Im in the market for raft trailer for my 14' RMR. Ive been using a utility trailer but I dont like how high up it sits. Difficult to load and unload at boat ramp, cant see out back window when trailering, cant access contents of raft when its trailered and it seems catch lots of wind. So Im looking at the $450 trailer I attached. Its seams like most peeps are doing deckover trailers but Ive had a hard time finding one used on the east coast. Thoughts? Pro & cons? Thx!
I hate all the things you've mentioned about deckover trailers. I'd love to fit my boat between the wheel wells of a lower trailer - but at 7-4" wide that makes for a really wide trailer and is not an off the shelf option.
Assuming that trailer is in good shape and that your boat fits comfortably between the wheel wells I'd say go for it. The only drawback I can think of is that the tubes will be closer to flying debris... but again if I had the opportunity I'd go low any day. Worst case is you put some sort of deflectors on the front of the trailer or big ass flaps on your towing rig.
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First trailer was too narrow. I found this 8x10 deck over aluminum 2 hour from me. He'll take $600 for it. Ive read some negative reviews regarding the fat tires on this style trailer, so what tires do you guys recommend for these "snowmobile" trailers? I'd probably lengthen the tongue, add a winch, and 3 rollers.