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Old 10-31-2010   #1
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Anyone Have a Raft Trailer from David in Aurora?

I am looking at getting a raft trailer (8.5' by 12') from a guy named David in Aurora. He advertises all over craigslist and several other online classified sections, and it looks like he has sold quite a few of these trailers. I would assume someone on here has bought one, and I just wanted to see what everyone's opinion is. He calls them Xtreme Raft Trailers, and they have a roller on back with a hand winch on front.

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Old 02-18-2011   #2
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Just checking to see if anyone knows about these trailers. He has one on Craigslist right now: Raft Trailer

and I am really wanting to call and get one. Is it this a good price for the trailer?

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Old 02-18-2011   #3
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Nice looking trailer. depending on what you're towing you may not need it quite that wide. This is only a little obnoxious for tight maneuvering and parking spots. The extra width will help protect the boat a bit too though.

Seems odd that no one here has any knowledge if he is actually making and selling them.

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Old 02-18-2011   #4
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Shameless plug- I have a very similar trailer without the rollbar & winch for sale on the swap here for half the cost. You could add a rollbar & winch easily enough. Just sayin'
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Old 03-21-2011   #5
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my buddy got one and it was super solid for his 16' cat
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Old 03-21-2011   #6
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I got mine a couple of weeks ago. Everything is pretty nice, except it came with untreated 2x6s, so I am going to pull those off and put some treated plywood instead, as the 2x6s seem like half the weight of the trailer. The width will definitely take some getting used to, as I can't be a lazy driver, and really need to be centered in my lane.
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Old 03-22-2011   #7
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If you use pressure treated be careful it might lead to extra corrosion if the paint wears down. I'd at least research it. Maybe cedar deck board would be better, lighter, but more expensive.
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Old 03-24-2011   #8
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More expensive but you'll never have to worry about it again, use a composite like trex. Lighter too. I can't imagine those 2x6's having a huge impact on your tow weight though.

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