The Trailex Ultra Light Duty Boat Trailer with Leaf Springs is designed to carry small boats, kayaks or canoes. The Trailex Ultra Light Duty Boat Trailer with Leaf Springs is light enough that it can also be used as a boat launching dolly too. While being able to accommodate boats up to 17' in length and having a carrying capacity of 220 lbs., the Trailex Ultra Light Duty Boat Trailer with Leaf Springs tapes out at 15'2", 4'4" wide and weighs in at 147 lbs. This trailer also comes with a 1-7/8" coupler, adjustable v-cradle and submersible lights. The leaf spring suspension allows for a much smoother ride while on the road.
|Length:||15 ft 2 in / 4.62 m|
|Width:||52 in / 132.08 cm|
|Weight:||147 lb / 66.68 kg|
|Capacity:||220 lb / 99.79 kg|
This is a great little trailer. I bought an Old Town Predator 13 kayak which weighs in at 86 pounds, so I knew I wouldn't be hoisting it on top of my car. This little trailer was the answer. They are pretty much universally priced the same across the internet but with the free shipping, ACK got the order. I read every review I could find as well as downloaded and studied the assembly instructions prior to ordering. It's a bit of a chore putting together but the instructions were very good. I couldn't find any other similarly priced similar trailer anywhere online. There were other more generic boat trailers out there but they didn't look nearly as good. One thing I found helpful was to study the instructions closely before starting. I put them on my laptop-hooked up to my TV, and on my phone to work from. All parts were well packaged and easily identified. One friend, who I borrowed a torque wrench from, suggested putting lock-tite on the end of the bolts. That turned out to be unnecessary since all the nuts have nylock on them, which is great but a monster to turn by hand tools. If you have an air tool, or can borrow one, that's a big plus. The bunks and strap hooks are fully adjustable and movable. I've carried my 13 ft kayak, and a 17ft canoe easily just by adjusting the bunks. I was concerned about the little 8" tires and was considering swapping them for something bigger. I call Trailex and talked to the tech department though and they said the tires are rated for 65mph and they recommended (strongly) not to change to bigger wheels as it will throw off the design and you'll end up bouncing this thing all over the road. I took their word and have had no problems at all. Everything seems well laid out and designed. I'm new to this but several friends that are veteran boat/trailer owners commented on the high quality of the materials and the layout. Would definitely recommend to others. If you are buying accessories like spare tires, spare tire mount, jackstand etc, I would definitely shop around though. Trailex accessories seem very pricy.
When the cartons arrived, they were in bad shape from shipping, but all of the parts were there and in good condition. No paper assembly manual was included, but there was a CD which I put into my laptop. The CD had very thorough instructions. All parts slid together easily. The weakest part on the whole trailer was the wiring system. Compared to the well made aluminum parts of the trailer, it seems poorly engineered. Still, I am satisfied that I'll get many years of use from it, and it's exactly the right size for my boat. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a small boat trailer.