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Anybody have an American (brand name) trailer?
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posted 06-14-2001 05:33 PM ET (US)
There's a company here in SE Michigan that sells trailers that are aluminum w/stainless hardware. Anyone heard of them? Comments? Looking for my '93 21' Walkaround
posted 06-16-2001 04:35 PM ET (US)
In 1991, I bought a Calkins trailer which is made by the Calkins company in Washington State. The Whaler dealer here in Baltimore Md supplies Calkins trailers with the whalers. The trailer I bought was outfitted specifically for a Montauk style whaler hull. (Pictures in Cetacea p 33) He also carries Calkins trailers to fit all the other model Whalers. My trailer is fully galvanized and so far has proven to be a good purchase. I really liked the Holsclaw Trailer I had before this one but I am not sure if they are in business anymore.
posted 06-16-2001 05:58 PM ET (US)
I think Jeff is looking for comments on a brand of trailers called "AMERICAN TRAILER" that happens to be made in SE Michigan.
He's not looking for general comments about American (made) trailers. Well, that is one thing still made in America, at least. Wait for the Japanese to start importing trailers...
posted 06-18-2001 10:23 PM ET (US)
now that you say that, I see what he was asking....
posted 06-19-2001 09:36 AM ET (US)
ledfoot, just about every aluminum trailr is made by Tow-Master and assembled by XYZ co(ie American). Ask them if it is and if so it is a great trailer. I have 2, 1 is called "Tropic trailer" #2 is Sturdy Trailer. Both Manufactured by Tow-Master and assembled by their respective names.
posted 06-19-2001 12:28 PM ET (US)
Thanks, jim, you are correct; the trailer is made in Florida and sold here under the brand name "American Trailer".
Bigshot, does your Tropic trailer have tall carpeted side bunks? The only thing that is stopping me from buying this trailer is that it seems like the boat would be difficult to foat on (the bunks are about a foot tall)
posted 06-19-2001 05:05 PM ET (US)
Yup and torsion axles. it floats right on, I do not power it up. Get the pvc guides, a must on a bad ramp.
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