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Wes
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Location: Holden Beach / Hamlet. NC
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:23 pm
I'm ready for a new trailer for the skiff. The one I'm replacing is a 1990 Load Rite galvanized. Like most 28 year old trailers, the frame is in good shape but everything else needs to be replaced.
Over the years I've had aluminum and galvanized trailers and I'm leaning towards galvanized. I also want torsion axles. could any suggest brand and / or options? Thanks
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Lunchmoney
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:20 am
We bought one for our skiff a few years ago from EZ loader in Concord. Been very pleased.  
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Location: Hampstead NC
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:23 am
Wes wrote:
I'm ready for a new trailer for the skiff. The one I'm replacing is a 1990 Load Rite galvanized. Like most 28 year old trailers, the frame is in good shape but everything else needs to be replaced.
Over the years I've had aluminum and galvanized trailers and I'm leaning towards galvanized. I also want torsion axles. could any suggest brand and / or options? Thanks

I purchased a trailer for 21' skiff a year ago, very nice trailer. Road King alum I-beam with welded alum bunk brackets, torsion axles and Vortex hubs. Pulls like a dream. I soak it down with salt-away then power wash after every use, it's as nice today as the day I purchased. I had Marine Warehouse in Wilmington order it for me, had it in less than two weeks. Bad part with any trailer now is cost due to increased metal cost. I just purchased a new boat, the dealer said trailer prices have increased approx. 12%. My new boat trailer is a Venture, have not used it enough to comment other than it looks to be a well built trailer.
  
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Wes
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:46 am
Thanks for the input
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:11 pm
I have a Venture alum trailer with torsion axles and accu-lube hubs. I think the accu-lube hubs are as important as anything else on the trailer.
My chassis are not connected across the very end of the trailer frame. When trailering the guide poles vibrate and wiggle so much they have split the I beam all the way to the cross member about 24" from the end of the trailer. I tied the frames together with a piece of alum angle at the very end by bolting to the frame. That has all but cut out the wiggle on the guide post. Wish I had done that sooner, so pay attention if your post move excessively whatever you buy.

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