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Old 01-27-2003, 09:55 AM
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Well... I've only owned two.
The first was a Shoreline. That was a nice trailer. It was fully welded, had serious bunk surface, and 4 wheel brakes.

My current trailer is a South Florida Aluminum.
It looks real nice with the Diamond plate fenders (don't run the boat over these), and aluminum mag wheels. The marker lights in the side beams are a nuce touch.

I have never had, or used a trailer that loaded as easy as this trailer. The boat just floats on, and you crank it up. No need to drive it up.
It has cheap, crappy tail lights. I'd like to replace them with LEDs.
Brakes are only on the front axle. I'm sure 4 wheel brakes are an option.
Springs are badly corroded from salt water. Just had the brake mehanisms on both wheels replaces because of corosion. Last owner never washed tham out, or greased the parts...

Be sure that what ever you buy has Disk Brakes.

10-4 on the flex thing. I'd rather have a galvanized steel trailer than aluminum I beam. (I'm in salt) Aluminum looks nice, but it really flexes a lot.

For some reason the prior owner put my 28 Pantera twin on a 7000GVW trailer. The boat alone is more than 6500. Add some gas and you're at 7k. The GVW includes the trailer. GVW is not the capacity of the trailer. It's the capacity of the axles. So now we add another 1000 for the trailer. So we have 8000 on a 7000GVW flexy trailer.
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Old 01-27-2003, 11:39 AM
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I have a South Florida Trailer aluminum and a Myco steel for my two cats, 30' & 35'. The Myco is far superior in towing and looks. The aluminum flexes way too much for my taste. I am going to replace the aluminum with a steel Eagle, Extreme or Myco very soon.
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Old 01-27-2003, 06:22 PM
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Did Target Trailers go out of business??

They were a top trailer maker in the 70s and 80s?
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Did Target Trailers go out of business??

They were a top trailer maker in the 70s and 80s?
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Old 01-27-2003, 06:53 PM
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IMHO Don't buy anything until you've checked out Rolls trailers. Clearly a cut above the rest. Here's a link to their website.
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I got a 95 Magic Tilt 10.000 double axle...been great. Upgraded this year to 4wheel discs and LED tail lights. Carry a 5750 lb (empty) 27'er. Total weight including trailer is about 8000lb so it's certainly not overloaded
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