Need opinions on a trailer version 2, the aluminum chronicles.

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Nevek, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Nevek

    Nevek I Love microskiff.com!

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    I've been looking for a new trailer for my 15' Whaler and I have a couple questions. I have it narrowed down between 2 trailers, both by Continental. The A1515 and the AS1616. The A1515 is slightly smaller (better for fitting in my garage) but has 12" tires. The AS1616 is a foot longer and has a torsion axle. The dealer has been less than par on some of my questions so I don't know how much more it would be to get 13" wheels on the A1515, but I think I definitely want 13" wheels for my trips to the east coast of FL and the keys. The price difference between the two is $300. Is it worth $300 for the torsion axle and bigger tires? I have always had leaf springs and they have always treated me well. They are cheap to replace and I would gladly pay $50 every 5 years to replace them instead of $400 for the torsion axle. What do you guys think?
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    The torsion axle is nice cause it will lower the trailer frame and make it so you don't need to dunk the trailer as much. That being said I am sticking with leaf springs cause like you said they are easy and cheap to replace. As far as 12 vs 13 inch tires, I doubt you will see alot of difference in an inch. Now if they were 8" tires I would say definately pay for the upgrade. What kind/size of 12" and 13" tires are they?
     

  3. Nevek

    Nevek I Love microskiff.com!

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    No idea on the kind/size of tires. I know they aren't radial.


    New trailer in mind. I just talked to a Magic Tilt dealer and they said for $719 I can get a galvanized trailer with torsion axle. Didn't get the model number but I definitely want to check that out.
     
  4. rw29914

    rw29914 I Love microskiff.com!

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    torsion axle will be a way nicer ride, a lot smoother and if taken care of you probably will never need to replace it.
     
  5. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    When I get home I can send you a pic of my trailer that is under a Whaler 15 sport. Just pm me your email.
     
  6. Nevek

    Nevek I Love microskiff.com!

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  7. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Got it and I'll get it to you. Thanks.