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Old 01-06-2004, 06:11 PM
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I know there have been several threads relating to trailers in the past, but I am wanting to know everyones opinion on an aluminum Load Master trailer??

I am looking at a 33ZX with this trailer underneath, and want to make sure it will handle my chores okay.
I will tow the boat probably 5-6k miles a year minimum, sometimes closer to 10k miles. The trailer will be dunked in freshwater only.

I appreciate your help!!

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Old 01-06-2004, 06:19 PM
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good trailer.. but IMHO.. alum had allot of bounts in the.. if you are fresh water.. steel might be the way to go
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I don't know about the Load Master, but our aluminum MYCO has been the best towing trailer I have owned. I would definitely go with aluminum again.
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Anyone else know anything about the quality/durability of Load Master???
Surely someone has used them before.

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I see a lot of them under tournament fishing boats here. They tow those things far and hard, trailer must be OK..


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lonestar,

Loadmaster is a great trailer. I have had a couple tandem axles made by them. The best part is that they really stand behind their products. I tow about 10k a year also. If I had to go out and buy a new trailer next week, they would be at the top of my list. (unless money was no object) If your wallet is pretty fat you can always look at a Manning or Myco. $$$$$$$$$

I have also had Performance and Continental trailers.
The Performance brand trailer was pretty good but I didn't own it for more than a year so I can't give long term stats on it. The Continental I had was a POS. I had it for three years and had to replace two of the four spindles, replace quite a few stainless nuts and bolts, (not cheap) and the manual winch and strap. When I spoke with Continental about the trailer they were not very customer service oriented. I would give them a 6 on a scale of 1-10.

Just my $.02

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thanks alot guys, thats what I was hoping to hear. I would love a Manning or a Myco, but don't really want to fork over the extra dough if I can help it.

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J,

Sorry to hear about your Continental issues. I tow mine all over the place, zero issues with them (own two @ the moment) and their customer service here in Miamuh is awesome..

Was your a spring or torsion axle? how big??

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