Trucks & Trailers - Stainless Steel Bunk Brackets

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hhisland
03-16-2011, 10:51 AM
I have a 20ft sea hunt that needs new bunk brackets. I would rather just get stainless steel and not have to worry about it again. I have a magic tilt trailer. I called the dealer and magic tilt and no one knows where you can get them. Does anyone know someone who sells stainless bunk brackets???

Thanks for the help.


Joe
03-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Never seen stainless..just galvanized. those should last a looong time with little to no maintenance.

demjjm
03-16-2011, 06:19 PM
Aluminum brackets are available.


Here is an example
http://www.sturdybuiltonline.com/Bunk-Brackets_c_101.html


This is what I have on my trailer...
http://www.expediter.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=aluminum%20bunk%20bracket&product_id=193


Joe
03-16-2011, 06:25 PM
At $9 and $14 each respectively..I'd hard be hard pressed to look much further for stainless.

fishingfun
03-16-2011, 07:31 PM
SS is probably too soft for that.

samsims
03-17-2011, 12:35 AM
The brackets on my trailer are galvanized, 4 yrs old and are very corroded, the bunk carpet holds the moisture right next to them.

Not sure which ones you have but mine are the swivel type, just a piece of angle with some holes in it, should be simple enough to make them from 304 SS angle, never have to worry about them again.

NoFearEyes
03-17-2011, 12:48 AM
All my brackets (and trailer) are 10 years old. What really needs replaced are the U-bolts.

The brackets are still solid and structurally sound even though there is heavy surface corrosion. I'm going to get boat off trailer and replace U-bolts (with galvanized) amd wire brush the brackets and paint with some cold galvanizing paint.

Real trailer project I want to get to is replacing axles and springs with torsion axles. The damned springs seem to need replaced every 2 years and I' tired of that fire drill

hhisland
03-19-2011, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the help, i didnt realize aluminum was an option. That website (sturdybuilt) has pretty good prices and cheap shipping. I also bought a new winch.

Again, Thanks for the help

Fatherof4
03-23-2011, 06:58 AM
I agre with other posts. Galvanized should last quite a while. I just had my trailer bolts/brackets/hardware replaced after 9 years. I have some corrosion block I just sprayed on them. Gonna try to keep coated when I can remember to do so. Might be cheap insurance and extend the life. Should last many years anyway.



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