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Old 11-21-2018, 12:38 PM
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I am looking to purchase a new trailer for my Pontoon and want advise on what manufacturers to look into for a good quality trailer. The trailer needs to be a 2 axle trailer with steps up into the boat, electric brakes and tube guides etc.
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You might have better luck if you identified your location.
Trailers are somewhat regional when it comes to "production" units.

I've had great luck with wesco trailers. Helps that the plant is 15m from my home. I can pick up any needed parts in person.
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I'm in Virginia, east coast.
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Pontoon trailers are a trade off.

You can co with smaller tires which makes launching easier, or bigger ones that are much more reliable. Bigger, and you move the whole thing even further up into the air, making it even more miserable to tow due to the increased wind resistance.

around town and short trips, go small tire, and pull it with anything.

Road trips on the interstate, go big tire and drive something with some serious motor in it, or be prepared to go slow

edit to add: If you go with a big tire trailer, put a long tongue on it so you don’t have to dip the truck in the water to launch.

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I have personal, excellent, history with EZ Loader... I have a Bennington up for sale right now with an EZ Loader... 3 1/2 season on it and somewhere around 7500 miles and no issues with the trailer itself... The tires probably weren't the best, but the trailer has performed perfectly...

Here's the dealer closest to you: https://smithmountainmarineservice.c...able-trailers/
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Pontoon trailers are a trade off.

You can co with smaller tires which makes launching easier, or bigger ones that are much more reliable. Bigger, and you move the whole thing even further up into the air, making it even more miserable to tow due to the increased wind resistance.

around town and short trips, go small tire, and pull it with anything.

Road trips on the interstate, go big tire and drive something with some serious motor in it, or be prepared to go slow

edit to add: If you go with a big tire trailer, put a long tongue on it so you don’t have to dip the truck in the water to launch.

It's a 20ft Pontoon and right now it sits on a single axle trailer. My tow vehicles are a Toyota FJ Cruiser and Ford F250. I prefer towing with my Toyota whenever the drive is under 60 miles or so, but for longer trips I would use my F-250.
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Originally Posted by oomph View Post
It's a 20ft Pontoon and right now it sits on a single axle trailer. My tow vehicles are a Toyota FJ Cruiser and Ford F250. I prefer towing with my Toyota whenever the drive is under 60 miles or so, but for longer trips I would use my F-250.
Just me, but I would go with whatever has more motor anytime you want to run on the interstate, regardless of distance. Pontoons are like dragging a parachute on the highway. No big deal below 60, but above that and wind resistance is brutal. I would rather tow 10,000 lbs of skid steer or farm tractor on the interstate than I would 5,000 lbs of pontoon.

Regardng the trailer, as mentioned see what is popular locally. Axles, brakes, etc. are not trailer brand specific. Spec good components on a reputable companies frame. Avoid tie down brakes, and go with Kodiak.

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