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 on: August 31, 2015, 04:32:44 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Cannon
We do t have toll roads here in the NW so I won't have to work about it.

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 on: August 31, 2015, 04:28:26 PM 
Started by cj8mule - Last post by cj8mule
I lucked out and picked up a free dual axle trailer today.  It's in pretty good shape, but needs tires and the bunks rebuilt.

 on: August 31, 2015, 11:46:04 AM 
Started by chuck9982 - Last post by pfithian
Use an extruded vinyl and PL Premium adhesive.  I've had mine for over 4 years and they have held up great.

Each section is held on with only two screws, at the ends of the extrusion.

 on: August 31, 2015, 11:45:44 AM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Lyle
I now usually run the tires on the front axle. Couple other nice things about this system.
     Can adjust tongue weight by choice of axle used.
     Change the pivot point of trailer.
      Can usually launch without immersing the rims.

Make sure  axle(s) used have brakes.

 Trust me though- you will have to convince toll collectors you are running reduced axles. They can only see the fenders from their booths.

 on: August 31, 2015, 09:25:01 AM 
Started by chuck9982 - Last post by Cannon
Yes, but the difference is the pad is free floating so it can move unlike the UHMW which needs a kazillion screws.

 on: August 31, 2015, 09:20:11 AM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Cannon
I like the cardboard wheel idea! Or nerf wheels! My GA has a max displacement of 6k, will have to wait and see what it rides like?Huh
In the shop, I look at the hull and think, "That sure is a big boat!" Now I look out the kitchen window at the trailer, all set up for a 28' boat and think, "wow, that boat is going to be freaking huge!" The trailer trip really added to the excitement!

 on: August 31, 2015, 09:00:53 AM 
Started by Arne K - Last post by larspa
Yes, so many great ideas and only one boat. 

Where is the sump pump located?


 on: August 31, 2015, 08:54:58 AM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by bmay
You could always add cardboard wheels to the front if you are worried about style. Ha, love it.

 on: August 31, 2015, 08:40:19 AM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Lyle
 Great deal.
 My dual axle 5400 lb( used for our other boat) was too heavily rated and gave too harsh a ride for the than brand new Widebody.
Torsion axles. Takes five minutes to derate  to handle the skiff.
 Maybe this will work for you when the time comes.

PS-Gives me two extra spare tires and save $ at the toll plaza!

 on: August 30, 2015, 10:49:14 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Cannon
Hauled it home today, hauls nice, a little bouncy without a boat on it. Got to thinking about weight. My last boat was on a trailer that was heavy enough for the boat, but once you load all of the crap that you take camping/fishing it is overloaded. If you buy a boat, they normally package a boat and trailer. In order to keep the price down, they go with the trailer that will work, but in reality, when you buy a boat, your focus is the boat, not the vehicle that hauls/cradles it! So you are sold the idea that the trailer is more than adequate, when in reality, it should be the next size up minimum. My last trailer had light duty torsion axles, which I had to replace after three years. At the time, I was fishing a minimum of three to four days a week and some weeks, every day. I was writing about fishing and because of that, the trailer got more use than probably the average user. I ended up wearing out the torsion axle, and when it went bad, it ruined two brand new tires as well. So when I replaced the axle, I went with an extra heavy duty torsion axle. I also found out that normally on a six thousand rated trailer, they normally put light duty spindles and bearings which means that your six thousand rated trailer is now rated at less than five thousand and so on. That same scenario carries into the heavier rated trailers with the additional slight of hand where they still give you lower rated rims, IE six hole instead of 8 hole. They still say it is "rated" at the weight they place it, but in reality it is rated less and in some cases much less!
That is why I was able to buy this trailer! When the guy bought his Albin 28, they sold him a trailer that would work, but in reality was far under what it should have been. He sheared off over a period of time, several spindles. Not all at once, but at different times under different conditions, a few of which were at night on coastal highways. He got to a point he just wouldn't tow at night!  He started to rebuild this trailer and realized it would still be too light for his usage.
So at the end of this long winded post, I would say, my kids always called me economy Bob, because in order to keep the kids in shoes, a roof over our heads and food on the table, I often took the less expensive route. Tools no, why buy something that you rely on to make a living twice? Once because you were pinching pennies, and again when you bought the one you should have purchased to begin with! I spent five hours broke down this spring because I had a flat halfway to the coast. Spare was flat, or nearly so and it was four in the morning. The wife ended up running a borrowed spare out. You cannot leave 30k sitting on the side of the road while you run into town to get parts. Your 30k will most likely have been depreciated faster than your congressman can slap a tax on you!

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