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Old 03-19-2019   #1
 
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Trailers on the front range Colorado

So there are lots of good threads about trailer builds, but are there really so few companies building raft trailers on the front range? Looking for a good trailer and doesn’t seem to be very many options, which blows my mind considering how many rafters are in this area. If your a small shop and making quality trailers, let me know, would love to support local small business.

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I share your bewilderment. I've been through the process a few times and was frustrated as well and the only place that I really could find a consistent inventory in Denver was All American. I was happy with both of my purchases from them and they had in stock what I needed.

That being said that guy in Salida who runs Ark Welding has pretty good reviews and when I've spoken with him was very friendly and honest. You buy a utility trailer and he modifies it for raft use. I almost did that but I needed a trailer quick and I didn't have time to drive the 6 hours round trip to grab that one. Good luck.
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Isn't jspoon14 here on the buzz starting a trailer build?
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I talked to this guy last year and he seemed super knowledgeable https://www.thetrailerguyllc.com/blog/raft-trailers

If you search sporttrail here there are some threads that sound positive. I did not pull the trigger yet though so no direct experience.
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I believe my trailer was made by these guys in about 2012. https://www.thetrailerguyllc.com/blog/raft-trailers

It has a 12 ft x 7ft deck with roller and wench. There is a storage compartment underneath that is about 12 ft x 4 ft x 2 ft which is accessible by a tailgate door and another door front of the axle.

you can see the normal photo here: https://imgur.com/a/6XA2BdP

Sorry, my photo is sideways.
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Go Here: http://www.hitchinposttrailers.com
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My first trailer was a sportrail that I bought from all american. Don't think they carry his trailers anymore. It was a good trailer, no complaints. Only thing I did in 5 years was change out the lights to LED's but I'm sure those are standard now. Maybe towed it 10k miles or so.
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I have a All American raft trailer from Denver and it's worked out well. It has large storage under main deck which I love. The only thing I would change it it's rear rollers are high off the ground and the boat front hits the trailer when winching up to the rollers. Usually 1-2 guys need to lift up the boat front end while a third controls the winch. Hard with heavy fishing frame etc. Makes it impossible to load solo unless you add simple ramp up to roller system. I plan to weld on portable ramp just for this need. See photo of trailer.
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Dodger, all you need to do is run a piece of webbing from each oarlock to a V under the nose and attach the winch there. That will pull your bow over the roller. My setup is the same. I think it was Dr. Andy here that was kind enough to post a youtube if you search "v strap raft trailer" or something over there.
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I have a 7x12 slat top Galvanized trailer from this guy and have been happy. He is in Loveland.


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