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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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...