Originally Posted by elkhaven
what, not a sheeple, like me?
I should also throw in my opinions on the trailer after playing with it...
Its a sweet trailer. I took it out (risking getting pulled over by the CSP for not having it licensed) last weekend and ran Pumphouse to Radium. Being able to lock stuff in it was awesome. It freed up my truck's bed. Access to my gear was really simple. It is certainly high and I didn't want to back it into the water too far to see if the lights (I got LEDs) were really water proof. At the take out, I used a 50ft webbing and knotted each end to the right and left rear side of the frame. I pulled the center of the webbing under the raft and ran it through the front handle and hooked it to the winch. It came right up with no problems or stress on the boat... it was pulling the rear frame forward and guided the front up and over the roll bar via the webbing under the raft. I learned this trick from the guys at DRE and it worked like a charm.
The quality of it is outstanding. The only downsides I see to it is that it is big-time steel and its heavy. I think its between 600-700lbs (as I was told by the guy to delivered to me). Since its steel and we had rain, it started to rust in places (which is normal)... so I put some CorrosionX on the trouble spots and that is no longer a problem. That stuff seems to be pretty good at stopping rust (and removing some of it too). The heavy factor isn't too big of a deal for my truck since its a 6.7L Cummins Diesel and I certainly didn't notice any decrease in gas mileage because of that.
But I live on a pitched double switch back driveway, so its weight in muscling it around into place is a PITA. I need to get a grader to flatten out some space for this at the switch backs.
The space for storage is huge and I'm pretty sure I can get the raft rolled up, the dry box, cooler, the frame (broken down), oars and PFDs inside of it for off-season. Lock it... tarp it... and I have room in the garage.
All in all... its outstanding and this sheeple/lemming is pretty pleased with it.