Choosing a trailer for a boat is a decision many people make without giving it due consideration. Maybe the boat came with a trailer, or they might have found a cheap boat trailer used on a website. What some don’t realize is that the choice of trailer can greatly extend or decrease the life and maintenance requirements of their boat. The staff at Boat Trailers Used wants to make certain that boat owners have the information needed to make the right choice, both for their budget and their boat.
Since they’ve looked at trailer frame materials in the past, BoatTrailersUsed.com decides to skip that subject. The next major question they say to answer is: Bunks or rollers?
Each configuration of trailer has its own benefits. Trailers with rollers tend to be more expensive than the bunk type. Many boaters prefer bunk trailers for less expensive aluminum boats, as they tend to have thinner hulls and could use the additional support. More than cost or the hull material of the boat, the biggest consideration to address is the usual method that will be used to load the trailer.
If the owner plans to load their trailer in more shallow water, the roller type of trailer will be a massive help. The configuration of roller trailers means that they don’t have to put their trailer very far into the water.
However, if the boat owner typically loads their trailer in deeper water, a bunk type set up is ideal, as the boat can just float to where it needs to be. This will require their trailer to be fully submerged, of course.
Whether deep water or shallow, Boat Trailers Used believes there is a perfect trailer for every boat. With their new look at trailer construction types, they hope to help the boating community make a more informed decision.