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Old 11-20-2016, 07:49 PM
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Looking for pros/cons on bunk or roller trailers.

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Old 11-20-2016, 07:58 PM
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I'm a bunk guy. I load and unload by myself quite often and I find the bunks easiest for me.
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Old 11-20-2016, 07:59 PM
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I've had both. I have a bunk trailer now. I think bunks give better support.
At least on a heaver boat.
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Old 11-21-2016, 06:10 AM
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If each launch has docks it's very easy to launch and retrieve by yourself with a bunk trailer plus bunks support the boat better.
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Old 11-21-2016, 06:18 AM
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Good improved launches, bunks. Not so good shallow launches, Rollers.
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Old 11-21-2016, 06:49 AM
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I have never used rollers, as a matter of fact I removed them from the last trailer I bought to make it into a shallow launch trailer. The boat would have set too high on the rollers, so I installed bunks with bunk slicks and can launch and retrieve the boat fairly easily at several launches where the bunks never even enter the water. Without the bunk slicks I would really struggle to get the boats off of the carpeted bunks, that's why I installed them on all three boat trailers I have.
I also like the idea that they support the boat better.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:33 AM
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Bunks - all of what is mentioned above, and no self-centering issue that I had with roller trailers.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:39 AM
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Bunks - all of what is mentioned above, and no self-centering issue that I had with roller trailers.
Me too...

I've had both.
If I was launching in super primitive shallow conditions the majority of the time then I'd consider going back to a roller trailer otherwise nothing but bunks for me.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:55 AM
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If you have high use (3-5 times a week) and power load your boat I would consider roller because of the wear and tear on the finish that you will get from bunks. Especially if you are in an area that has windborn dirt or gravel roads.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:33 AM
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I've had both I prefer the bunk trailers.
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