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Old 10-19-2013, 10:30 AM
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I've been looking for a used boat trailer that can accommodate my 23' Grady White mainly for winter storage and storm haul outs. I really don't see the need to spend top dollar for a custom made aluminum trailer for my needs but at the same time I don't want to buy a junk used trailer. I took a look at an 8500lb Continential yesterday and really looked like a nice trailer. It's a few years old with spring instead of torsion axles and has disc brakes on both axles. What's everyone's thoughts on Continential trailers? There aren't many reviews when I did a search. Thanks.
Old 10-19-2013, 11:58 AM
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A buddy of mine just had one built by them (he had some specific requirements for height and removable tongue etc.). They are a descent trailer. If your looking used, condition condition...
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I have a 2013 A2244B Continental trailer and I have driven 5000 miles on it. The tires are wearing well and I have had zero issues. I have 2013 238 DLV on it. I have surge brakes on all 4 tires. It has the Sup R Lub hubs that you just shoot some grease in when done. It has been a good trailer thus far.
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I had a brand new 2007 that was shipped with cross ply tires. The tires were wearing unevenly, so took it back to the factory. They could not figure out what was wrong, so sold me new radial tires. That seemed to fix the problem. Personally, I would try and locate a trailer with torsion axles.
Old 10-20-2013, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I don't see many Continential trailers in MD. Up hear it is mainly Venture since they are made in Baltimore. This Continential was sitting next to a newer Venture trailer so I was able to make some comparisons, it seems as if the hardware is superior to that used by Venture. Then again maybe the Continential has had an easier life. Any other feedback about Continential trailers would be appreciated.
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I've owned 2 of them. The company has been around since the 70s. For a mass produced trailer, they are fine. No surprises with the parts...Tie Down actuators and axles....they will do Kodiak or Deemaxx on the brakes if you prefer....LED lights, Load Star tires, etc....
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I have had to call them for a issue I had with my trailer when it was new. The company is in Miami and is called Water land if I remember correctly. I can tell you they respond to a dealer easier than a customer. I think they do dealer wholesale. I never could get a response but the dealer I bought the boat from got them to respond same day. I think it is a good trailer and I have put about 4000 miles on it in 6 months and it has been trouble free. The brakes are Tie Down with a Titan actuator. The issue I had was the solenoid to lock out the master cylinder when you back up was not connected to the pig tail.
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I currently own a Continental tandem, spring axle. It is about 10 years old and came with a boat I purchased about 6 months ago. It is in great shape, and seems to be built well. It had no brakes or surge coupler when I bought it. I had specific questions about what would fit and called Continental. They were extremely helpful with advice and suggestions. The ID plate was worn so they only could go by my description.

I purchased the necessary components to add brakes and had everything installed in about 6 hours over 2 days. Very straightforward, and again, their customer service to me was excellent.

I live in South FL so we see a lot of Continentals down here.
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I currertly own one that is under a 22' Century Bay Boat, no issues other than I had to add side marker and rear marker lights to it to pass inspection. Dont know why that did not come from the factory installed. Good trailer..............

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