Frequently asked questions.

How to order a Boat Trailer from Swiftco Trailers Pty Ltd?

To purchase a boat trailer from us simply select the trailer best suited for your boat by either:

Once you have chosen the boat trailer suited for your boat simply click 'Place order for Trailer' button which will take you to the Boat Trailer Order Page. Please select your Payment Options and fill in your Shipping Details to complete your order. Please note: You will only be paying a 30% deposit to secure your boat trailer order.

What size boat trailer do I need?

To find the correct trailer for your boat please use our Boat Trailer Finder.

Boat length is measured from the bow to transom illustrated below (A). (excluding swimming platform).

Measuring your boat for correct trailer selection.

To find the correct trailer for your boat please use our Boat Trailer Finder.

How much weight should be on my towball/drawbar?

Typically on a boat/trailer the overall weight of the boat/motor trailer should not exceed between 5-7% of the total weight on the towball. Eg Boat/Motor/Trailer weights 800kg the towball weight should not exceed 56kg as a general rule.

The correct weight should be between 5% to 10% of the overall GVM capacity. Example - Trailer with 1999kg GVM. Towball weight 99kg to 199kg. Having the wrong towball weight will effect the performance when being towed at > 60 kph

I am looking at buying a boat and am unsure whether it requires brakes or not? Can you help?

Laws in Australia require boat/motor and trailer packages that weigh over 750kg including all three weights require brakes. If the boat/motor and trailer weighs over 2000kg you will need a breakaway system. See our Hydrastar Braking system page on our website for more information.

l want to convert my trailer from skids to rollers can l do this?

Yes we have rollers in a double roller set or quad roller set that clamp to most frames being 50mm or 75mm. See our parts section on our "Trailer Repair Centre" Website to view these rollers. Codes 3100 and 3110.

How often should I service my trailer?
We recommend your trailer to have a minor service within the first 6 months after purchase followed by a major brake & bearing service every 12 months. This will keep you safe on the road and increase the life of the trailer. Rollers and components reset and checked every 24 months.
Is everything on the trailer Galvanized?

YES. Everything that can be Galvanised is including axles, hubs, springs, u-bolts, nuts and washers are all galvanized.

What stud pattern are Swiftco Boat Trailers Australia wheels?

trailers have Ford type stud pattern

Can I convert my single axle trailer to tandem axle?
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What is the white powdery substance on my trailer?

White Rust. The condition of the galvanised finish is governed by the environment in which the trailer is maintained and stored. Deterioration of the galvanizing (and the formation of 'white rust') is accelerated in areas of high humidity, poor ventilated storage, high salinity or poor water levels. See the following article for a detailed explanation.

Trailer Maintenance.

It is recommended that your trailer be serviced at least once a year, with brakes and bearings requiring six monthly service attention. Checks should be done on all your running gear including bearings, hubs, brakes, wheels and tyres. Wash your trailer down after each use and check that all bolts and nuts are tight. Regular maintenance will lengthen the life of the trailer and keep the trailer in safe operation.

Trailer VIN Numbers.

Every trailer has a compliance plate fitted Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) included in the price.

Does the Boat Trailer come with Registration?

No. The boat trailer needs to be registered in your name by you. We will supply you the receipt that has all the information on it to register the boat trailer including the VIN Number. Take the receipt along with the trailer to the transport department to register the boat Trailer.

For more information in regards to registering a light trailer in QLD pleaes visit Transport and Main Roads website here: http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Registration/Registering-vehicles/Caravans-and-light-trailers.aspx

You will require the following documents for trailer registration in QLD:
Trailer Registration Information.

For more information in regards to registering a light trailer in QLD pleaes visit Transport and Main Roads website here: http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Registration/Registering-vehicles/Caravans-and-light-trailers.aspx

You will require the following documents for trailer registration in QLD:
How much does it cost to ship my trailer?

Our freight charges include packaging, pallet, freight, insurance and gst. Click here to view shipping rates in your area.

Do you require Boat to Trailer Fitting?

We recommend for all Boat to Trailer fittings:


  • G J Margetts
  • Call Graham on  Ph: 0431 231 961
What are the Bearing Numbers for my Swiftco Trailer
  1. SC-4000 (4.0 Metre) Outer Bearing # LM12749 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
  2. SC-5000 (5.0 Metre) Outer Bearing # LM12749 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
  3. SC-5500 (5.50 Metre) Outer Bearing # LM12749 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
  4. SC-6000 (6.0 Metre) Outer Bearing # LM12749 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
  5. SC-6900 (6.90 Metre) Outer Bearing # L68149 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
  6. SC-7200 (7.20 Metre) Outer Bearing # L68149 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
  7. SC-DOUBLE-JET-SKI Outer Bearing # LM12749 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
  8. SC-JET-SKI  Outer Bearing # LM12749 - Inner Bearing # L68149 Water Proof Seal # C6692
Is there a warranty on your trailers?

YES. Cilck here for full warranty information.

Lanox information?

  • LANOX-mx4 is a heavy duty anti-moisture, anti-corrosion lubricant made with a high grade lubricating oil and refined pure lanolin base with specialized chemical compounds.
  • LANOX-mx4 contains no silicon, kerosene, acids or dieselene.
  • LANOX-mx4 is harmless to metal points and surfaces, plastics, painted and enamel finishes, fibreglass, formica, rubber or neoprene seals.
  • LANOX-mx4 doesn't become sticky, gooey or gum up. DOESN'T DRY OUT OR WASH OFF WITH WATER.
  • LANOX-mx4 is non-conductive, non-static, non-corrosive and non-toxic.
  • LANOX-mx4 prevents electrolysis between dissimilar metals.
  • LANOX-mx4 is extremely resistant to salt water and drying out.