I've just been contacted by JeepKonection where I purchased the trailer from... Smittybilt have contacted them and advised that they are sending a new draw-bar for the trailer... where JeepKonection will then replace it for me.Disaster struck today.
I was driving down the highway at 100 kph and all of a sudden, I could see the top of the trailer in my rear view mirror...
The only thing that stopped the trailer dragging on the road, is the jerry cans full of petrol wedged between the main trailer and the tongue box.
For the record; the trailer is 1,110kg fully loaded with a 110kg tongue weight.
Considering the trailer is rated at a much heavier weight that that, this should not have happened.
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So... how's Smittybilt when it comes to claiming warranty... in Australia ???
Unfortunately, the new draw-bar will likely not arrive until around June, so I won't be doing any camping for a while... but at least the trailer will be at the same standard as the newer trailers.
Other issues that the failure caused: The handbrake cable has stretched and possible the brakes are prematurely worn or damaged. The lights wiring is damaged as the trailer lights were not working correctly after the failure.
I still have to get the trailer to the place where the repairs will be carried out... a distance of approx 150 kilometers. Hoping I won't be out of pocket for that expense!
I'll report back after the repairs have been completed, and let you know the result!