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    What is the purpose of this type of trailer?

    I have seen this style before in pictures here on OSO.

    What is the purpose of the trailer longer than the boat?

    Is it harder to load?

    I have an Eagle and its nothing like this.


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    Registered impulsive's Avatar
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    I think it is to protect the drives..

  3. #3
    Originally posted by impulsive
    I think it is to protect the drives..

    That's what I thought also... Could be a bit hard to load the boat I would think.

    Not sure.


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    Shane B..

    I am talking about the fact the trailer is a lot longer than the boat... my trailer the boat sits at the end.

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    lifes a bore from shore Platinum Member Scooter's Avatar
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    some drive guards come off for loading

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    Registered dockrocker's Avatar
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    It is indeed a drive guard, to protect the drives in the event of an accident. Price a #6 and you'll understand why...

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    AH... I see now, so you unhook the end of the trailer correct?
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    Charter Member Charter Member Raypanic's Avatar
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    Typically the back piece pivots out of the way on a pint then is locked in along the side.

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    Gone Fishin' Charter Member Waterfoul's Avatar
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    The back "bumper" so to speak hinges out of the way, 180 degrees if you can picture it.... then you simply load your boat just like any other trailer. Just line it up and drive it up.

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    Registered LapseofReason's Avatar
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    There are some drive guards that have the dampers on them just like your car bumpers. It would be easy to spend 25K on a trailer for a 40+ foot boat nowadays.

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