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Old 06-06-2016   #1
 
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Raft trailer input

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!
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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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Trailer is 7' x 10' (7' between finders). Helpful info....
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I don't know what 14' rmr is width wise but I'd bet it's all of 6.5' That'll just be something you have to figure out. Worst case take just the boat with you and inflate and see...


One nice thing I see is that the fenders are closed on the inside. Less chance for shit to get flung up or a sagging boat or strap to get inside.
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RMR 14' are 7'1" wide. Ran into the same shit. Just put rollers and a winch on my utility trailer works awesome.
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I picked up a utility that is only a foot tall. I decked it and store all my gear inside while not too high riding.
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This one is everything elkhaven is talking about, already been done. From the master himself
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looks pretty silly to me, not a good use of space for multiday rig loads with either 1 or more boats. If you are doing day trips, it might be ok. I am sure the price is well beyond reason.
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looks pretty silly to me, not a good use of space for multiday rig loads with either 1 or more boats. If you are doing day trips, it might be ok. I am sure the price is well beyond reason.
You should see the new multi day version, sexy as a mofo with days of cargo space
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Moving on

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.
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