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    Default Used Venter Super6 trailer

    Hi All,

    Iím looking a buying a used Venter Super 6 trailer (selling for R10,000). Iíve never owned a trailer but have hired numerous times. The thinking behind buying is that no matter how much we use the trailer (holidaying, transporting equipment, refuse runs) we have an asset to sell. I have noticed that trailers donít seem to devalue much so I believe a good used trailer should be able to maintain most of its value... if it is looked after...

    As a first time buyer Iíd really appreciate some input from those with experience.

    1. What is the recommended maintenance schedule on a Super 6 and how much would one expect to pay for a service? Are there any big ticket repairs costs one can expect?

    2. What do I need to look out for when buying used?

    3. What are the annual licensing fees?

    3. Would you recommended the trailer is stored in an upright position on its tail? I saw that Venter sell a vertical storage stand. (
    http://www.ventertrailers.co.za/lugg...ale-27130.aspx)

    4. Can this trailer be upgraded in the future to do moderate off-roading and increase payload capacity? New leaf springs etc

    5. Finally... Would you recommend a Venter Super 6 or should I rather look at a Town and Country etc?

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    Default Re: Used Venter Super6 trailer

    Something like this ?
    PM me for more details if so.

    The Glider Hunter is old (1997) but it is real stainless steel (body) not 2Cr12.
    Also already has modified leaf springs and three almost new tyres.

    It does require some TLC and a new nose cone.
    The rack fior the RTT is aluminium and sturdy with braces inside the trailer lid to secure and handle the dynamic stresses.

    Although the Glider is no longer manufactured, the company was taken over by Venter many years back.
    Parts are largely interchangeable with Venter.
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    I have got the Town and country. Personally I think it is a better option, you are welcome to come check it out if you want, or PM me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Eveleigh View Post
    I have got the Town and country. Personally I think it is a better option, you are welcome to come check it out if you want, or PM me
    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the Town & Country is mild steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    Something like this ?
    PM me for more details if so.

    The Glider Hunter is old (1997) but it is real stainless steel (body) not 2Cr12.
    Also already has modified leaf springs and three almost new tyres.

    It does require some TLC and a new nose cone.
    The rack fior the RTT is aluminium and sturdy with braces inside the trailer lid to secure and handle the dynamic stresses.

    Although the Glider is no longer manufactured, the company was taken over by Venter many years back.
    Parts are largely interchangeable with Venter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the Town & Country is mild steel.
    Probably,yes. But I don't need something that will last forever, they are material things which can be replaced
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    2cr12, or 3cr12
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    Default Re: Used Venter Super6 trailer

    1. What is the recommended maintenance schedule on a Super 6 and how much would one expect to pay for a service? Are there any big ticket repairs costs one can expect?

    Nothing much to check! Most important are tyre condition and wheel bearings.

    2. What do I need to look out for when buying used?

    Rust, physical damage, validity of papers

    3. What are the annual licensing fees?

    Around R150-ish

    3. Would you recommended the trailer is stored in an upright position on its tail? I saw that Venter sell a vertical storage stand.
    No reason why not.

    4. Can this trailer be upgraded in the future to do moderate off-roading and increase payload capacity? New leaf springs etc: IMHO not really made for this.

    5. Finally... Would you recommend a Venter Super 6 or should I rather look at a Town and Country etc? Nothing wrong with either. The option of the stainless Glider as posted is a good one too!
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    I paid about R600 for wheel bearings and service by Venter last year....

    We store all our camping stuff in it so vertical storing will not work...
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    Store trailer as is with wheels off ground and cover wheels from sun deterioration ie dry out. Spin tyres once a month to keep grease soft so as to lubricate wheel bearings. That is what I do with mine.
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