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noggin
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04/20/2021 05:52PM  
I would like to purchase your canoe trailer. I would like it to be for two or boats and be in working condition. Willing to pay a fair price. I live In Grand Marais MN.
 
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Mocha
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04/21/2021 09:23AM  
Well, I don't have a trailer but I would recommend looking at remackel trailers in forest lake. It will be the last trailer you buy. Solidly built.
 
noggin
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04/21/2021 11:57PM  
Thanks for the tip Mocha
 
Portagemule
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05/01/2021 07:00PM  
Check out www.alumline.com trailers they are in Ceresco Iowa and they make an amazing aluminum trailer with or with out storage and customize your rack configuration. they are pricey around 4k but worth it. Mike is the sales guy tell him Rob from Omaha sent you. I am having mine customized with a slide out so I don't have to reach in the trailer.

good luck
 
05/03/2021 04:13PM  
I was struggling to find what I was looking for, so I built my own. We found a 16' trailer that had originally been for a tri-haul, and then was converted to a flat bed to haul motorcycles. We added a green treated 4x4x8 box,with lid, and the metal racking. We brought the metal to a high school welding shop, and asked the teacher if he needed projects for his kids. He used it for a teaching project. I talked another woman into doing something similar, and she found a vocational school that would weld up the racks for free. They were happy to have the project. she just had to pay for materials.






The original axle was some sort of 1960 ish chrysler product. It had very unique custom order bearings and seals. I didn't want to get into a situation where someone is using the trailer, and they burn up a bearing in northern MN, with non-standard bearings. So we bought an axle and new hubs from Fleet Farm. We put new leaf springs and re-wired it while we were at it. The leaf springs and axle give us a 3500 lb rating. It's a little over kill. But it's nice if we want to haul a motorcyle, or riding lawnmower, or dirt or something. Those leaf springs are kinda stiff. It's a little bouncy empty. But rides great full. Love the full size trailer tires, and would highly recommend going that route. Rather than the normal baby trailer tires.

We made the rear of the racking system removable. It just bolts in place. That way I can use the trailer to haul other stuff. We use the trailer for hunting. It's nice to be able to use it for more than just a canoe trailer. When the kids are moving, we can hook it up, and pull mattresses and furniture in there.
 
noggin
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05/03/2021 04:27PM  
Thanks analyzer

Great stuff! I am doing something very similar with a trailer that was languishing in my yard. I’ve got to clean it up and rewire it. I’m going to get some L shaped brackets welded on so I can bolt on a 2x beam. Modularity is key . Have the trailer set up will make frying out after work that much easier. Thanks for your comments.
 
Mocha
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05/03/2021 05:22PM  
analyzer: "I was struggling to find what I was looking for, so I built my own. We found a 16' trailer that had originally been for a tri-haul, and then was converted to a flat bed to haul motorcycles. We added a green treated 4x4x8 box,with lid, and the metal racking. We brought the metal to a high school welding shop, and asked the teacher if he needed projects for his kids. He used it for a teaching project. I talked another woman into doing something similar, and she found a vocational school that would weld up the racks for free. They were happy to have the project. she just had to pay for materials.









The original axle was some sort of 1960 ish chrysler product. It had very unique custom order bearings and seals. I didn't want to get into a situation where someone is using the trailer, and they burn up a bearing in northern MN, with non-standard bearings. So we bought an axle and new hubs from Fleet Farm. We put new leaf springs and re-wired it while we were at it. The leaf springs and axle give us a 3500 lb rating. It's a little over kill. But it's nice if we want to haul a motorcyle, or riding lawnmower, or dirt or something. Those leaf springs are kinda stiff. It's a little bouncy empty. But rides great full. Love the full size trailer tires, and would highly recommend going that route. Rather than the normal baby trailer tires.


We made the rear of the racking system removable. It just bolts in place. That way I can use the trailer to haul other stuff. We use the trailer for hunting. It's nice to be able to use it for more than just a canoe trailer. When the kids are moving, we can hook it up, and pull mattresses and furniture in there."


how much $$ did this set-up cost you to build?
 
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