Like Tree0Likes

Big Boat trailer question???

Reply
Old 07-31-2003, 07:37 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
FunHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Kansas & LOTO
My Boats: 28ft Saber, 22 Velocity
Posts: 2,648
Default Big Boat trailer question???

I'm looking at a bigger boat a (9200lbs.)Baja 38 Special to be exact. The thing is it doesn't come with a trailer.....
I'm tired of messing around with trailers that are too small or just don't do the job well. If I have to buy a new trailer I'm thinking of going all out and getting what I wan't, like a gooseneck, drive gaurd, electirc over hydrolic brakes, etc.

I plan on towing back and forth from the ozarks 3 or 4 times a year, and hopefully to a couple of poker-runs, so I wan't a trailer that isn't a pain in the a$$!!

I've been looking for a trailer and even priced a few....the few that you can call and talk to the rep. at the manufacture.

What trailer does everyone pull with??

What are the pro's and con's of each??

Do I need a gooseneck??

Who can give me prices on the trailer's that I'm suppose to call a boat dealer about?? Magicfloat can you help me??

One's I've looked at
Manning Marine trailer's
South Florida


One's I'd like prices on
Eagle
Myco
Heritage
Roadrunner
and any other's!!!!

Please Help!!!
FunHome is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2003, 07:43 PM
  #2
Registered
 
PhantomChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bell Canyon, CA
My Boats: Formula FASTech 382 Sunseeker Apache 45
Posts: 12,756
Default

Myco.......don't forget them!
PhantomChaos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2003, 08:01 PM
  #3
Registered
 
Andy Buzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Tampa, FL USA
My Boats: 2000 Outerlimits
Posts: 416
Default

Call Fastload in Tampa Fl. Rusty builds a great trailer and low prices.
Andy Buzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2003, 10:11 PM
  #4
Registered
 
mfb357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: hingham,ma ,usa
My Boats: 86 Formula, F357-SR1
Posts: 316
Default

South Florida Trailer builds a great trailer , very light and loads great. Tows straight and stays together well. No cheap hardware like so many others use. Its all stainless hardware. 38 feet isn't to bad I pull my 357 everywhere on a 2 5/16" ball behind a dually. Fifth wheels are great but a little overkill for that boat. You reaaly should look at torsion axles rather than springs and spend the money for good tires. I put HT265/75 R 16's on mine. good luck, Mark B.
www.southfloridatrailers.com
mfb357 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 01:45 PM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
 
FunHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Kansas & LOTO
My Boats: 28ft Saber, 22 Velocity
Posts: 2,648
Default

Nort, myco was on my list!!!

TTT
FunHome is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 01:52 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Texoma/LOTO
My Boats: boatless and on the hunt
Posts: 560
Default

I have a 28' boat on a Roadrunner that was purchased with the boat, and I hate it. It has (2) 3500# axles, and brakes on one axle. Totally loaded with fuel it weighs 7500lbs. Roadrunner wouldn't make it right so now I am stuck with it. Not to mention even with a 1-ton truck, I cant stop. That's just my 2cents, but I would NEVER own another roadrunner trailer.
lonestar382 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 02:36 PM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
FunHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Kansas & LOTO
My Boats: 28ft Saber, 22 Velocity
Posts: 2,648
Default

Lonestar,
I hear what you mean about the Roadrunner. The only experience I have with them is loading a boat on them a couple of times for a friend. It always self centered and seem to fit just right, but now that I hear how they pull I'll keep looking!!
Thanks for the input!!
FunHome is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 03:11 PM
  #8
Lynch Mob Racing
Platinum Member
 
Hot Duck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ocean City, MD
My Boats: 39' Cigarette Top Gun, Donzi 22 Classic, 36 Yellowfin
Posts: 2,673
Default

Call Bill @ Myco (941-748-2397). He can answer all of your questions. We currently own 4 Myco trailers and have had several other trailers from them in the past. The Myco under our race boat travels a good 15,000 miles a year and has performed without a problem. We have owned trailers from quite a few manufacturers, but Myco has been the best. Myco trailers are expensive, but the quality is there and they are worth every penny.

Will Lynch
Lynch Mob Racing
Hot Duck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 03:18 PM
  #9
Registered
Thread Starter
 
FunHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Kansas & LOTO
My Boats: 28ft Saber, 22 Velocity
Posts: 2,648
Default

Thanks Will,
I'll give him a call. How are your trailer set up?? Gooseneck, or regular?? What do you tow with? What kind of brakes do you run??
FunHome is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 03:40 PM
  #10
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Hot Duck
Call Bill @ Myco (941-748-2397). He can answer all of your questions. We currently own 4 Myco trailers and have had several other trailers from them in the past. The Myco under our race boat travels a good 15,000 miles a year and has performed without a problem. We have owned trailers from quite a few manufacturers, but Myco has been the best. Myco trailers are expensive, but the quality is there and they are worth every penny.

Will Lynch
Lynch Mob Racing
What Will said.

I would never buy another bolt together trailer after owning a Myco.

This is my second Myco and they are awesome. The wife and I can load the 36 first try everytime.

There are 10 bunks under the boat. There is never an issue with the boat being straight or leaning to one side or another.

The highways are rough and boats are too expensive to skimp on the trailer.

Good Luck

Mark
Dock Holiday is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LapseofReason
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
0
09-12-2008 10:06 AM
dean51267
General Q & A
6
11-26-2006 05:42 PM
Poorsche
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
2
09-13-2005 08:30 AM
ratman
General Boating Discussion
3
07-31-2005 12:30 PM
Fountain38
General Boating Discussion
1
05-23-2003 11:41 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.