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Old 06-26-2017, 11:17 AM
mdskier mdskier is offline
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Need a trailer

I have a 1999 Maristar 210 VRS and a tandem axle trailer. The trailer is rusting pretty badly as the previous owner had it in brackish water for a time.

One of my fender supports has broken off the main trailer frame and other areas are rusting badly as well. Not sure it will e possible to weld things back together.

Anyone know of trailers for sale? I am in the DC area, but would drive a bit to find one.

Just not sure what brands would work besides what Mastercraft sells. Was thinking of maybe a Load-rite. The #LR-ASKI22T5200102TB1 seems like it may work for me. It handles boats up to 20' 10". The measurement between fenders is 82". Have to measure my existing trailer to see.

Anyone have experience with non-Mastercraft trailers?

Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:11 PM
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Do you have any pictures of your current trailer - would like to see how much rust you are talking about.
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:21 PM
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Just not sure what brands would work besides what Mastercraft sells. Was thinking of maybe a Load-rite. The #LR-ASKI22T5200102TB1 seems like it may work for me. It handles boats up to 20' 10". The measurement between fenders is 82". Have to measure my existing trailer to see.

Anyone have experience with non-Mastercraft trailers?

Thanks.

You might take a look at Boatmate trailers. I have one, and I think they are/were the trailer supplier for Centurion. I think they were suppliers to other major brands too...maybe even Mastercraft before they started making their own trailers? I'm not sure. Someone who's more of a historian would know.

Anyway, check them out: http://boatmatetrailers.com/models.php
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:35 PM
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try LoadMaster in Tampa, just picked up an aluminum single axle and the price was right
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:44 PM
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I don't have pictures yet. I'll get some when I can. Problem is the boat/trailer is 3 hrs away from my home.

I don't tow much. I store the boat near the lake and drive to launch is maybe 5 miles.

I figure I would save money and not get another double axle. How much different is it towing with a single vs. double axle?
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:40 PM
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Definitely look into Boatmate. You can order as much or as little as you want and they send you color samples to get it matched. I purchased a single axle for my parents '97 205 and it looks very similar to the 2005-2013 trailers and is arguably better made/stronger. I think the price was fair and the fit is perfect. If you don't tow much you might be ok with a single axle but it might hurt resell a little. I don't remember how much the 210 weighs but I wouldn't imagine it is much different than the older x2s they used to put on single axles. It will certainly bounce more on bridge joints and rock the rear end of your vehicle (depending on what you drive).
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:47 PM
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Single axle are fine for short hauls. They can tend, to whip the tow vehicle around. So keep speed below 65 mph.

For long hauls, tandem axles are the way to go. A decent trailer, improves resell, so buy now, or pay later.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:54 PM
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I have a 1997 Single Axle 200VRS trailer I may be selling, I'm in SOMD.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:59 PM
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Try Rambo marine, they have some used trailers.
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:53 AM
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MD skier, I have a 2004 xstar trailer for sale in AA County, MD. It's a freshwater use trailer that came with the boat I bought in TX. Problem is a wheel fell off in transit. I was quoted $600 for a new axle, and am looking to get $1000 for it. It definitely needs some work, but is in solid overall condition and will fit your VRS
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