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Old 12-20-2004, 06:46 PM
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They might be listed as Aluminum Slide On, Inc. If you do not see them with a quick google search let me know and I will get a number for you. About a year ago I bought a tandem for a 20 ft bowrider (400lbs) and added the all stainless kodiak disks on one axle. I think the braked added like 600 to the cost of the trailer. All stainless hardware and winch strap (not cable) are their standards. My trailer was $2550. They measured the boat and had it setup perfectly from day one. My only thing is they used "Towmaster " tires and they wore like poop. I have talked to them about the crappy tires and they are getting me Goodyear marathons for cost as soon as I get off my butt and get them. The people are great to deal with. FYI: They stopped getting the Towmasters because lots of them wear like crap., but be sure they don't still have any laying around.
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I've been thinking of upgrading.
My trailer sways a little bit at speed.
I think a dual axle will be better. What do you think?
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:25 AM
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Tim,

No No that is a perfect fit, all you need to do is lower your bow eye about 2 feet so it works correctly with the bow roller.

As far as the swaying, it is like chin walking, you just have to go faster when it starts to happen.

If that doesn't work, just add some weight to the back...
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:30 AM
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I have Owens & Sons. I could rave about the trailer, the fit, the ease of loading/unloading by myself, the price of the trailer, the experience dealing with them...

9500 pound Formula on a 3 axle Owens Slide-On. MUCH less than $4k paid. They built it in 6 days. I ordered it from Nashville, the built it to the hull specs from Thunderbird, and told me it might need the winch post moved a couple inches one way or the other. Fits perfectly. Pulls great loaded or not. The closest thing to a gripe is that their standard fenders are cheap-ish. They tried to talk me into the reasonably priced upgraded fenders but I said no. The cheap ones work great, just don't look as cool as the rest of the trailer.

I'm happy that people love their Mycos, but I see no reason to pay 2 1/2 times the price.
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A "Float-ON" trailer came with my boat, I don't know much about them but the one time i needed them they were very helpful. So far the trailer has held up great and i have no complaints about it or the company.

http://www.floaton.com/trailers.html
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I bought a NexTrail trailer in Miami. I put over 3000 miles on it last season with no problems - priced right too..
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