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Old 03-07-2014   #31
 
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Kind of a weird trailer for a raft. It just looks like a utility trailer. I always wondered why some people put rollers on their trailers. I know most people out west just back in the water float the boat and go, launched in 1 minute and out of the way. Doesn't look like you could back that in the water and has no axle clearance. Thats kind of why they designed raft trailers back in the day. I know putting in at lochsa people strew their crap all over the parking lot and sit in the way all day and you can't even get to the water.
Well, for one thing, it comes with 15" wheels rather than the fairly common 13" raft trailer wheels. Better for my peace of mind on long trips. For another, I can easily use it for my dirt bikes, other toys. Lots of tie down points.

Even with LED lights I try to never back my hubs below the water. I live "out west" too and see most people who care about their equipment do the same.

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I always wondered why some people put rollers on their trailers. I know most people out west just back in the water float the boat and go, launched in 1 minute and out of the way.
Primary reason for my roller is that most ramps around here you can't back into the water, either the waters to shallow or the banks to steep or fish and game has built a boat slide or something. The folks at MFWP that choose boat ramp locations and design definitely don't use them. They like to put them right on cutbanks, in the fastest, shallowest current they can find. Without a roller, you'd be employing birdmans technique and would quickly find yourself with out a wife/lover and would have a sore back.
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Old 03-07-2014   #33
 
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Gonna be picking mine up end of next week. Will post pics when I get it!!
My job had me moving a bunch hence why the dual use of utility and raft. Excellent communication with Sawtooth so far!
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Old 03-07-2014   #34
 
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Cool trailers.
we are here in CO, and feature 15" tire and wheels, rear rollers, optional winch, and we use torsion axles, so no springs, shackles, bushings to wear out, and exceptional ground clearance.
LED lights work fine and are sealed so water doesn't effect them.
Huge tie downs tucked under.
And a ton of space up front underneath for optional storage.

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Old 03-16-2014   #35
 
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WOW, Super Happy with Sawtooth

Here are pics of the trailer, super stoked on how it turned out and Randy was great to deal with, he has done a bunch of these trailers and it shows in thier work. I will update down the road, Highly recommend!

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Now I get to figure out how to title and register this thing
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Very nice! Good work.
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Old 03-17-2014   #37
 
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Yours turned out great.
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Old 03-24-2014   #38
 
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Is there anyone in Colorado interested in a trailer and open to sharing the transport costs?
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Is there anyone in Colorado interested in a trailer and open to sharing the transport costs?
How would that work?
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Old 03-24-2014   #40
 
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I'm in Colorado Springs and my trailer from Sawtooth should be ready in the next week or so. But not sure how to share transport since you're in Cali?

I'll be talking to Randy in the next few days about transport of mine.

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