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howlingdogsteve posted 10-02-2007 07:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for howlingdogsteve   Send Email to howlingdogsteve  
Hi All,

I went to the local Whaler dealer today to price out a trailer.
They were not to anxious to sell just a trailer but, they would give me one for their cost $1500. This sounds too high to me, even for Long Island NY.
What do you guys think?
I'm willing to travel a 100 or so miles for a good deal.
Any suggestions?


BlueMax posted 10-02-2007 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
Well, I guess for the most part it depends on what size and model of vessel you are hauling, but it Sounds about right if it is Aluminum. If it is the Karavan galvanized, as far as I know, most are matched to the vessel by Hull ID and pretty much the only way they would want to sell separate is if a previous customer only wanted the boat and not trailer hence leaving the dealership with a left-over/spare trailer that they "have" to sell separate, but those are listed at around $700 for the 170 Montauks.
howlingdogsteve posted 10-03-2007 06:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for howlingdogsteve  Send Email to howlingdogsteve     
Yes, this is a 2007 Karavan trailer for a 170 Montauk.
I have a 2004 170 Montauk.
BlueMax posted 10-03-2007 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
2008 Galvanized with disc brakes for Montauk 170 lists at $709 on the Whaler site:

Either point that out or point yourself somewhere else.

P.S. - as you'll see, Aluminum is listed at $1409.
So I don't know where they are getting "their cost" from for either.

GreatBayNH posted 10-03-2007 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
One might argue that since the trailer is included in the price of the boat (standard equipment) that $709 MORE gets you the disk breaks and $1,409 MORE gets you an Aluminum Trailer. I tried looking up the cost of my trailer but only found that I insured mine for 2K. Food for thought.


BlueMax posted 10-03-2007 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
Excellent catch!! I believe that is absolutely more accurate - Now that I actually take the time to think about it, I believe they listed my trailer as a grand for tax/registration purposes and $1500 for insurance.

Howlingdog- My apologies for being so quick to reply and so inaccurate in doing so - I stand corrected.

Thanks Seth,

Sal A posted 10-03-2007 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Livingwater has a used trailer for sale in the marketplace section; check it out. Good deal.
Sal A posted 10-03-2007 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Forgive me; I mean Riverwhaler:

Traveller posted 10-03-2007 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Traveller  Send Email to Traveller     
I got a price quote from a dealer on a 2008 Montauk 170 in which the boat and motor was itemized separately from the trailer. The price of the trailer was $500 on the quote I received. Their plan was to sell it to me for that amount, and then buy it back for that amount to sell me a tandem-axle aluminum trailer.

I wasn't happy with the trailer they wanted to sell me, so I decided that when I order my new Montauk 170 in November, I will buy the basic Karavan trailer offered with the standard package, and then trade it in on a new custom-built Loadmaster aluminum trailer.

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