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Used Boat Trailers?

Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:19 pm

Anyone know a shop/boat place that has used boat trailers in the 14' range?

Can pick a new one up for the 14' from Fleet Farm for about $690. Wanting something to compare. Craigslist has proven a bust, found one that would work, and any of the webbies I search seem to start at 16'.

The one I've got needs a new tire, new bunk, and to have some of it's rust welded back together... figure after all that I'll save me a few hours, dollars and tears scrapping it out.

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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:51 pm

Northern tool still have the put together ones?

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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:06 pm

Web search hasn't pulled them up. But web search doesn't pull up boat trailers at Fleet Farm either. Northern has a PWC put together for $530. If I'd gotten taxes done sooner might have been able to pick up the Fleet Farm one on sale for $590 last week.

If I get a put together one I might just get a utility trailer and modify it. Boat is light enough to drop off and use the trailer for hauling.

The boat dealer websites don't show anything for trailers. A couple decent deals on non-current boat/motor/trailers if you're looking at new....

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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:16 pm

I got an old one from nothern. Was hoping to get another since I let someone use it and its three foot shorter now after they jackknifed it. Barely fits my 14 foot john now. Hope they still carry them.

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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:00 am

Was the one from Northern angle + channel, or was it tube?

The one I've got now is angle + channel. Not liking that too much. The Fleet Farm model looked like 2 x 3 tube.

Don't know why boat trailers are a mystery to find pricing on. Found another ducky hunting site that guy said he got his Karavan galvanized for $700.

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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:20 am

Tube sides with channel cross bars.

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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:03 am

lanyard wrote:some of it's rust welded back together... .


And thus that is why to avoid all painted trailers. Hot dipped glavanized trailers are the way to go.

I've had brand new trailers have 30% of the paint off and rusty in 3 years time, and have seen paint peeling off of new trailers at dealers lot :shock:

Especially of you have tubular frame, they drill holes into so the galvanizing gets into the inside too which makes for a much longer laster steel frame. Paint never gets inside so condensation starts the inside rusting right away.

Another option is an aliminum trialer--but quite expensive compared to a steel/galv trailer.

I'd seriously suggest looking up some of the bigger boat dealers and see what the cost difference is between a painted and galv tlr. 10 years ago it was $80 more for a Galv trailer for 14-16' boat. It was the best $80 that I spent that year. The dealer I bought from used to be up next the Cabela's in Roger's. (I think they folded up or downsized when the economy went south 5 years ago). They did not even carry painted trailers for the very reason I mentioned above, as the dealer said: we want good customer satisfaction with our customers, so that's why we don't carry something that is going to make a customer unhappy. He had a VG point.
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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:39 am

Painted with rhino lining on it.

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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:12 pm

Get a used one and put truck bed liner on it. I did this 2 years ago and its held up great so far. I got a old 1970s something trailer from the junk yard for $200. After new LED lights, tires and everything else I have just over $500 into it.
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Re: Used Boat Trailers?

Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:44 pm

I am not sure where you are located but right now there is a boat trailer on K-Bid that is located in Oak Grove. The auction finishes tonight. The trailer is in pretty rough shape but the current bid is only at $115.

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