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Advice on a tow bar and trailer
April 27, 2011
4:29 pm
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dazzer
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Depends on where you live. If it's Norwich then Broadland tow bars at Rackheath are very competitive or Towsure which I believe are on Sweet Briar Industrial Estate. 

April 27, 2011
10:36 pm
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Hi Richard,

We bought a new TST (Trevor Steels Trailer) about 6 years ago, it’s had a lot of use around the UK and is pretty much still intact. It does make life very easy to load and unload and streamlines the whole process of going wndsurfing. It’s also easy to tow and has the benefit of being quieter than having roof racks. From memory I think the Oxenden is made mainly from aluminium so it’s a lot lighter, and it also swallows up the kit inside so less likely to get stolen if you keep the trailer outside. The TST has a lot more capacity and more scope for carrying trolleys, more kit etc. Ours tends to carry up to 10 sails, 4 booms, 6 masts, and 4 boards with room to spare.

I would avoid buying DIY trailers off eBay as all the ones I saw were of dubious contruction. I’m sure you would be pleased with wither the Trevor or Oxenden, either a 2nd hand one in good condition or ideally a new one as suspension and corrosion can be a problem if not maintained correctly. Good luck, and feel free to call if you wish to discuss. On the subject of towbars, a removable neck type is a nice option.

April 28, 2011
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Hi Richard,

I bought an Oxendon enclosed trailer last December and would recommend it: tows beautifully and is more economical than boards on the roof re fuel consumption!.  I can get 2 Techno 293 boards + my JP Supersport + 4 booms + 8 rigs inside. A trolley would fit too.  I will be at Hickling on Sunday.

 

Mike

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