Pro Angler Dan wrote:
Maybe it's just me but I'd be concerned with the straps just looped around the horizontal trailer supports slipping off the ends due to bouncing down the road. May want to reconsider how you have it strapped down before you hit the road.
That's why I bought a pair of stainless steel Footman Loops
from West Marine, they will mount under the bar and keep the 1" strap securely on the bar.
Trailers sure make launching and retrieving a lot easier than car topping or hauling in a truck bed. You'll love it.
For two boats, I agree....for most times when it's just the PA12, I 'll be sticking with my highly modified Harbor Freight bed extender.....soon to be replaced by a Boonedox aluminum T-bone extender (I hope).
Maybe it's just me, but I don't trust the small tires and small bearings at highway speeds. I have also done some research and found many small tires are not designed for more than 45 MPH...specifically the ones that are sold at Harbor Freight. I know many yakkers have had no issues with them, but it only takes one instance to ruin a fishing trip, or possibly destroy your boat. I personally was doing a 70 mph, 5 hr. round trip 3 times a week with no issues until I discovered my tire rating was 45mph maximum, and they got replaced immediately. Surprisingly, the higher speed rating tires are only about $5 more, but you have to get them from a reputable tire dealer. IMO, the smaller trailers and tires are pretty much designed for local traffic, not extended highway speeds. So, for the safety of your gear it might be a good idea to check the tire rating.
22" motorcycle tire, rims and heavy-duty 450lb shocks-
"Trailers are DOT-certified for interstate speeds
and are regulated by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the FMVSSA (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Act). Trailer features fully independent adjustable suspension with 4” of wheel travel – about twice that of standard trailers. More wheel travel means a greater ability to cushion your precious cargo. The motorcycle shocks are designed for up to 300 pounds of gear, reducing the chance of “going airborne” over bumps, a notorious problem with normal trailers."