Thread: Trailer Bunk Flex
03-05-2010, 10:23 PM #1
Trailer Bunk Flex
I just bought a used double-place Shoreland'r trailer, and I was about to move my RXT on to it. I noticed the bunks are slightly bent and they offer a fair bit of flex if I put my weight on them (170 lbs). Is this normal with longer bunks? The bunks on my Triton LXT are pretty rigid, however they are only 60 inches as opposed to 84 on the Shoreland'r. I'm wondering if the flexing is definite sign that the bunks need replaced?
03-05-2010, 10:31 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
Are there metal stiffening ribs along the underside of the bunks?
If not, you can add some aluminum U channel to the bunks to stiffen them.
03-05-2010, 11:18 PM #3
Shoreland'r builds a nice trailer, but I have never known them to use pressure treated bunks... as most trailer manufacturers don't. If your trailer is a few years old... I would definitely recommend picking up some pressure treated 2 x 4's and redoing them! If your carpet is in good shape, you can reuse it... just remove it from the old bunks and use stainless steel staples to attach it to your new bunks.
03-06-2010, 12:30 AM #4
03-06-2010, 02:22 AM #5
03-06-2010, 12:03 PM #6
Use the stuff in the links. I don't recommend using regular carpet. I use to work at a carpet store, and the backing on house carpet is very abrasive. If you were to wear through the carpet to the backing, it would mess your hull up instantly. I have seen guys get some disgusting burns from it (think cheese grater).
I just redid my bunks on my Triton. The carpet had worn through to the bunk. My bunks were only 60" originally, I made the new ones 66". That is pretty impressive that yours came with 7' bunks. I have never had a trailer come with bunks that long.
03-09-2010, 05:28 PM #7
And whatever you do don't get the plastic runners that are supposed to make loading and un loading easier. They used to make the ski slide on and off really well but now they suck and my RXP-X has some real nice scatches along the length of the hull.
03-10-2010, 09:35 AM #8
Check this place out if you don't want to go through the hassle of installing the carpet yourself. I ordered new bunks from here last year with carpet on them, shipping wasn't bad.
03-10-2010, 01:42 PM #9
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