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seasled posted 05-06-2003 06:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for seasled   Send Email to seasled  
Hi All. The time has come to buy a new trailer.I talked with the load rite rep today,and he said he had to talk with the guy who know whaler. He called me back,and recomended a dual axle pivoting bunk trailer with a 4200 pound rating. Dos this sound like over kill? Iwould think 2700 to 3000 would be enough. Help! don't want to make the wrong move Thanks SEASLED
hauptjm posted 05-07-2003 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
If this is an 80's era hull, you weigh 1,250lbs. Add in your motor weight ~400lbs, plus gear and you may weigh 2,000 - 2,300lbs. depending on how much fuel you carry. I would generally think a 3,000lbs. capacity trailer would be more than sufficient.
Jerry Townsend posted 05-07-2003 06:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Seasled - I would go about 15% to 20% above your maximum expected load (say 2300lb mentioned above x 1.20 = 2760) or your 3000 lb rating would work fine. I'm not sure of the pivoting bunks - my bunks are adjustable, but fixed. Regarding the tandem axles, I would go with a single axle - less weight, less expense - but doesn't give you the back-up in the case of a flat tire - which today is relatively infrequent. ----- Jerry/Idaho
lhg posted 05-07-2003 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I carry my twin engine (305# each) 18 Outrage all over the place on a 2800# single axle, keel roller trailer with ST 205 75R14 Goodyear Marathon radial tires. No problems at all, even with a full tank of fuel. I have not found brakes to be necessary, but am careful not to tailgate and allow plenty of stopping room.

I would avoid a tandem axle trailer for this boat. The heavier 1992-95 19 Outrage II does need a tandem, however.

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