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TL7
05-08-2011, 05:26 PM
Does anyone in the Houston area have suggestions for where to get an aluminum trailer? I've got a quote from McClain but would like other options to compare.

maxpower220
05-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Not in Houston, but I was quoted $5000 OTD for a new aluminum trailer.

rdlangston13
05-08-2011, 06:35 PM
Does anyone in the Houston area have suggestions for where to get an aluminum trailer? I've got a quote from McClain but would like other options to compare.

rust attacking the new boats trailer too?

TL7
05-08-2011, 06:41 PM
rust attacking the new boats trailer too?

Nothing out of the ordinary. When we bought the LSV we stored it in the garage, so I wanted the single for maneuverability. Now that we're storing it, I want the dual for towing on long trips. Figured I'd go with the aluminum. The 2007 Outback we had, the trailer was still functional when we sold it in 2010, but I don't think it had more than one year left in it. Price you pay for brackish water I guess, but the butter is worth it.

rdlangston13
05-08-2011, 06:46 PM
Nothing out of the ordinary. When we bought the LSV we stored it in the garage, so I wanted the single for maneuverability. Now that we're storing it, I want the dual for towing on long trips. Figured I'd go with the aluminum. The 2007 Outback we had, the trailer was still functional when we sold it in 2010, but I don't think it had more than one year left in it. Price you pay for brackish water I guess, but the butter is worth it.

im headed to bethy creek next weekend for 4 days of from what i am told is butter. but at 110 miles one way it is a treck!

TL7
05-08-2011, 06:48 PM
If I could just find a job in Austin.......

maxpower220
05-09-2011, 08:20 AM
Why not go with a galzanized trailer. I got one from the factory when I bought my Outback.


Funny thing, they sent the galzanized trailer with chrome wheels. I replaced them with aluminum wheels though.

rdlangston13
05-09-2011, 09:28 AM
galvanized trailers are U-G-L-Y UGLY! i think aluminum would be alot easier on the eyes

Ian Brantford
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
When I ordered my XLV with the tandem trailer in 2005, I got both the galvanization and paint options. It's got no rust at all today. There is a little bit on the chrome wheels.

maxpower220
05-09-2011, 09:00 PM
Rusted out painted trailers are ugly.

If your boat is black and white, it's not too bad.

JPAGE
05-10-2011, 09:30 AM
I know they are not in TX but these are the best and last trailer you will ever buy. They are a top notch company and build trailers custom to your boats hull. Give them a call

http://www.slideon.com/