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Old 11-26-2020, 08:47 AM
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I currently have a 15 year old Alumacraft custom made bunk trailer for my 18'6" Navigator and while it seems to be okay there are signs of age that has me wondering if it makes sense to put more money into updating, or if the cost of a similar new trailer would make more financial sense? I'm still waiting for a response from Alumacrraft but I'm guessing a Lund trailer for their Pro Guide 1875 would be similar but I'd need a swing tongue so the boat fits in the garage. Any ideas as to prices? Do dealers take trade-ins? Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving !!
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:02 AM
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I paid $6000 for a new tandem axle ez loader bunk trailer for my 1800dc warrior

Friend of mine got a ? brand single axle for $3k
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:22 AM
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Just paid 3k for my new Hoosier tandem axle bunk trailer with surge brakes for my tritoon.
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:25 PM
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What is the issue with your current trailer.

15 years is not very old for a trailer considering that most boat trailers really don't see thousands and thousands of road miles.

By the way, as long as the tires and bearings and if it has brakes are sound, there is not much else that is needed.

Do you have an issue with bunks, rollers, or electrical. Again, all of these things are inexpensive to either repair or replace.

Remember, a bit of chipped paint or other cosmetic conditions have 0 to do with the functionality of the trailer and when you are in your boat, the trailer spends its life in the parking lot.

But, if you have the extra coinage that needs to find a home in the pocket of a boat trailer dealer, by all means go ahead and transfer the coinage to bring home the new perfect trailer for your boat.

Best wishes.
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:42 PM
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My tandem trailer was right around 5,000. Swing tongue coated oil bath bearings.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:31 PM
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Main reason I'm looking at a new trailer is because I do put 2500 or more miles a year pulling the boat, many trips to Lac Seul(not in 2020), Leech, Cass, Rainy lakes in Minnesota, probably 20 trips to the Ely area and I'm noticing rust around fenders/tires. It certainly needs a thorough maintenance check as tires are looking worn, brakes need work and making sure bearings are still good. Bunks, lights etc... all in good shape. I've been fortunate that I've never had a breakdown but I've certainly seen more than my share on trips and don't want to "push my luck" if it's time to replace. Thanks for the feedback !!
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:22 PM
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I just paid $2600 after tax for a custom made trailer for my Alumacraft Navigator. Mine is the 165 though, so smaller than your boat. No brakes on mine. Brakes and a second axle will obviously increase the cost.
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:47 PM
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Do you live in MN? If so which I'm guessing based in where you fish.
If you are still thinking about it contact Randy Stevens at Hamburg marine
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Halberg marine
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:49 PM
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Or Tom Ferdinand at hannays.
Two good guys to work with
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