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Old 02-21-2015, 01:16 PM   #1
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Need help with new trailer options

I'm about to replace my boat trailer and would like to hear some experienced opinions on a few of the options. My old trailer is single axle and is loaded to the hilt, so I'm definitely wanting to go to dual axle. Here are the things I'm struggling with.

I'm pulling a 21ft Seapro/175 Yamaha/54 gals of fuel with a 1/2 ton Chevy pick-up. Emergency braking is good but not great. Are trailer brakes worth the trouble of the extra maintenance? Disc or drum? Surge or electric? Any specific brand recommended?

Torsion or leaf springs?

Any options that you have that are now "wouldn't do without" type of stuff?
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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I have the same boat with a 200 yamaha. It sits on a McLain tandem with springs. No brakes. I also pull with a chevy 1500 and don't have any trouble stopping.

It pulls really good. Trailer is a 2005 and just had springs and hubs replaced last year.

If money was no object, I would probably get the torsion axles.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:54 PM   #3
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Get the torsion axles with Vault hubs. McLain uses Vault on about all theirs I think. Bulldog hitch too.
I pull a similar boat, my dealer highly recommended no brakes for saltwater.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:49 PM   #4
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I never considered putting brakes on a saltwater trailer because of the corrosion and seizing issues. But I had read some good reviews on the Kodiak stainless steel disc brakes and thought I would see if anyone had personal experience. Will probably stay away from brakes and use it as an excuse to buy a bigger truck. Thanks for the replies.
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LED lights mounted on the top of the guide posts,
two spares mounted on the trailer,
make sure safety chain included for bow eye,
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Sport Trail makes an awesome
C channel aluminum trailer.


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