Originally Posted by CRay
I bought my first raft, now I'm trying to find a trailer. I found a trailer at an awesome price, but I think it might be too large. It's a flatbed trailer with a bed that is 8'x12'. The length I'm good with, but I'm worried it will be too wide for hauling down the road. Is 8' too wide? I'd be pulling the trailer/raft with either a Subaru Outback or F150 4x4. Thanks for your input.
8' is fine. Your boat is 7'+ (didn't look up the numbers but somewhere around there) so having a little extra on the side is nice. It's obviously a deck-over trailer so the boat's going to be fairly high. You can easily step up onto the trailer to dig around or get into the boat to organize...
I got rid of my 8' trailer a long time ago and I constantly regret it. It will look a bit funny behind the Outback, but honestly your boat is bigger than your car, so it's going to look a bit strange no matter what trailer it's on. I personally wouldn't hesitate to get an 8' trailer.