Collapsible boat trailers

Submitted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 09:58
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Hi all
I was wondering if anyone knows of any trailers that pull apart like the Mangrove Jack trailers do. There are a few that fold down but these are not suitable for what I want. It needs to be able to be dismantled. The Mangrove Jack is ideal but a bit on the expensive side, almost $2500 to the East coast.
Any help please?

Cheers Dave
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:18

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:18
We had a mangrove jack Dave but only for 12 months.We carried it across from the east Coast to WA last year and used it for many days on our trip of almost 6 months..at Pardoo station alone, we fished almost every day of the month we stayed. My husband absolutely loved it but he died unexpectedly and I have sold it. The cost is well worth it as it is so quick to assemble as well as being lightweight.
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Follow Up By: itsdave - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:48

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:48
Hi Heather

Yes they are great trailers, my friend has one but unfortunatly the budget does not allow for it. I was hoping somebody has an idea for something similar or perhaps plans.
Thanks Dave
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Reply By: Bob R4 - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 13:22

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 13:22
Dave, can you weld and do you have some tools?
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Follow Up By: itsdave - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:00

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:00
Hi Bob
Yes I can basic weld and have the tools. Have been thinking along the lines of making one using steel tubing if there is no other options, can't find any plans online so may have to just build as I go.

Dave
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Follow Up By: snow - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:28

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:28
Yeah Dad and I made one about ten years ago, made it out of steel and then had all bits galvanised (probably the most expensive part). Only took an afternoon & we used a stick welder...had I had access to a mig and a steel bench it would have been a tad easier.
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Reply By: BlueyW - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:34

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 15:34
Hi Dave.
Check out sales@boathoist.com.au These are a lightweight aluminium folding trailer, I bought mine in December at a total cost of $1590 including freight. You will find Steve most helpful(02 4919 0274). No association, just a satisfied customer.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 16:18

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 16:18
Try this link There are videos to show how it works.
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Follow Up By: itsdave - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:24

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:24
I'm actually after a trailer that breaks down into components not a folding trailer which there seem to be a lot of. Need something along the lines of the Mangrove Jack.

Thanks anyway Dave
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Follow Up By: JR - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:49

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 17:49
I built my own, used 50 mm thin walled rhs
Bought 1 piece wheels inc bearings
Fitted to normal axles, comes apart into central beam, axle beam pivots. I will make it break in half too

Tube was gal but didnt worry much about the rest as only fresh water, got a coat of zinc paint
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Follow Up By: itsdave - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 18:02

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 18:02
Any chance of a photo to see how it goes together?

Thanks Dave
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Reply By: Jeffrey B7 - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 19:38

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 19:38
Itsdave,
if you send me an email address or phone me on
0408 156 903 I can forward a few photos of my home made trailer I made about 10 - 15 years ago.
Breaks down into 4 pieces plus both wheels/tyres complete with stub axles. Side chine supports plug into Main axle. Two mudguards bolt on.
No springs. Goes on gravel, in the sand or on the main road.
Small hand winch, spectra rope and carried on the roof rack on in the utility tray if enough room.
All steel, was registered, cost me about $70.00 to build including 10 inch wheels and tyres. Weighs about 60 kilos and used 3 weeks ago
for one month in Far North Qld.
Carries 355 Quintrex anywhere.
Jeff Barber Brisbane.
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Reply By: Warren B - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 20:39

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 20:39
Might not be what your after dave but in all 4 adventure series 7 the boys tinnie trailers the coupling is bolted somehow to the bow and the wheels clip on near the back on the side. they only use it on the sand but and beach tracks.
Cheers warren
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 07:34

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 07:34
Dave,

I wouldn't discount a folding trailer, if you get it for the right price.

My folding Flip 'n' Easy can be easily dissembled by replacing the two pivoting bolts on the drawbar sections with removable pins and retaining clips, such as used for the locking pins at the same locations.
Then you would have three sections of about 1.5m each, plus the two wheel assemblies.

Personally, I don't find the folded trailer a problem to mount on the back of my camper van. It just sits in a three tier folded length, but as mentioned above, the whole lot can be broken down into separate sections by replacing two bolts with removable pins if necessary.
By doing this, you would not interfere with the integral design that allows the trailer to be registered for public road use.

Easy as!
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Reply By: Sidetracked - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 11:28

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 11:28
Dave
We have a folding trailer made by Almac trailers in bundy.
Takes about 5 minutes to assemble weighs about 28 Kgs
i think we paid about $1500 about 4 years ago
Almac trailers
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