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Old 10-05-2003, 07:21 PM
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Whether you go with the tandem or the triple. You should go with 16" wheels with a good weight rating. Not the little 14"s that you see on a lot of triple axle trailers (such as Nordic). The higher weight rating will give you a much thicker sidewall and will eliminate the sway and the blowout problem. Heat kills tires in the summer and It's cheap insurance to avoiding roadside repairs and possibly trailer fenders or even worse hull damage.

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Old 10-05-2003, 08:28 PM
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I actually prefer the triple with 14's and load range C Marathons. They give you 11,500 capacity and triples just DON'T sway. My experience has been good with Marathons.

Cat, I'll get some measurements for you.
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:49 PM
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Everyone's got an opinion. Either two or the axles can handle the weight so weight is not an issue. I tow a 33 Powerplay with a 2002 South Florida twin axle aluminum trailer. It has #5200lb axles. It is more than I'll ever need and they build a first class product. I just towed it over 100 miles to the Ft. Lauderdale Grand Prix and it was steady as a rock. Many of the guys on this board trailer many times that distance every weekend.

You'll need to decide how much road time you are going to give the boat as opposed to how much time your going to spend maneuvering into parking spaces or boat ramps. No doubt the three axles give you more stability on the road, but you pay the price parking it. As the guys above mentioned , it'll scrub the tires.

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Old 10-05-2003, 09:10 PM
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Try Nextrail in florida,they have some nice stuff and not overpriced!! Tripps
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Old 10-05-2003, 09:38 PM
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Triples under aluminum trailers tend to float .
They don't float on top of the water , but if you have any current or tide moving across the ramp , by the time you get boat up to the trailer it may not be where you left it .
I have a 10,000 lb tandem behind an F350...tows great. Last year I was using a Tahoe and what everybody said about twin axles and semis is true.
Your tow vehicle will make a difference.
Personally , 4 wheel bearings and 4 wheel brakes are enough maintenance for me.
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Old 10-06-2003, 12:10 AM
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LOTOParty:

LutzParty has a nice MYCO Alum twin axle trailer for sale at LOTO. It came under his new 311, and I've seen it. 16.5 wheels with 8 lugs. Good shape. You would be foolish to not check it out. No one argues MYCO's quality.

I pull my 302 on a twin axle MYCO steel trailer with 5200 lb axles and 16 inch wheels with 7.50 X 16 RIB tires. Pulled it close to 10,000 miles on the interstate so far. (Dam, that's a lot!!! Didn't realize it before this post). I've never had a sway problem with it, and I have single rear wheel axle on the truck. There is about 1,200 lbs on the tongue, and 9,500 lbs on the two axles. I'm only mentioning the weights, so that someone who knows more than I can determine if they are involved in the great tracking of the two trailer axles.

BTW, Your new boat looks sweet. Look forward to seeing it on the Lake.
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Old 10-06-2003, 12:43 AM
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thanks for the lead chart!
i have to get several ducks in a row.
my current truck is a 1/2 ton dodge 4x4 which isnt big enough to pull the brave.
having it transported would cost at least 1600.00
so......... i have to find a truck..........and find a trailer sometime in the next 2 weeks
maybe i should just fly down and buy a truck , trailer and the boat in florida

anyone have a clean one owner truck for sale in florida lol
 
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Half ton truck won't handle a 28 foot boat? How much does that boat weigh? And what do you have in the truck?
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Old 10-06-2003, 01:06 AM
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boat is around 7000 lbs
truck has a tired 360 magnum and automatic transmission.

hell , maybe she has one last long leg left in her

if i avoid georgia!
 
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Hey Steve,
If you decide to buy a trailer in Florida, you should consider Nextrail. I have a $500 credit with them because my dumbazz ordered a trailer before the survey was done on one of the Bullets that I was going to buy. The guy at Nextrail (Gary) is a cool dude and they make a quality trailer for a great price!!! We can work something out with my credit (I have no use for it)

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