Trucks & Trailers - Stainless Steel Bunk Brackets
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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.
Never seen stainless..just galvanized. those should last a looong time with little to no maintenance.
03-16-2011, 06:19 PM
Aluminum brackets are available.
Here is an example
This is what I have on my trailer...
At $9 and $14 each respectively..I'd hard be hard pressed to look much further for stainless.
03-16-2011, 07:31 PM
SS is probably too soft for that.
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.
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
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
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.