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Offline alsantini

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Magic Tilt Trailer Fenders
« on: April 11, 2015, 04:11:22 PM »
I wonder if anyone else has had problems with the magic Tilt trailer fenders?  The PO of Off The Wind (my Eclipse) trailered the boat from Texas up to Kansas City.  Along the way the right front fender bracket cracked.  The fender chewed up the tire.   He had the bracket re-welded and bolted it back to the fender.  In November, on the way to Florida, I noticed a bit of vibration in the left fender.  Looked at it and realized that the bracket had cracked (I sense a pattern here....)  While in Florida I had a weld shop repair the brackets on the left side.  On Thursday, when we arrived home I realized that the left rear bracket had again cracked and is somewhere on RT 57.  I checked the right side and I had lost the bolt and the front bracket is again cracking.  This system seems to be crap!  Has anyone replaced the fenders with Fulton plastic fenders and U bolts?  or am I the only person who has experienced this problem?  Of course I may have more miles than most on the trailer.  Towed from Clearwater, FL to Texas to Kansas to Elgin, Illinois to Nokomis Florida to Elgin Illinois with a few side trips in.  I have replaced the tires with new balanced ones and have no vibrations.  I generally travel at 63 mph max, but occasionally hit 65.  Any ideas?
Al

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Re: Magic Tilt Trailer Fenders
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 05:27:30 PM »
what year was your trailer built?

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Re: Magic Tilt Trailer Fenders
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 07:34:13 PM »
2007

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Re: Magic Tilt Trailer Fenders
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 09:01:10 PM »
Hey Al:
We had an 1989 C-16.  I think that the PO moored the boat and the trailer was stored on its side.  We bought it in July 2011 in FL and trailered it to eastern MT.  From there it was a 90 mile trip to the lake and the last 6 miles were badly washboarded.  Eventually both fenders came off on the washboarded part, fortunately not at the same time.  On closer checking the hinge point was almost corroded through.  Eventually replaced the axle with a longer one to accommodate larger in diameter balloon tires and welded the chassis so that it no longer tilted.
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Re: Magic Tilt Trailer Fenders
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 12:14:11 AM »
On my 2011 Magic Tilt I've not experienced a broken bracket yet, but the fenders make an awful racket on many rough surfaces and bumps.  I was thinking of forcing a sheet of rubber between the fender itself and the chassis where the source of the banging appears to emanate.  I will look at the brackets next time I prep the trailer for a tow.  Thanks for the heads up!
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