I have wondered about this. Do those of you who stack boats for transport have all your gear in them? Is there an issue with wear on the boats if they are loaded with gear?
Nice fix! Straps always amaze me. Good tip on checking springs. Grease them wheel barrings too. I avoid staking loaded boats because of the top heavy load. It causes more stress and sway.TRUE. Not my trailer and thankfully not my boat, but yes the 3000 miles caught up to us. New springs are being installed on both trailers currently, 3500# springs with plastic bushings. The trailer in question has a metal fender that acts as the decking above the tire, bad design. My trailer has a full wood deck and would not have caused the rupture. Nothings perfect. Most amazing part of the spring failure was my brothers in the middle of the road fix. Two short 2x4 blocks and four straps. It held together for a 250 mile trip home with both loaded boats on it including 12 rough miles of gravel and construction. A little advice, check your springs after the shuttle. The springs always bust when unloaded.