Trailer Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by H2Ohio, May 24, 2020.

  1. H2Ohio

    H2Ohio New Member

    2
    May 24, 2020
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Considering a 2003 220 sundeck with the 5.0L Mercruiser. However, the one I've located locally doesn't care me with a trailer. To factor in this cost, I'm running into a wide range of styles and prices. Any suggestions from folks are appreciated.
     
  2. Jon Porter

    Jon Porter New Member

    17
    Jun 8, 2020
    Moyock NC
    2001 Weekender 225
    5.0L Mercruiser Alpha One
    A few things that will drive price differences, bunk style vrs. rollers, disc brakes vrs drum brakes, aluminum frame vrs galvanized steel and leaf springs vrs torsion axles. Your most expensive will probably be an aluminum roller trailer with disc brakes and torsion axles, also the best combination in my opinion. Least amount of corrosion, better stopping power, and easy on and off with tricky ramps and a better suspension. However, the rollers and disc brake set up are more expensive to maintain and replacing the torsion axles down the road is also more expensive than replacing a set of leaf springs. Brands are brands, they are what they are. If your in fresh water and have decent ramps without huge tidal changes, than you can get away with a bunk trailer with a galvanized steel frame and leaf springs. Cheaper combo and less expensive to repair.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
  3. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
    N/A
    You guys that trailer help this guy out. It will help others in the future. JC
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Are you in ohio ?
    If so one of the best trailers I have had was a Loadmaster right here in Port Clinton... talk to them and let them explain the variations. In the end you have to decide...since you have to live with it....

    Bunks, springs and surge brakes are the cheapest ....then it goes stupid after that.....a 220 is light enough to get away with the cheapest and be just fine
     
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  5. H2Ohio

    H2Ohio New Member

    2
    May 24, 2020
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Thank you all. I ended up with an aluminum, surgedsurge brakes, with springs on bunks. Seems to be fine given that this will be used only in the off season to store the boat as we have a dock.
     
  6. Jon Porter

    Jon Porter New Member

    17
    Jun 8, 2020
    Moyock NC
    2001 Weekender 225
    5.0L Mercruiser Alpha One
    That will get the job done and keep repair costs down.
     
  7. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I know you already have a trailer, but I bought a Loadmaster last fall and it's a very well built trailer.
     

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