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ACE-Trailer, after 12 seasons, review

Old 11-06-2019, 01:28 PM
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I just parked the boat and trailer and finished the 12th season with them.

Back in the winter of 2006 I had ordered the new trailer from Terry M. of ACE-Trailers.com, out of Gibsonton/Tampa FL. Aluminum trailer with the front trailer wrap-I love this as the main I-Beams wrap completely around the galvanized tongue and are then thru-bolted with straps to keep the beams sandwiched against the tongue.

Cypress bunks-now covered with firehouse and monel staples.

L-Bunk Brackets have been replaced by nice, thick and beefy S/S L-Brackets.

All the connecting hardware is S/S.

S/S Kodiak Calipers, rotors and brake pads on all four wheels.

Sierra Dry Launch lights-have not had to replace a light yet. I may have had to replace bulbs in the tail lamps but never the bulbs in the two amber markers up front.

Have been running Carlisle Radial trailer tires since 2013.

Dutton Lainson 2 speed winch-replaced the winch strap once, just out of caution and now have the old one as a spare as it is still perfectly good.

Had to replace one of the AL guide poles and got a spare pole out of the length of pole I had to buy and had a Midas bend the pole in 2 places to get the pole exactly like it was using the other guide as a template.

I had one hub burn in 2016 or 2017 otherwise, the other three hubs are the originals and I just shoot new grease through the Tie Down Eliminator spindles at least once a year otherwise, all has been well with this trailer.

I can now say, buy it right the first time and have much less worry/headache as time goes by. Here is to another 12 years.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:29 PM
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Awesome review. Proud for you, now if you have had any luck with appliances wifey is ready for an upgrade...
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:45 AM
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The best part is that I had asked THT, back in 2006/2007, how I should spec the trailer for the longest life, and also of a good trailer manufacturer in FL, and here I am, 12 years later.

Outside of 3 sets of bias ply's, until I wised up and finally switched to radials in 2013.

I had gone through 3-4 sets of brake pads, until Kodiak finally came out with a S/S backed disc brake pad and I think that they will now last for the rest of my life(of towing).

Brake fluid has been replaced at least twice if not 3 times and I'll do it again this spring/summer once the boat is back on the dock.

Otherwise, thank you THT'ers for the suggestions/recommendations from 12 years ago, all the advice was thoroughly sound.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by thundra View Post
The best part is that I had asked THT, back in 2006/2007, how I should spec the trailer for the longest life, and also of a good trailer manufacturer in FL, and here I am, 12 years later.

Outside of 3 sets of bias ply's, until I wised up and finally switched to radials in 2013.

I had gone through 3-4 sets of brake pads, until Kodiak finally came out with a S/S backed disc brake pad and I think that they will now last for the rest of my life(of towing).

Brake fluid has been replaced at least twice if not 3 times and I'll do it again this spring/summer once the boat is back on the dock.

Otherwise, thank you THT'ers for the suggestions/recommendations from 12 years ago, all the advice was thoroughly sound.
How many miles a year do you trailer?
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