Dunbier Trailers -12 Months wait

 Went to order a Dunbier trailer and the dealer said minimum 12 months wait, Tezzas has stopped taking orders as cant get parts ex China as well.

 

Telwater boats are well over 12 months wait depending on model and Jayco caravans are at 18 months out and stopped taking orders.

 

What is the world coming too !

 

Also, the chinese model of Dunbier is $500 cheaper, not sure if I would take the risk. Any ideas?


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Hard to get

Sat, 2021-02-27 11:27

 Been looking to replace a 2002 Dunbier, but the current models are a little different and none around to get a good look at and take measurements to determine fit with the boat. Contacted Dunbier for advice and they were helpful giving genral advice o nthe current designs but said I needed to go through a dealer. Started emailing on Dunbier dealer back in November but after promising someone would call no further contact. Next three emails ignored etc. Probabaly no incentive if they can't get stock, but a courtesy reply would be nice. I've started looking on the east coast, but maybe the same story.

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Easy

Sun, 2021-02-28 11:33

 I find it pretty easy to compare, just mnake sure you use the current catalogue.

 

Let me know if you need help.

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yeah i had to wait 4 months

Sat, 2021-02-27 12:31

yeah i had to wait 4 months for a particular type of ockey wheel from dunbier.... been a nuisance using my tyre jack to help hook the boat up!

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I stripped mine got it Re-hot

Sat, 2021-02-27 13:15

I stripped mine got it Re-hot dipped galv $400 plus a few hundred on new pins and rollers.

Might be an option.

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 I did the rebuild too. Cost

Sat, 2021-02-27 15:26

 I did the rebuild too. Cost me $350 for the regalv and about 400 to replace lots of parts (which really didn't need to happen but I wanted to replace everything)

 

just sat the transome on tyres and the bow on pallets so it was high enough to wind straight back on after the fact.

A month project.

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Got me thinking rebuild now

Sat, 2021-02-27 16:54

 Was thinking a new trailer, given the current one has lasted 18 years and the forward cross beam is rusting through the center for a couple of inches in one spot. But given the posts here and considering the huge delays to get one, plus uncertainty about it fitting the boat, I'll get a quote to weld in a new cross beam and then hotdip. All the  side beams and the other two cross beams look solid.

Thanks Brock O and Swompa for the cost info on galvanising, as I had presumed it would be quite a bit more. That might get me out of trouble for a couple of years while I sort out a new one. 

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So I stripped mine

Sat, 2021-02-27 18:58

So I stripped mine myself...bit of work, I did my suspension and breaks 3 years ago so left them..a the smaller brackets I cleaned up and applied 3 coats of zinc via brush.

My frame weight minus the front break back section which is 4mm and still solid..came in at 115kg...because it had old rust and existing galv put the price up to $3.20 per KG.

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 I stripped mine too and

Sat, 2021-02-27 21:20

 I stripped mine too and spent a few hours with grinder cleaning up the steel which was apparently not required (as they dip it anyhow) but i got very intimate knowledge of the trailer.

 

Concerning part was that it is a Papas trailer and the galvo guys said they saw the welding I had done on it....nope not me, the manufacturer.....

 

don't forget to take the shackles off the chain too.....

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 Just on that point mate, any

Sun, 2021-02-28 09:16

 Just on that point mate, any exposed threads can be cleaned up with a little oxy heat and a wire brush as the melting point is so low. 

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 or smear it in silicon

Sun, 2021-02-28 10:51

 or smear it in silicon sealant

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 We usually do that with

Sun, 2021-02-28 12:09

 We usually do that with heavy duty hinges Rob and small threaded parts , fill them with  a high temp silicone. I had a job recently for the new Lithium plant and all the brackets carrying the hydraulic lines for a big HPU. There must've been a 1000 of these I cleverly stated in my quote that removal of the silicone not included. It's a prick of a job.

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 As you would have seen, I am

Sun, 2021-02-28 18:30

 As you would have seen, I am very well versed in the use of an angle grinder 

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 Ha ha 

Sun, 2021-02-28 19:25

 Ha ha 

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 have you tried trailit

Mon, 2021-03-01 19:48

 have you tried trailit trailers? i rang them the other day for a trailer for a 4.45 Dory and it was approximately 4-5 days for manufacture.

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Two cross members replaced

Mon, 2021-03-01 20:54

My 2004 Dumbier trailer had rusted out both crossmembers, had both replaced at Fremantle trailers in 2019, as above will have to look at the strip and re galv at some stage, good to get an idea of cost.

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Rebuild

Tue, 2021-03-02 05:47

Im halfway through a rebuild, due back from galvanising on Wednesday.

thanks to some advice from a member here, I ended up in a mates workshop with access to a crane.

I replaced everything south of the wishbone and have all new fittings, hoses, tubing, cables, lights. I have kept the Original running gear which was new 4 years ago.

hopefully I can put the jigsaw back together again. Parts and galvanising will be about 2500 for a 3,2T trailer.

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 I ended up getting a Redco

Wed, 2021-03-03 10:48

 I ended up getting a Redco from over east. Aussie made , seems to be ok.

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The long road to recovery begins....

Wed, 2021-03-03 16:24

Cost's are spiralling out of control.

We are seeing up to 400% increase in Sea Freight costs in my business, and over 30% Increase in material costs for certain products out of China.

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 yep I just received an email

Wed, 2021-03-03 20:09

 yep I just received an email from an electrical supplier saying that materials will be quoted on order now. No quotes from Friday onwards will be honoured. 

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 I had my steel rep over last

Thu, 2021-03-04 06:04

 I had my steel rep over last week, the steel mills are 2 months behind. A lot of tube you just cant get and forget building a patio lol 

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 Parents just ordered a new

Sun, 2021-03-07 10:57

 Parents just ordered a new Jayco van for delivery in november, so dont know where the 18month wait is coming from...

Cheers Joel

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 I bought a new van in Jan.

Sun, 2021-03-07 15:15

 I bought a new van in Jan. Jayco was minimum 6 month wait. Jb were a year. 

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