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#12790207 - 06/13/18 12:13 AM New Boat Trailer Manufacturer?
BigTxBassMan Online   content
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Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 69
Loc: Livingston, Texas
My old Ranger came with a single axle trailer and I'm thinking about upgrading to a tandem axle. What's the best way to go? Ranger Trail, Bass Cat, Trailmaster, Loadmaster or somebody else? I don't think I'll seriously consider EZ Loader since I have the impression that I need to stay away from a tube frame trailer. Y'all let me know what ya think.

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#12790247 - 06/13/18 05:52 AM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: BigTxBassMan]
Stickchunker Offline
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Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 883
Loc: Lake Conroe
What about McClain Trailers in Houston?
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#12790276 - 06/13/18 06:57 AM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: BigTxBassMan]
structure man(Guide on RC) Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 1005
Loc: Corsicana Texas
Easy Loader makes a channel steel and aluminum trailer for bass boats.

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#12790352 - 06/13/18 08:09 AM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: BigTxBassMan]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/07
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Loc: TEXAS
not a fan of EZ loader,
I have had two with the last two skeeters I have bought
the McClains place in houston makes a great trailer
http://mcclaintrailers.com/products/
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#12790568 - 06/13/18 11:46 AM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: BigTxBassMan]
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Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 1338
Loc: Baton Rouge, La.
I had a single axle trailer with my Ranger and after numerous blowouts and bearing failures I went with a SportTrail tandem axle and no issues since. They make the finest trailer I’ve ever seen and customer service is excellent. I don’t know how to post pics on here but PM me your number and I will send you some pics. I’m not a sponsor just a happy customer.

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#12791450 - 06/14/18 05:28 AM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: Fork Fanatic]
Skunked Again Fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 351
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: Fork Fanatic
I had a single axle trailer with my Ranger and after numerous blowouts and bearing failures I went with a SportTrail tandem axle and no issues since. They make the finest trailer I’ve ever seen and customer service is excellent. I don’t know how to post pics on here but PM me your number and I will send you some pics. I’m not a sponsor just a happy customer.


Good point. At a glance, you'd think blow outs and bearing failures are non-trailer related, because these components are simply mounted by the trailer mfg. But, if it's poor mfg, they could mount it incorrectly, offset, crooked, etc.... And that would cause you all sorts of problems.
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#12791996 - 06/14/18 01:07 PM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: BigTxBassMan]
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Registered: 05/27/15
Posts: 27
Loc: Breckenridge, Tx
I have a Roadmaster C-Channel frame trailer under my Nitro. Built extremely well and pulls like a dream down the highway. I think they are built Ft. Worth, at least mine is anyhow.

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#12792159 - 06/14/18 03:23 PM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: Stickchunker]
9094 Online   content
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7595
Loc: Albany
Originally Posted By: Stickchunker
What about McClain Trailers in Houston?


They make a fantastic trailer. All galvanized no paint.

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#12792630 - 06/14/18 11:21 PM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: BigTxBassMan]
BigTxBassMan Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 69
Loc: Livingston, Texas
Thanks for the info guys! Right now I'm leaning toward either a Roadmaster (made in Ft Worth) (thanks for the suggestion 09wingates) or a Magnum (made in Austin). Both steel C channel painted trailers. Any good or bad words for these two?

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#12792664 - 06/15/18 12:38 AM Re: New Boat Trailer Manufacturer? [Re: 9094]
Bass Junkie Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 1281
Loc: Houston
Originally Posted By: 9094
Originally Posted By: Stickchunker
What about McClain Trailers in Houston?


They make a fantastic trailer. All galvanized no paint.

Awesome trailer. Mine is all aluminum. IBeam construction. Light and pulls easy.

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