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Old 02-22-2005, 03:19 PM
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I gots me one of them thar old fashoned steel trailors. never floats.
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:28 PM
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I gots me one of them thar old fashoned steel trailors. never floats.
It will last about two years here in the salt.
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At the risk of opposing MCollinsTN, try reducing the PSI in the tires to what you had in the prior tires. That's assuming you never overheated the old tires, and they are the same size as your current tires.
Won't make any difference. The tires are displacing the same amount in volume of water no matter how much pressure is in them, provided they are full at all.
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Hey Chart! Long time no hear from.
Been trying to earn fuel money. In fact, need to get back at it.... How's it going up in God's country?
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Every aluminum trailer I've had floated. I just get used to it, of course having an extra hand (Debbie) to swing it back straight helps a lot. Most of the guys I've seen mount pvc covered weights to the frame. I've actually found the floating trailer useful when I back off the ramp. I remember doing that once with a steel trailer in February. Talk about shrinkage!
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Also, with a floating trailer, I've found it will pretty much center itself when driving it on the trailer. I go slow and rock the boat as I pull up.
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Also, with a floating trailer, I've found it will pretty much center itself when driving it on the trailer. I go slow and rock the boat as I pull up.
Do you swing your scythe from side to side to rock the boat?...........

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4- 25 lb olympic weights on 2 -1" shafts bolted to the rear most crossmember. Put em on to pull the boat. take em off the rest of the time. Helps in the snow in the back of the truck too.
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