Like Tree0Likes

aluminum trailers

Reply

Old 04-08-2009, 02:21 AM
  #21
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Annapolis/1000 Islands
My Boat: S-29 Talbot Excavating Crew Chief
Posts: 445
Default

Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
I had to rebuild mine from the ground up shortly after I got it, and it was only 2 years old, and the boat lived on a lift! I do know that a healthy trailer relies on a proper build spec. This trailer was at it's limit, but it should not have bent two spindles, in a short time of me owning it. I replaced both axles and ditched the single drum brakes for tandem disc brakes. The main frame rails stopped just past the rear axle, and the aft of the boat only relied on suspended wood bunks for the last few feet. The winch strap broke while winching up the last couple feet and damn near took my arm off. The trailer floated. I had a wheel fly off. I did add my own forward V-bunk setup vs. the factory piece of PVC on one of the cross braces.

They can build a nice trailer, but I know their market area is the cheap end, and that's because they (can) build a cheap product. You get what you pay for. They can build a nice trailer, but don't let them fool you into thinking you are getting a nice trailer for a cheap price.

Search some of my older posts with my screenname and "rocket" as a search word for more info. I'm not the only one who has had Rocket trailer problems. Ask LapseofReason.
Good info...and sorry for your bad experience. We've been fortunate not to have any really bad ones...yet.

The ones I'm familiar with are for 20-30' runabouts, and selection is usually done on cost. As you said, you get what you pay for.
BradH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 09:27 AM
  #22
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 266
Default

I have a Ace and am very happy with it. The one thing I do know is I have to float it on and it will line up perfect, if I do it under power it will end up crooked.
jmrapp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 11:55 AM
  #23
Registered
 
45sonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Northern VA
My Boat: '00 45 Sonic
Posts: 3,401
Default

I've had a few. South Florida Trailers, Myco, Manning, Seahawk, Fastload, Magicfloat, and a couple more I can't remember.

Personal choices top three: Manning, South Florida, Myco
45sonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 02:07 PM
  #24
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Houston
My Boat: '09 Formula 292
Posts: 78
Default

I have a Magnum and am very impressed. Very stout... welded, not bolted. Good design making loading and unloading very easy. Not sure about true price as it was part of boat purchase but sales agreement has it listed as $7k for triple axle with disc brakes and LED's.
kfvintx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 03:35 PM
  #25
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: PA USA
My Boat: Fast Boats , Fast Cars
Posts: 1,435
Default

I bought a new HI- TECH triple axle trailer in June, pretty nice trailer, disc brakes on all three axles.
baja27 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 11:14 PM
  #26
Registered
 
fatdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: New Jersey
My Boat: 2003 Baja 33 Outlaw
Posts: 2,098
Default

Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
I think Nextrail is a real good one aswell !!
I have a Nextrail. No problems.
fatdaddy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 06:50 AM
  #27
Member #154
Platinum Member
 
Indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SW CT & Long Island Sound
My Boat: Missing my PowerPlay
Posts: 6,936
Default

Originally Posted by baja27 View Post
I bought a new HI- TECH triple axle trailer in June, pretty nice trailer, disc brakes on all three axles.
I'll second that. My buddy had one for his PowerPlay, very nice and priced well also.
Indy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 01:45 PM
  #28
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: cinn,ohio
My Boat: 1997 35 lightning, 1996 29 fever, 1990 Scarab 26cv
Posts: 890
Default

anyone else ?
tim brown is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 12:56 PM
  #29
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Michigan
My Boat: 29 PHANTOM 36 SKATER 38 POWERQUEST
Posts: 3,194
Default

Anyone familiar with Venture? They are offering a decent trade in on my 12k triple axle for something better suited to my 29'. http://www.venturetrailers.com/aluminum.html

What do you look for in an aluminum trailer to determine the good from the bad?
fantastixvoyage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 01:23 PM
  #30
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 424
Default

Just bought a Venture last week. Only towed once but seemed like it did a nice job. Nice trailer for the money.
JBOUTLAW is offline  
Reply With Quote

OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser