Trucks & Trailers - Converting from rollers to bunks

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brilloduck11
02-28-2011, 06:37 PM
I am looking at changing my trailer over from rollers to bunk. Has anyone done this? Pictures of the conversion would be great. I will probably start the conversion once the weather warms up a little so I can keep the boat in the water for a few days while I work on the trailer. I will try to get some pictures of the process when and if I decide to do the swap. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!


rwidman
03-01-2011, 08:20 AM
Advice? Sell the trailer as a roller trailer and buy a bunk trailer if that's what you want. It will save you a lot of work and uncertainty and probably money as well.

brilloduck11
03-01-2011, 01:25 PM
I am pretty sure I can change it over for a lot less than what a new trailer would cost, even with selling my current trailer. Thanks for the input though, I will check into that option as well.


rwidman
03-01-2011, 01:43 PM
I am pretty sure I can change it over for a lot less than what a new trailer would cost, even with selling my current trailer. Thanks for the input though, I will check into that option as well.
Shure, but how about a used bunk trailer? You will be throwing away all the rollers and brackets, then buying new parts for your bunks. And if you don't buy factory parts, there's no telling how it will turn out.

fish factory
03-01-2011, 01:59 PM
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All ya need is the bunk brackets, some u-bolts, carpet and bunks.
New bunks are usually cypress. A lot of guys use 2-2x10's, or if yer in the country near a lumber mill, they could cut you a couple 4x10's. I would
cut deadrise in degrees on top of bunks and cover.
Good chance front roller/guide can stay.
You can cut off the roller stuff with a SazAll and metal cutting blade or torch.

I can't see the big deal.

buckman
03-01-2011, 04:09 PM
I converted the back rollers to bunks using 4x6's topped with PVC boards and left the front rollers. Worked great

tango2echo
03-01-2011, 06:43 PM
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm122/tango2echo/timpix034.jpg
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm122/tango2echo/timpix042.jpg
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm122/tango2echo/timpix037.jpg

brilloduck11
03-02-2011, 11:20 AM
Awesome! Thanks for the replies, and the pictures are great! I think I will have to try to tackle this project. I love working with wood and looks like this would be a fun project to take on.



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