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Old 10-28-2010, 10:09 AM
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I have a triple axle trailer that floats only on one side when put in deep how do I correct this and any one have the same problem.
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people actually have problems with floating trailers...WOW

how heavy is the trailer that it floats in water?!?!? that is nuts
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people actually have problems with floating trailers...WOW

how heavy is the trailer that it floats in water?!?!? that is nuts
Usually an aluminum trailer with Aluminum wheel, in salt water(more buoyant). Believe it or not, the Aluminum trailers are quite light when empty. Mine even has Aluminum Bunks
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I see it a lot. It usually depends on the tires. Have had some that didn't float until the customer went to just a little larger tire combo and them it floated. Makes loading fun. I have a customer that used John Deere tractor weights to stop it from floating. He made some small brackets on the rear of the trailer to make them removable. They just slipped over the bracket when launching. You could also fill some pvc pipe with concrete and strap it to the trailer. Several ways to fix it.
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Eddie,

When the Envision sold I forgot about the weights, they're still in the garage. Now that I know how much you miss them I'll drop them off when I pick up the Cafe.
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Thanks for all the input my trailer only floats on one side causing the boat to load out of center at the stern. I will try weight next year.
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Just put more #'s of air in the tires so they will weigh more and will sink.




































































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mine floated and I found it easier to load, it floated level though, I can imagine one side floating would be a *****
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I was about to suggest strapping water tank to the trailer for weight, but the add extra psi to the tires for weight is a better idea....
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