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Old 12-07-2013, 12:54   #1
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why it is so difficult to find a big trailer in california?

A galvanized boat trailer cost more than double in the Bay Area, California than the ones in Florida and other states. Why? I'm having a hard time finding one....please help!
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Old 12-07-2013, 16:11   #2
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Re: why it is so difficult to find a big trailer in california?

Lets see the california trailer sales person has to pay his house payment which is at least three times as high as mine in Texas.

Just guessing.
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Old 12-07-2013, 16:24   #3
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Re: why it is so difficult to find a big trailer in california?

just aint that much of a demand, since there aint that much launch water to cruise around at, hence suppy and demand. FL you could throw a nickel out of a window and hit shallow water and a ramp.
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Old 12-07-2013, 17:29   #4
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Re: why it is so difficult to find a big trailer in california?

captainUni,
Why don't you Ask the Ca CFers if they have one to sell. It would really help if they knew what size trailer or what size boat or how many axles you need.
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Re: why it is so difficult to find a big trailer in california?

Regardless of a previous post, there are many launch ramps in the central California/bay/delta/estuary. Could that make boat trailers "dear"?
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Old 12-07-2013, 17:50   #6
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I agree with Mark, there are more than a dozen ramps here throughout the coast, bay, and the delta. I've spoke with many boaters here and everyone agreed that trailers are hard to come by in California. I'm talking a decent, good sized trailer here. If you're lucky to find a decent one on craigslist, chances are it has been sold. Pacific trailers here in CA charges an arm and a leg for a decent galvanzied trailer where I've looked up in Florida, or other states, the same trailer goes for half the price?! I have a 28' uniflite sportfisher @ approximately 8300lbs.
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Old 12-07-2013, 23:36   #7
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We have a large triple Axel that will be available in October . up to 36 foot long 18000 pounds. Fin keel only
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I need a powerboat trailer. E
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Ahh well good luck then
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That's what I get for replying from the current tab on my phone. Sorry for being a dummy
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No worries. Nice trailer tho. I wonder if its expensive to modify the trailer to add bunks....?
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Re: why it is so difficult to find a big trailer in california?

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Regardless of a previous post, there are many launch ramps in the central California/bay/delta/estuary. Could that make boat trailers "dear"?

Here, most people treat their trailers like diesel engines. That is, they nurse them along and repair them for years until they finally just fall apart. Good trailers, esp. one that fits your particular boat, can be hard to find because people just don't give them up. If they sell their trailerable boat, they sell the trailer with it.
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I need a powerboat trailer. E
If you somehow happen to luck out and find two or one that needs more TLC than your willing to do, send me a PM so I can buy one. 29' LOA - 8,000 lb. minimum GVWR although 10,000 lb.+ would be better.

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