

 Another recommendation for tezza

Ace is too pricey in my opinion 


getting the bottom line final answer from a bunch of blokes that use false names and put smiley faces at the end of paragraphs is not the best place in the world to get the information you seek.

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I've just rebuilt my 4 ton

Sun, 2018-12-30 17:26

I've just rebuilt my 4 ton triaxle and for all parts, new brake accutuator, galv and Freo trailers welding total cost was $5k. I'll post before and after pics once relicenced. If I'd payed some one to do the whole job the parts cost + labour would not be far of a new trailer.


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 I picked up my new Tezza's

Tue, 2019-01-01 16:46

 I picked up my new Tezza's Trailer just before Christmas and could not be happier. Would recommend one of Terry's trailers hands down over any other steel trailer. Built to suit YOUR boat, he even lifts the boat off the old trailer, puts it onto the new and adjusts all the rollers/skids for you. And price wise he was actually a little cheaper than the mass produced trailers I priced at our local boat yards.

If you decide to go new, Tezza's is the way to go !

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Top bloke

Tue, 2019-01-01 20:15

For sure.

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 Thanks for all your feedback

Wed, 2019-01-02 11:42

 Thanks for all your feedback guys after 5 days of stressing on what to do I was given the bad news today from 3 different mobs that the trailer was going to cost nearly as much for a new one than to fix all the issues

So iv ended up going with a new one from Chivas that they luckily had in stock I would have liked to have gone and see tezzas stuff but I barely got the boat to Chivas a 10 minute drive became an hour as the cross bars opened another 10mm on the way there and Im watching the boat sink into the trailer scary to say the least.

So if anyone is looking for a second hand trailer project it's a 6 meter dunbier has new tyres and rims, jarret winch and registered thanks again.