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Old 07-14-2009   #1
 
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What size of trailer?

So I have a 16 ft Aire and I am curious if anybody has any recommendations on the size of trailer I should get? Or what style? Thanks

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Old 07-14-2009   #2
 
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If I can find someone in Asia who wants to buy one of my kidneys I will get this one.
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Old 07-15-2009   #3
 
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If I can find someone in Asia who wants to buy one of my kidneys I will get this one.
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I agree, it is the perfect set-up. I also have a sixteen foot Aire and I wish I had spent the money upfront on a nicer trailer. My plan is to sell my homemade flatbed and get one of these.
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Old 07-15-2009   #4
 
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back to reality... for those of us that money really does mean something, you can get by getting a standard 7x12 flatbed. I built a deck and put it on a cheap, old boat trailer, and got my 15' raft to the river for under $400. I set the front winch about 14' from the back, so the boat hangs off the back of the trailer by about 1'.
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I just bought a 14-foot raft and planning on going w/ an aluminum trailer. Supper light that cars/mini vans can pull. The cost difference between steel and aluminum is not that huge. Only issue is if you plan on making alot of modifications to it and you weld, then the steel would work better unless you weld aluminum. Otherwise, throw a few bolts on and you are good to go. I'm going with a 82"x14, a little big for a raft but I also will use it to haul a couple of 4-wheelers.
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Sweet!

So what's the going rate for kidneys these days?
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I hope $2789 plus tax!
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Old 07-15-2009   #8
 
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Does the lid lift on that, or do you have to shimmy all your gear in underneath?

I roll my boat (no warehouse - yet) and can fit everything in a 4'x8' trailer that I can pull with my 4 cylinder CRV. Of course, when we take both boats we have to use the truck.
I'm still not sold on any one "perfect" trailer for boating yet though.
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I've been running my 14' Aire on this 10' trailer for a couple years and love it. There's 3' of overhanging rubber on the front and 1' in the back, never been an issue for me, although I have considered a cover for trips with longer drive times. Comes standard with winch and roller bar and the tilt feature is really key for hauling the boat up some steep unimproved take out. Made by Adams Manufacturing in Idaho.



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I haul my 14 foot NRS Otter on a 4' x 8' folding utility trailer from harbor Freight. You can get them other places too. Added some cross pieces and playwood deck to get it over the wheels. It's also relatively light, which I needed so I could haul everything with the Mustang.
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