Thread: Great price on aluminum trailers
11-30-2009, 06:02 PM #1
Great price on aluminum trailers
McClain Trailers in Houston, Texas will custom build a single place, aluminum trailer for $895. If you want 13" rims/radials and fenders, it's only another $150. I've been to their facility and it's top notch, so I think I'm going to finally pull the trigger and order one.
What a steal, considering the local Triton rep wanted $1400 for a 2007 model.
11-30-2009, 08:42 PM #2
is it welded or bolted/ riveted?
bro, with your luck id stay far far away from an aluminum trailer that's welded together. ever wonder why things that are made out of aluminum and carry alot of weight are riveted? think mack trucks and airplanes. . .
11-30-2009, 09:17 PM #3
basically, over time, my Triton two place is going to fail too? I didn't do a whole lot of research before buying.
11-30-2009, 09:24 PM #4
11-30-2009, 09:33 PM #5
i've heard all the stories, but only have personal experience with 1 Triton and it was that pretty 4 place at the bug. brand freaking new. cracked welds all over the place by the time we got home. i will never buy an aluminum trailer. the 20-30lb weight savings is not worth having to rewled the bitch every year, or worry about hitting the next expansion joint at 75mph. the singles are really not any lighter than a similar welded galvanized trailer as far as i could tell by moving them empty. no idea on the doubles.
aluminum flexes alot and doesnt have the fatigue strength of steel. look at planes and trucks. they use alot of aluminum, and it's all riveted.
galvanized for me. but that's my opinion.
11-30-2009, 09:51 PM #6
I purchased my galvanized trailer from McClain. direct.
12-01-2009, 12:24 AM #7
I'll be watching closely. Thanks. Can you tell me where you saw the first cracks.
12-01-2009, 10:35 AM #8
12-01-2009, 06:39 PM #9
I certainly dig the looks and ride of the triton. I hope it last. I paid a ton for it.
12-01-2009, 09:51 PM #10
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