Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Whaler Performance
  Anybody have an American (brand name) trailer?

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   Anybody have an American (brand name) trailer?
ledfoot posted 06-14-2001 05:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for ledfoot   Send Email to ledfoot  
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
whalerron posted 06-16-2001 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
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.
jimh posted 06-16-2001 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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...

whalerron posted 06-18-2001 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     

now that you say that, I see what he was asking....

Bigshot posted 06-19-2001 09:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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.
ledfoot posted 06-19-2001 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for ledfoot  Send Email to ledfoot     
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)

Bigshot posted 06-19-2001 05:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Yup and torsion axles. it floats right on, I do not power it up. Get the pvc guides, a must on a bad ramp.

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.