Folding Trailer

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Folding Trailer

#1 Post by Thomas4040 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:57 pm

So I'm kinda sick of loading the PA14 onto the roof of my Subaru Liberty and am looking at getting a towbar and trailer fitted.
Space is kinda limited so was thinking of a folding trailer so i can store it out of the way instead of leaving in the driveway.

Has anyone had any experience with one of these from Bulldog and could offer any opinions.

http://bulldogfoldingtrailers.com.au/pr ... oe-trailer

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Re: Folding Trailer

#2 Post by Dodge » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:41 am

kareless1 has an aluminium boat trailer he dismantles for his kayak, the trailer sections then hang on his garage wall.
Think it only takes a few minutes to re-assemble the trailer and use, and is a terrific unit.

Think he said he bought online and sent from Western Australia

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Re: Folding Trailer

#3 Post by Kareless1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:22 pm

Gday Thomas, Les here. I have a mangrove Jack trailer which collapses into section no larger than 1.5m, the heaviest parts are the wheel assemblies (about 8kg). As Dodge said I keep it mounted on my garage wall. The unit mounted on the wall can be removed and put on the bumper bar of our caravan. I made my own cradle assembly but it also comes with a boat saddle system, ie 2 sliders. Dodge said you have a big hobie which might fit the boat slides. All up it weighs 38kg. I originally bought it for use with a portabote but sold the boat and converted it for kayak use. I used to drive 70km at the speed limit, 110kmh, with no problems. You need to purchase a light system, mine is made to slide into the scupper holes. Les :cool:
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Re: Folding Trailer

#4 Post by Kareless1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:23 pm

Gday Thomas, Les here. I have a mangrove Jack trailer which collapses into section no larger than 1.5m, the heaviest parts are the wheel assemblies (about 8kg). As Dodge said I keep it mounted on my garage wall. The unit mounted on the wall can be removed and put on the bumper bar of our caravan. I made my own cradle assembly but it also comes with a boat saddle system, ie 2 sliders. Dodge said you have a big hobie which might fit the boat slides. All up it weighs 38kg. I originally bought it for use with a portabote but sold the boat and converted it for kayak use. I used to drive 70km at the speed limit, 110kmh, with no problems. You need to purchase a light system, mine is made to slide into the scupper holes. Les :cool:
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Re: Folding Trailer

#5 Post by Ads22 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:15 pm

One to consider may be the Easy Trailer. I have a standard setup that is several years old and kept intact outside. It's starting to do it tough with some rust. Stored inside would go better. They are foldable and so many options to configure. Check the site. They send you the kit and you build it. Lights and wiring included.

https://easytrailer.com.au
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Re: Folding Trailer

#6 Post by XDCammer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:00 pm

If you get one, go with the biggest wheels you can put on it. Better for highway towing.

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Re: Folding Trailer

#7 Post by Thomas4040 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:23 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Opted for the ezytrailer mainly due to bulldog not getting back to any of my inquiries so I figure they don't want the business to badly.
Also on a the plus side they are cheaper shipping by almost $180.

Now I just need to decide if I should put a piece of ply on it with some marine carpet to mount the PA racks onto or just bolt them straight onto the trailer.

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Re: Folding Trailer

#8 Post by cjchen » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:11 am

Nawet już mam parę firm które zadeklarowały pomoc wzamian za reklamę. (bez tego się nieobejdzie,musimy się jakoś utrzymywać).Działamy oficjalnie razem z klubem który też nam pomaga.
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Re: Folding Trailer

#9 Post by FishnDive » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:43 am

Thomas4040 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Thanks for the feedback guys.

Opted for the ezytrailer mainly due to bulldog not getting back to any of my inquiries so I figure they don't want the business to badly.
Also on a the plus side they are cheaper shipping by almost $180.

Now I just need to decide if I should put a piece of ply on it with some marine carpet to mount the PA racks onto or just bolt them straight onto the trailer.

Cheers for the feedback!
I went the EasyTrailer route too with my first trailer, the suspension is not great, I removed some leaves and it still bounced like a shopping trolley as kayaks just don't have enough weight to work the springs. I also swapped out the lights, I was using my trailer multiple times a week and the globes kept shaking loose. I got sick of checking lights before leaving only to find they weren't working a couple of kms down the road. Once swapped for LED's all was well. I added a toolbox and rails for a second kayak that helped a lot, it stiffened up the frame and added more weight which helped the handling. I went with wooden bunks with plastic runners on top and that did the trick nicely for my outback.
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