Trucks & Trailers - Loadmaster in Ohio

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mburton
03-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Anyone familiar with Loadmaster in Port Clinton Ohio.

I have a decision between an Ez loader from my dealer or paying $1,000 less to drive 7 hours and get a loadmaster for port clinton

I'm familiar with EZloader good trailer, not sure on the other one. Plus I kinda like the idea of getting a trailer local for repair issues even if it does cost me more but can't decide


BottomPicker
03-04-2011, 05:10 AM
There are 2 Loadmaster companies. One in Tampa, FL and the one in Port Clinton.

mburton
03-04-2011, 08:29 AM
This is the one in port clinton


TICTACTUG
03-07-2011, 07:32 AM
I can't speak for their actual trailers....but I just bought something from them to help fix ISSUES WITH MY EZLOADER. I spent almost an hour talking to the EZloader guys and it was determined it was the boat design that was causing my problems, not their trailer, WTF??? I post here and get an idea.....and make a phone call to them.

original problem... http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-trailers/327007-help-me-before-i-tear-my-anchor-off.html

Customer service was great. I talked with Gary senior, I sent pictures, and they got me what I need that will help with the problem I was having with my EZloader.

Solution.... http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-trailers/335482-trying-not-rip-off-my-anchor-follow-up.html

I also like that they have an option for a forward set of bunks. EZloader doesn't seem to care about them.

Again, maybe my boat poses more problems than others...I just like that I got a solution from them and an excuse from EZloader.

brdawg2001
03-07-2011, 02:28 PM
Good buys...been around a long time.....I would use them in a minute.

LRN
03-07-2011, 06:16 PM
Loadmaster Trailers in Port Clinton are custom built trailers unlike EZ Loaders which are cheap production built trailers. Your EZ Loader Dealer must have their price jacked up, because Loadmaster is custom-built and should be more expensive than EZ Loader because it is a much higher quality trailer. I priced Loadmasters years ago and they are probably the best galvanized trailer built. Good luck in your purchase.

RussH
03-09-2011, 06:29 PM
They are very nice trailers. I was going to order a Parker 25' and called Loadmaster to get a price on a custom trailer. They were super helpful and took the time to offer some option that would save some money.

I had a Loadmaster trailer under my Mako and it was a great trailer. I painted the trailer from red to white and I called Loadmaster to ask if I could buy a set of decals for the trailer. They told me that I can't buy them, but would be happy to mail me a set @ no charge. Can't beat that deal. Great people to work with.

Russ

CV23
03-14-2011, 05:13 PM
I have one of their trailers under my Sea Ray 270/290 Sundancer. I bought my boat in Ohio and towed it back to central PA. The trailer was built for the boat and is perfect. The trailer was more than the icing on the cake for my purchase....it was just as important as the boat because we plan to travel quite a bit. I actually was shopping for a trailer and called them....very helpful and educational and I've trailered for over 30 years! I learned enough to not make any bad decisions on a trailer. When I ended up with their trailer after my purchase with the boat, I called them and told them how impressed I was with their product after towing 11,000lbs 350 miles. Even though it was a like new 2002, they said if I had any problems to call them and they would help in any way possible. I still get emails from them asking how the trailer and boat are performing....what more can you ask for. Very professional and real people. Photos below. Two 6,000lb axles and 16" E load tires. The trailer is 2200lbs empty and very well made. It hides the 9ft beam very well. I'm about 53ft long with the '03 Excursion 4x4 Limited and the V10 is plenty of power. Fit and balance is perfect, Mike.

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp145/CV-23/0629001808.jpg

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp145/CV-23/90withtrailer.jpg

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp145/CV-23/90trailertires.jpg

mkalink
03-16-2011, 09:16 AM
I had loadmaster build me a trailer in 1995 for my 27' Searay. I sold the boat and trailer 2 years ago. Other then replacing brake pads and light bulbs I had no issues with it. I have an EZ-Loader now that came with my new boat(Not even close to the quality of a Loadmaster) and I am thinking about calling Gary @ Loadmaster to get a quote on a new trailer.

CV23
03-17-2011, 05:02 AM
Gary is who I spoke with. He took the time to explain to me what's important in buying a trailer. Very good people and product in my opinion, Mike.

gsent
03-21-2011, 05:16 AM
Loadmaster trailers are great products, but they are in the business of building new trailers. Any alterations to an exhisting trailer, or changing bunk or axle placement to accomodate another boat, is out of the question. They will tell you it won't work, or you need a different trailer.

TICTACTUG
03-21-2011, 09:18 PM
Loadmaster trailers are great products, but they are in the business of building new trailers. Any alterations to an exhisting trailer, or changing bunk or axle placement to accomodate another boat, is out of the question. They will tell you it won't work, or you need a different trailer.

Funny, because they just helped me modify my EZloader....



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