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  1. #1
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    Default F- to Boatmate Trailers

    Both of my axle's gave out on my 1 year old Boatmate trailer. Boatmate in their generousity replaced them both but,....they not only made pay to get them installed at $250.00, I also had to pay to have the boat hoisted to get at the trailer another $200. I love my Moomba but I can't believe that I have have to pay for the labor on a factory issue, less than one year after I bought the boat.
    08 LSV, Perfect Pass, Grav III, 325 Indmar Assault and I love it!

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    That stinks.

    I actually was planning to call down to them, as my trailer (which is stored indoors 300 days out of the year) is only 3 years old and rusting in several areas.

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    Good luck with that, I hope you have better luck than I did!
    08 LSV, Perfect Pass, Grav III, 325 Indmar Assault and I love it!

  4. #4
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    I had several issues w my trailer that was only 3 months old. It was mainly in the finish. I was told in an e mail, that I still have, that they won't fix it because "its going to rust soon anyways". Not real happy w them and if I would have known then what I know now I would have bought a trailer from a different manufacturer.
    REALLY????

  5. #5
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    Mine is all rusted and its a 2008. Boooo!
    2008 Outback V - gravity III ballasts, perfect pass star gazer, hydraulic wake plate, depth finder, water stainer, rad-a-cage tower, board racks, tower mirror, bimini top, audio package d, graphics package e, appearance package, cockpit & tonneau cover, mooring cover, black stainless rubrail, docking lights, OJ 14.25x14.0 prop.

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  6. #6
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    Same issue, i have cracked paint, i have air bubbles in the paint thats not cracked and i have rust around some of the welds. I went the AWS and SC trying to get them to push on Boat Mate and no go.

    Basically the only warranty you get with paint is if its chipping off when you buy the trailer.

    Other then that parts are warrantied for 1 year but its Parts not labor. When i buy my next boat i will be much more aware of the trailer and what type i can get or will get.
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    I thought the world of boatmate when I ordered my spare tire holder in the factory color for a song, but in replacing the step pads last weekend, I found the start of surface rust. called the dealer here. he told me that he was surprised that it wasn't worse. apparently the paint is the issue that they use and told me he sees it worse on newer trailers. basically an oh well moment. told me the only way to guarantee no rust is to buy a galvinized trailer. cousin has a dhm trailer under his tige and he has some of the same issues(although not quite as bad) so I'm not real upset at it. I guess if I would have paid 100k for an x25, I would not expect to see issues, but I certainly don't expect to have it remain perfect for years..

    now having to pay labor rates on a product like a trailer within the first 2-3 years, especially considering the low mileage put on most trailers, that's a different story. should be 5year mechanical. heck, if kia can offer 100k warranty on it's parts.....
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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