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Djeffrey

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Trailer
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:01:03 AM »
Ordering a trailer and wanted to know if a 7000 pound trailer is good. Thinking two 3500# axles.

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Re: Trailer
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 09:16:48 AM »
Ordering a trailer and wanted to know if a 7000 pound trailer is good. Thinking two 3500# axles.

Well ... you definitely don't want a trailer that's too stiff, nor too light.  With your 28-footer, it really depends on how you expect to load the boat.  For example, Kent C loads his 29-footer to over 8000# with ice, people, and gear.  If you're like him, you'll want a heavier trailer.  If you're more of a personal friends and family, day-tripper, kind of guy, then the 7000# trailer would likely work just fine.  To keep things in perspective, the dry boat w/motor will generally weigh 3500-3600 lbs; and with people, gear, and fuel, it will typically weigh 4400 lbs on the water.  So ... your 28-footer will likely be somewhere between 4400 and 8000 lbs on the water, depending on typical usage.  Hope these numbers help :)

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