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Old 01-16-2017   #1
 
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Trailer Options?

Hello all... other than stalking the classifieds here and Craigslist, any other ideas for spots to hunt for a used trailer? I have a RMR Storm (10.5' boat) that I am looking to haul for day trips. Trying to stay sub-$1,000.

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Old 01-17-2017   #2
 
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I ripped an old pop up camper apart for my trailer. You can regularly find old tore up campers for a few Franklins. Mine is a '65 Coleman, made in America...I got most of the purchase price back from the scrap yard with the aluminum top and sides and the copper gas lines.
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For a 10'5" boat, you could do the harbor freight / northern tool trailer
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What is the vehicle used? Do you have a frame? I put my small raft on the roof of my truck / shell when paddle boating. The harbor freight beater 4x8 trailer would work fine. Upgrade to the bigger wheel set. Install quality decking.
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What is the vehicle used? Do you have a frame?
currently i have an outback, but looking to get into a tacoma in the spring. i have a frame and mainly row it as a 2 person fishing rig.
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On a side note, I have been very happy with my 2000 Tundra ( not much bigger then current Tacomas) I tow a trailer with a 14' rigged for multi days, no problem.

If you end up only being able to afford one right now, get the truck, you can toss the storm in the back for a while, then you will be set up nicely to tow just about any raft you want in the future. (except maybe a snout rig, 18' might be kinda pushing it to, depending on weight).

I have a modified utility trailer, best $800 I ever spent, a couple things I wish I had, are Marinized bearings, so I can back my hubs into the water, and a little more trailer behind the axle, so I can back under my boat. Probly less important to you right now though, since it is only a storm.
Course, you always NEED a bigger boat!!( and a smaller boat to, for that matter.)

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If you end up only being able to afford one right now, get the truck, you can toss the storm in the back for a while, then you will be set up nicely to tow just about any raft you want in the future. (except maybe a snout rig, 18' might be kinda pushing it to, depending on weight).
So here is the scenario that is requiring the trailer. I am doing a family reunion in Creede this summer and will be running day trips on the Upper Rio for 10 days (well, we will be there 10 days, who knows how many floats we will actually do). My uncle that I am fishing with is a little older and I don't want to have him trying to help me shove a boat, even though it is small, in the back of a truck.

Once I do get a truck it will have a topper with a rack so that on long trips I can ditch the trailer, roll the boat and put all the gear in the bed, and then once I get to the spot run shuttle with the boat on top. I am thinking I would go this route for trips from Denver to MT...
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Try looking in the Colorado Springs Craig list adds.
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So here is the scenario that is requiring the trailer. I am doing a family reunion in Creede this summer and will be running day trips on the Upper Rio for 10 days (well, we will be there 10 days, who knows how many floats we will actually do). My uncle that I am fishing with is a little older and I don't want to have him trying to help me shove a boat, even though it is small, in the back of a truck.

Once I do get a truck it will have a topper with a rack so that on long trips I can ditch the trailer, roll the boat and put all the gear in the bed, and then once I get to the spot run shuttle with the boat on top. I am thinking I would go this route for trips from Denver to MT...
You won't be ditching the trailer down the road, unless you buy a POS. Trailers are invaluable for day trips, especially fishing where you might go numerous days in a row, or multiple short floats a day. Raft trailers don't take much to tow, a suby is fine, tundra much better. I doubt you'll ever go back once you use one. They're game changers.

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