Trucks & Trailers - Venture Trailer or Load Rite
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02-14-2012, 09:27 AM
I'm buying an aluminum bunk trailer for my 25' boat. I'm not going to use it very often. It's mostly going to be a storage device in the winter and a launcher/retriever in the spring/fall.
I am looking into two options. LoadRite and Venture. Both are rated for 6000lbs. The only quantifiable difference (that I can tell) is that the LoadRite uses the Torsion Axels while the Venture uses the Leaf Springs.
They are only a couple of hundred dollars apart.
Any suggestions on one over the other?
02-14-2012, 09:45 AM
In my expierence Venture has a pretty poor repuation. My last boat had a venture trailer, and it was a piece of junk. I'm not sure if that was because the previous owner just did not take of the trailer, or if was because Venture trailers are not very good. Eventually I got fed up and bought a brand new Magic Tilt trailer and was much happier.
As to torsion vs leaf springs, I believe most people prefer the torsion axles better because they last longer. However, leaf springs are cheaper, and can easily be replaced by a do it yourselfer. Where as replacing an entire torsion axel is much more of a project.
02-14-2012, 10:33 AM
Look at quality of compenents and i would make sure you get Kodiak brakes on all axles, torrsion axles with removable spindles and properly sized for boat.
02-14-2012, 12:31 PM
Thanks for the info. I think I'll go with the Torsion Axel option in the Load Rite model.