Finding a Used Pontoon Trailer
In good condition or at fair market value is as likely as spotting a great white roaming the shore of your local lake. I can say with safe certainty, it’s unlikely going to happen. In 10 years of selling trailers, I have only come across 3 or 4 we have taken on trade and sold before the dew of the next morning settled on them. Unlike cars, trucks, motorcycles, or boats for sale on every major highway around your city, there just not out there.
There are several reasons why used are not available. For one, most pontoon boaters in the past did not buy one—they always kept in the water, in the care of a marina, or someone in the community moved it for them. Perhaps 1 trailer to every 10 pontoons or more. Even today we sell to boat clubs where the cost of a trailer is shared by many. 1 good crank-up pontoon trailer can service many sizes and capacities in pontoons, unlike v hulls that require bunk resetting and different lengths. Secondly, many trailers that were purchased by individuals for private use are still with the pontoons or buried below the discarded ones and most likely no longer roadworthy.
Last season, I went to work on the trailer manufacturers to produce a few economical models in several sizes to help out the situation. These trailers will be available but only in the sizes and pricing below. All other sizes and personal preferences will be quoted from their normal lineup but still at the best prices available for those products. These manufacturers came through with a good quality product for the budget-minded. I will not be shopping for anything cheaper as what is out there is not something I want to sell you. It’s not all about the profit, reputation to me matters.
It is a fact that your pontoon in the future will sell quicker and command a higher resale with a good quality trailer under it. While that potential buyer is searching for a trailer, he or she might come across something else killing your sale. Sale insurance you can call it. Pirate Marine
Crank-ups, cantilevers, or scissor trailers as there called are used for short hauls, generally used for in and out of the water a few times a year, boats stored on blocks. Float on drive ons are used for longer hauling as they have a wider wheelbase, used for weekly launching, and used for storage of boat on the trailer.
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For all other sizes and pontoon trailer options, please check out Load Rite Elite and Yacht Club Trailers.
There you will find trailers available from 15 to 30 ft. Standard, triples, and tritoon models.
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