Spitfire Aluminium Trailers

 

 

Hi All,

Just wondering if any of you have had any experience with Spitfire aluminium Boat trailers?  They seem well priced, particulary for an Ali option, but just chasing some info from those in the know.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Cheers

 


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Spitfire Aluminium Trailers

Fri, 2017-09-01 10:40

G'day Ron,

I went and had a look at the Spitfire Trailers yesterday. They certainly LOOK the goods, but there were a couple of things that terrified me. The two chaps in charge are very nice blokes, but admitted immediately to not knowing anything about boats, and not having a clue how to set the trailers up to fit a boat, the suggestion was to take it to a boat shop... They couldn't tell me which model would best suit my 6.2m Chivers Esprit (glass)which was a bit frustrating. The trailers as I said look solid enough, the two I looked at were all bolted together, not welded, which was interesting, and had torsion suspension, not springs. Is this an issue? I cant imagine saltwater getting inside the torsion suspension mechanism would be a good thing? The frames, winch post and draw bar were ally, and everything else stainless. The draw bar looked particularly short, a hell of a lot shorter than on the old Polmac I'm looking to replace in any case. I don't know how well they would tow? I'm not writing them off at all, I just have lots of questions, and unfortunately the guys selling them couldn't provide answers. I see Spitfire is based in QLD, I might give them a bell and see what I can find out.

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 Hey Cowboy,Thanks for the

Fri, 2017-09-01 10:58

 Hey Cowboy,

Thanks for the info. I agree, they look the goods but the info is a kinda full of holes. I spoke with the guy in QLD who straight up knew a hell of a lot more than the the guy I spoke with in Bullsbrook. I am keen to know how you feel after speaking the QLD outlet.

 

Cheers.

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Spitfire Aluminium Trailers

Tue, 2017-09-05 12:26

I have had some messages back and forth with Peter in Brizzie, one of the Directors of the company. All sounds fine, no alarm bells. I suppose what I was really hoping for was to find someone, anyone, that has bought one for some firsthand feedback. I did a quick survey of Woody's ramp on the weekend and the usual names dominate, Dunbier, Papas, Trailit etc. Not a single Spitfire unfortunately! I will continue to ruminate, perhaps I might get some inspiration at the Boat Show.

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 Thanks for the feedback,

Wed, 2017-09-06 12:21

 Thanks for the feedback, good to hear. Mine should be ready in a week or so, so feel free to drop me a line and I will let you know how my experience plays out.

 

Cheers

 

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Spitfire Aluminium Trailers

Wed, 2017-09-13 12:32

G'day Ron,

Did you end up purchasing one of these? Any feedback at all? I'm, still firmly on the fence with my decision!

Cheers

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 Hi again,Picked it up

Thu, 2017-09-14 11:43

 Hi again,

Picked it up yesterday. So far so good, it really looks the business although Im yet to put the boat on it. I guess at the end of the day it has a warranty double that of Dunbier, and has been assessed as road worthy by DOT. I will be taking some measurements from the old trailer ( roller spacing and positioning ) and then adjust the spitfire accordingly if neccessay, as the roller positioning looks ok but is probably a little bit of guess work on theior behalf.

 

 

Cheers

 

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Spitfire Trailers

Thu, 2017-10-12 09:06

G'day Ron,

How's the trailer performing? Any issues?

Cheers

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First hand experiance with Spitfire

Thu, 2018-01-04 15:48

Big Ron and Cowboy, just read with great interest comments on Spitfire trailers. Would be keen to know about actual experiance using them especially any tips to avoid Thanks

 

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Confession

Fri, 2018-01-05 09:53

I must confess I chickened out and purchased a new galv Papas trailer. Very pleased with it to date, very solid and tows beautifully. Great value I thought at well under 6k on the road.

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Spitfire trailer

Mon, 2018-02-19 10:30

 Has anybody else purchased one of these trailers ? Big Ron I sent you a pm !

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Spitfire trailer

Mon, 2018-03-12 19:57

 Yes, I made that mistake. Go for a galvanised trailer and save your self a lot of worry and expensive repair work.

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 can you elaberate at all?

Fri, 2018-04-27 11:59

 can you elaberate at all?

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

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 any news on these trailers.

Fri, 2018-04-27 11:59

 any news on these trailers. notice new models are arriving

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

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 The list is too long. All I

Thu, 2018-05-24 03:59

 The list is too long. All I can advise that you read the small 

print of the warranty terms. For the trailer to

be repaired under warranty then it needs to be

unladen and trucked back to the place of purchase

at your own expense

message me if you want

 

keep on truckin  

Mad macs

 

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Be Careful!

Mon, 2018-08-20 04:58

 Agree with Mad Macs.  PM me if you need more info.  Its not pretty.

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Keen to find out more

Mon, 2018-11-05 07:40

 I visited Spitfire Trailer in Bullsbrook a couple of weeks ago, and like Ron and Cowboy found the operator to be a nice fella, but was totally surprised by the lack of knowledge about many things, particularly appropriate axle for weight of boat.

I left there with strong reservations. Still keen on an ally trailer though. I will like to hear from anyone who has bought a spitfire trailer and what they think.

cheers Nomad T

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Keen to find out more

Mon, 2018-11-05 07:40

 I visited Spitfire Trailer in Bullsbrook a couple of weeks ago, and like Ron and Cowboy found the operator to be a nice fella, but was totally surprised by the lack of knowledge about many things, particularly appropriate axle for weight of boat.

I left there with strong reservations. Still keen on an ally trailer though. I will like to hear from anyone who has bought a spitfire trailer and what they think.

cheers Nomad T