Written on: 24/02/2008
Good price: seems more rugged than certain others! Nice easy & secure lighting connections. Nice range of well designed Erde accessories.
Instructions could be a little clearer. Accesories expensive!
I read the previous reviews before buying, and then found a bargain: Some Halfords have Erdes 102 or 142 displayed with old prices- I got the 102 for £169, much less than on the website or on the shop's computer. (This is Feb '08).
When I unpacked it, I coated and polished all the components with Mer for extra protection, and 3 hrs. later all was assembled.
A socket set with an extender bar helps things along, as does another pair of hands now and then.
The bearing problem: First off, I gave the wheels a spin: no rumbles. Felt for play: OK. Drove it a mile at up to 30 mph, stopped and felt hubs- not hot. Then 5 miles at 50: again,not hot. Sealed for life bearings are in improvement over my old trailer- regreasing was a filthy annual job!
Small prob: one tyre had come off its bead during transit. Friendly tyre centre gave it a blast with hi pressure airline: Sorted!
Accesories: only buy Erde brand if no other way. If you must buy Erde, get it from Western Towing: cheaper than Halfords, free delivery if ordered on the net. Some pattern parts available from Towsure.
I've also treated tyres with Tyreseal from Swiftly Sorted: easier than dealing with a trailer puncture.
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