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Rural Road Trip – Sydney To Glen Innes

Rural Road Trip – Sydney To Glen Innes

NSW has an amazing array of rural towns just waiting for you to visit them and soak up their charm and hospitality.    As part of our Drought Aid campaign, I jumped in the car with my dad Gary for a scenic and exploratory trip from Sydney to Glen Innes hoping to...

Lotus Caravans Gets A Little Bolder

Lotus Caravans Gets A Little Bolder

Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre has been acknowledged as a recommended repairer for Lotus Caravans. Extending the Lotus Caravans repairer network across Australia, Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre has been named as their Sydney repairer of choice. Lotus...

Caravan Heating Options

Caravan Heating Options

When the weather cools down it’s time to warm up the caravan. So what is the best solution for you? Non Powered and Budget Friendly Options Unless you are chasing the sun, before reaching for a powered heating solution you can keep yourself warm with a good wool...

2019 Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow

2019 Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow

Christian and the team from Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre are exhibiting at the 2019 Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow at Rosehill Racecourse from 30th April to 5th May. Drop in and say hello - we're on Stand 100 in the Stables. With over 300 exhibitors its a...

NEW: Fulton XLT Boat Trailer Winch

NEW: Fulton XLT Boat Trailer Winch

The Fulton  XLT winch range is now available in Australia. Manufactured  with stamped carbon  steel frames that yield  rigidity and improved gear  alignment, along with full length  oil impregnated bushes, these winches  maintain peak performance and ease of cranking...

Holiday Park Heaven at Lake Macquarie

Holiday Park Heaven at Lake Macquarie

With caravan parks enjoying some of the most spectacular waterfront locations in and around Lake Macquarie, the region might as well have been made for those with a caravan in tow. Combine superb lakefront and coastal sites with nature-inspired activities including...

Sutherland Shire Boat Ramps

Sutherland Shire Boat Ramps

Residents and visitors to the Sutherland Shire are blessed with direct access to two waterways, the Port Hacking River and the Georges River. Here are the locations of the public boat ramps and pontoons across the Sutherland Shire. SINGLE BOAT RAMP DOUBLE...

How Often Should I Change My Trailer Bearings?

How Often Should I Change My Trailer Bearings?

I often get asked by trailer owners “when should I change the wheel bearings on my trailer?”. My first question to the trailer owner is always “When was the last time you had them replaced”? The most common answers to that is “I can’t remember” or ” They have not been...

AL-KO iQ7 Brake System For Boat Trailers

AL-KO iQ7 Brake System For Boat Trailers

The AL-KO iQ7 is designed to significantly improve stopping performance and safety for boat trailers with hydraulic brakes. The AL-KO iQ7 enables you to meet the legal requirements in Australia for an independent (override) brake unit for towing a trailer...

Where To Buy A Second Hand Boat Trailer

Where To Buy A Second Hand Boat Trailer

Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre is a licensed motor vehicle dealer of both new and second hand boat trailers. I often get asked by people wanting to but a second hand boat trailer “where can I find one?”. Realistically there are not as many second hand boat...

Buying Boat Trailer Parts

Buying Boat Trailer Parts

Boating can be a lot of fun but unless you have a mooring your boat will require a trailer for transport. Trailers need to be road worthy just like a car so all the parts and accessories on your trailer need to be in good condition. You spend a lot of time taking care...

Tow Ball Load

Tow Ball Load

The tow ball load is the amount of weight a fully loaded trailer or caravan vertically imposes on the tow bar of the towing vehicle. Just like all other towing specifications, the tow ball load must not be exceeded. If you own a small trailer than the tow ball load is...

Types Of Trailer Brakes

Types Of Trailer Brakes

If you’re looking into adding brakes to your trailer there are a number of factors you should take into consideration. – Do you want Mechanical, Electrical or Hydraulic Brakes? – Will your trailer fit the type of braking system you want? – How much are you willing to...

Smart Boaters Service Their Boat Trailer In Winter

Smart Boaters Service Their Boat Trailer In Winter

Are you part of the majority? Do you wait until summer starts to get your boat trailer serviced or repaired? Did you know that you would be better to service your trailer in the off season – the winter months – when you don’t want to be using your boat. Many people...

Beach Launch A Boat – Trailer Modifications

Beach Launch A Boat – Trailer Modifications

Our customer wanted to be able to launch his boat off his new Dunbier Boat Trailer from the beach and required a modification to his trailer. Now our customer can safely and legally tow his boat and trailer on the road but also easily launch his boat into the ocean or...

How To Shorten The Length Of Your Boat Trailer

How To Shorten The Length Of Your Boat Trailer

If you need to shorten the length of your boat trailer so that it fits in your garage or storage place, a swing away drawbar may be your solution. Bold Trailers can retro fit a swing away drawbar to your current trailer. Depending on your trailer set up, the length...

7 Tips For Buying A Folding Boat Trailer

7 Tips For Buying A Folding Boat Trailer

Folding boat trailers are a great way to enjoy boating. When used correctly you can enjoy many happy hours of boating and kayaking and then store your trailer out of the way until you want to use it again. While this is a great solution for many who have downsized or...

Caravan Awning Repairs

Caravan Awning Repairs

Every year we have many customers who sustain damage to their caravan awnings. The most common caravan awning repairs are because the awning was left open in a storm or strong winds. The second most common caravan awning repair we see is accident damage from them...

Hibernating Your Boat Trailer For Winter

Hibernating Your Boat Trailer For Winter

We are quickly coming to the time of the year when many boat owners hibernate their boats and trailers for winter. Wise boat trailer owners know that the end of the boating season and during winter is the best time to take care of any servicing and repairs – not only...

Towing Vehicle Weight Definitions

Towing Vehicle Weight Definitions

GVM - Gross Vehicle Mass (Usually found on cars and caravans) GTM - Gross Trailer Mass (Usually found on boat trailers and box trailers) This is the maximum combined weight of the fully loaded vehicle. This is set by the manufacturer and can not be exceeded. Examples:...

Trailer And Caravan Registration FAQ’s

Trailer And Caravan Registration FAQ’s

DOES MY TRAILER NEED A YEARLY REGO CHECK? Yes and No. If your trailer has a TARE weight under 250kg and does not have brakes then you do not need a yearly pink slip. All vehicles with a TARE weight over 250kg or that have brakes need a yearly rego check. Only caravans...

9 Tips For Buying A Boat Trailer

9 Tips For Buying A Boat Trailer

When it’s time to put new boat trailer under your boat there are some important things you should think about to help you make the right decision. 1.       Know Your Boats Weight – Fully Loaded Your trailer must have the right GVM to carry your fully loaded boat. This...