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Old 08-21-2019, 09:14 AM
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Default Replacement for 2004 Eagle trailer

In the next year or so I will probably have to replace my 2004 Eagle trailer for my 2004 Alumacraft Tournament Sport 175. The trailer is rusting from inside out. Found that it has rusted through some at bottom of outside rail where it bends to angle to tongue. I know this is were they usually fail. I have two friends whose trailers failed at same spot. It still seems to have decent strength. I did a hammer test on the entire frame. The inside of outter frame definitely have a lot of rust. Cross members had a good ring sound, instead of dead tone. I fish an average of four times per week. The Eagle trailer has been great. It loads perfectly and really like the high tube guide-ons. I have already ready a quote from Trailmaster. Their frames are c channel. I will probably get a quote from Eagle. If I was getting a trailer for a new boat I would probably go with a heavy frame C channel or I frame. The new trailer will outlast the boat so I would be ok with a tube frame. Any other suggestions on a replacement trailer.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:03 AM
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JMW, \
Why not purchase another Eagle trailer except have it made from Galvanized metal or Aluminum?

Be safe
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:56 AM
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I have a Bear trailer under my 2005 Alumacraft Tournament Sport 175. It came from Alumacraft with the boat new, and still looks like new.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:46 AM
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My Trailmaster tube trailer is the very best I have ever towed......I have towed up to 75 mph and it's as straight as a arrow behind me...... I would buy another in a heart beat. It was made just for Polar Kraft boats but Trailmaster has similar models also. I have what they called "Tundra" coating in 2015 but I believe they changed that name of the coating......it's similar to "Line-X" coating. It also has LED lighting all the way around and I never unplug the trailer to launch. After 4+ years the tires are wearing VERY even........it does NOT have brakes but they are available if you want them. My dealer/friend told me not to get the brakes because they can be troublesome. Instead I beefed up the brakes in my tow vehicle with slotted rotors and carbon metallic pads. Also recently replaced the 12 year old factory rubber brake hose to stainless steel hoses........now I have a more consistent firm brake pedal.

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Old 02-25-2020, 09:16 AM
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Eagle said they no longer have a trailer for my boat.
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Old 02-26-2020, 01:23 AM
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Maybe look into if it is Marine Master that makes the trailers for new alumacraft boats. You maybe could buy one of those. I have not had any trouble with my shorelander trailer. I do not powerload however. I consider shorelander as a middle of the road trailer. You need to ask yourself if you want to put a expensive Cadillac trailer under a 2004 boat. That might depend how long your going to keep the boat.
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:18 AM
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Eagle said they no longer have a trailer for my boat.
https://trailmastertrailers.com/custom-boat-trailers/
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:26 AM
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I had an eagle trailer under my last boat it was a real solid well built trailer that loaded the boat perfect every time and pulled well, it was a single axle 4 bunk trailer. My current boat has a tandem axle trail master trailer under it and it and it as well is a great trailer. A boat trailer design is similar from brand to brand, just make sure it will cradle your boat properly.
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Old 03-01-2020, 06:02 AM
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I too have a Trailmaster 4 bunk trailer under my boat and I love it. I went with the C channel frame this time. My previous boat had a tube frame trailer and it rusted out from the inside out.


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Old 03-01-2020, 09:29 AM
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Another vote for a Trailmaster 4 bunk.


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