View Poll Results: Rehab Or Replace
Rehab the current trailer.
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Replace the current trailer with a traditional bumper pull.
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Replace the current trailer with a gooseneck.
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Old 12-20-2003, 09:21 AM
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Ok guys. Here is the situation. I am debating on restoring or replacing the trailer under our 45 Apache.

The current trailer is a 1989 Myco tandem dually with 4 boxes, a drive guard, a fuel tank for a generator and a water tank and pump for washing/flushing. It has the potential to be a really nice trailer. It just needs a paint job, new wiring, a brake conversion from air to electric/hydraulic and a little TLC.

Now, the other option is to replace the trailer with a new Myco. If we go this way, it will be a triple axle with the same options as the current trailer, minus the fuel tank.

As for cost, the complete rahab of the current trailer will cost just a little less than 2/3 of the cost of a new trailer.

Now, if we replace the current trailer, do we go with a traditional bumper pull or a gooseneck? We are considering a gooseneck because of the weight of the boat. The tow vehicle is a 2002 F-450. Your opinions?

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Old 12-20-2003, 09:26 AM
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Does Myco do refurbs of their trailers?? I have wondered whether they can just blast and repaint.
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Gooseneck with torsion axles. Pulls better the truck rides better and it is much safer.
 
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I would buy a new one and give that old one to me.
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I would consider how long you are going to keep the boat/trailer package. If you might sell it in the next few years your not going to get the money back. Referbed correctly should be as good as new.
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i would by mine if you want a newer trailer
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What if you buy the new one, sell the old one, and end up close to the refurbished price?
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d-hlaw: As of this time, Myco does not do any rehab work in house. If we rehab the current trailer it will be blasted before it is painted. From what I understand, Myco's painter would handle this part for Martin Marine. After paint, the trailer would go back to Martin for the rest of the work.

Lapse of Reason: If we build a new trailer, we may be able to work out a sweet deal on the old one.

Tantrum: I am planning on keeping this boat for a long time. I agree that a good referb will make this trailer as good as new, but for just a little more money we can get a brand new trailer and not a refurbished trailer that will still be 15 years old. This has been a tough decision. That's why I am turning to OSO for some guidance and opinions.
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Dave M: That's an idea! If we build a new one and sell the old one to make up some of the difference between rehab and replacement costs, then we get a new trailer and somebody gets a good deal on the old trailer. That may be the solution! Anybody have any interest in the old trailer?
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Somebody with the time and resources could buy and refurb the old one themselves and save $$. Where is TOO Old??

p.s. I may book a stay at your hotel this summer. Where is a safe place to keep a boat on a trailer in OC for a few days?
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