LOOKING FOR TRAILER MANUFACTURER

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 16:42
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Hi All

I have finally had my designs for a custom camper trailer put down on paper by a draftsman and now need to send out to various manufacturers for quotes.

I only need the trailer itself made as I have not decided on who I will get to do the top canvas sections.

If anybody has any ideas of a good trailer company that likes doing Custom work I would appreciate there contact details...

Thanks
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Reply By: Peter Guy - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 16:45
It might help if you advise which state you live in to narrow the alternatives down!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 16:50

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 16:50
Sorry Guys - where in Sydney but am happy to deal with anyone from Qld to SA...
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 17:00

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 17:00
Hi Bear,

I got my off-road trailer manufactured by Great Western Trailers @ Granville.

They are located at Unit 3/ 262 Parramatta Rd Granville 2142
Contact Number is (02) 9897 7951

I found they build a really strong and sturdy trailer, but you need to talk them through the design. If your design is different to what they usually manufacture, they will try to convince you that their way is better.

An example of the above statement is I wanted to specifically use a Hyland 2000 coupling. I even had attached to my design the drawing of the coupling, and the contact details of the manufacturer.

They said that they don't use this coupling, only the treg coupling. I had to strongly state that I wanted this coupling, & if they would not build it into the trailer, then I would find a trailer supplier who would.

Once they understand what you require, they build a good unit.

Hope this helps

TonyG
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:42

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:42
Thanks Tony

He was on my list and I sent him drawings today.
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Follow Up By: Member - TonyG (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 10:27

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 10:27
Hi Bear,

Any chance we can get a look at your design?

I am always interested in new ideas, different ways of setting the trailer up

Thanks

TonyG
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 17:53

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 17:53
Australian RV Trailers (Caboolture, Q'ld.) will do custom (one-off) work...
There is a link to their site in the relevant section on this site....
Or go to www.austrvtrailers.com .. Ph (07) 5495 3947 ..... You can also have the canvas work done in-house if you wish.... (better way to go, IMO)...
Had my tandem hard-floor made by them, & we (Mrs. & self) are very happy overall with the workmanship & general "liveability" of the camper...
Very easy people to deal with... I would highly recommend them....

Regards, Ed. C.
Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:43

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:43
Thanks

I will keep them in mind
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Reply By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 18:25

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 18:25
There is a great custom trailer mob in vic , call Victorian trailers . The do great work . sorry i dont have a number . you will have to look up a directory
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:43

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:43
Thanks Eric

I will follow them up.
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Reply By: Rosscoe - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 20:48
Try Craig St George at St George Welding Pringle road Fairy Meadow (Northern Suburb of Wollongong) makes stel and aluminium trailers of all sorts. Camper trailer s and enclosed aluminium trailers for surf clubs. Also makes a fully aluminium foldiong boat trailer. Number in the Wollongong Telephone White Pages.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:44
Thanks Rosscoe
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Reply By: Billy - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 20:59

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 20:59
Holiday Trailers Yennora ask for John. They have made 2 custom ones for me, sharp price.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:45

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 21:45
Thanks Billy
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Reply By: Bill n Di - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 09:45

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 09:45
Bear,

If you have a new design before you put it out in the public eye you should - and probably already have - get a IP design registration, so that it is protected from others using your design and ideas.

We're just been thru all this and are about to put our boat loader/roof rack on the market.

Good luck with the trailer!

Bill n Di
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 18:33

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 18:33
Bill

Can you give me some more detail on the IP design rego.

I have had a few calls today from trailer manufacturers who have commented on how good the ideas were - maybe I should get onto this in a hurry....
Thanks
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Reply By: pmacks - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 13:35

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 13:35
Bear,
Brightweld at kings park near blacktown are specialist aluminium fabricators and manufacture service bodies for industry in both steel and aluminium. They have done specialist custom work for me in the past and really now there stuff and are more than happy to bulid to your specifications, and in most cases can give you a budget price based on your drawings.
They are at unit 8/12 garling rd Kings park nsw 2148 ( yes they are in the same complex as 4wd wharehouse) thats how i found them, there contact number is 02-9676 7719 or fax 02-9676 1364 and the bloke you need to talk to is Adam. The one thing that impressed me about them is if what you wont done is not practical they will tell you or if there is someone better to do the work they will recommend them to you. All in all a good honest company to deal with which is why i am happy to recommend them.
Pmacks
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 18:34

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 18:34
Thanks

I had heard of them and will follow ithem up...
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