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Offline denjen0914

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swap trailers
« on: June 09, 2015, 08:56:40 PM »

HI everyone
After having a 1983 cp16 for 30 plus years last fall we up dated to a 1987 cp19 xL II. The boat was like brand new. No marks on the haul and the cabin was like it was never used. The boat came with  the original trailer but the owner said he had a axle failure. Instead of replacing the axle with the same he decided to add two axles one with brakes. Each axle is rated at 3500lb. It trailers the boat very well. You forget it's back there sometimes.
My question is we only use the trailer twice a year taking the boat to the lake in the spring and bring back home in the fall this being a little of a over kill for us having the two axles. If we trailer more it would be great. What I would like to see if someone would like to trade trailers that has a good cp19 trailer with a single axle. I live in Pittsburgh pa . One thing I found is in PA the trailer needs to have the serial  # plate on it or it is hell tyring to title here if it comes from out of state. Went thought it with this trailer. Have some pictures of to see.Let me know if someone is interested

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Re: swap trailers
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 12:23:23 AM »
I am wondering if you would be willing to help me out, I would like more pictures of this setup on your trailer, it looks pretty cool.

My trailer is a single axle, but I was thinking about doing a double axle with short tires possibly so it would haul the boat better, but I have never seen a commercial version of what you have here........

Is there a model number for this setup? Did the Previous owner make it himself?

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Offline denjen0914

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Re: swap trailers
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 04:27:42 AM »
Hi
yes the owner did it himself. He made the frame wider with angle  iron bolted to trailer  frame. Not sure why he went so big each  axle having  a 3500 lb capacity.  It is 8' wide with 14" tires. I can send more pictures  to your  email. Not sure how your state is with serial  numbers  being on the frame but this one has worn in off. PA is real tuff on that.

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Re: swap trailers
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 08:38:02 AM »
I don't understand the issue with "overkill". What are your worries? If it is a money  issue on maintaining the bearings and such, the cost of taxes on the trailer swap may be a wash. Just wondering.

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Re: swap trailers
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 09:22:36 AM »
How many  dual  axle cp19 do you see. Do you see a need for a 2000 lb boat on a 7500lb combined capacity  trailer. Now you have double the maintince with tires and  bears to worry  about going bad down the road. How many have the single axle trailers survived all these years. The trailer almost keep,me from buying  the boat but the boat was such great shape I figured l would deal with the trailer later.
also alot easier  towing a single axle in narrow streets then a dual having  done both. damn curbs

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Re: swap trailers
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 08:28:55 PM »
If I am ever in PA, my guess is I will see one. All I was thinking, was that your trailer didn't seem that ill-suited to your needs outside of packing an extra set of bearings. On the plus side the loads on those bearing, axles and tires are halved, and as a result problems may also be similarly reduced albeit at a somewhat increased cost, however you see it the other direction. Now I understand your concerns. Best of luck to you.

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Re: swap trailers
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 07:17:42 AM »
Just a thought, remove the second axle with the brakes, I also am a short haul, local trailer.  The double is nice on long haul, especially if you blow a tire. I have a friend that tows for a living and he pointed out that dual axles are alot safer on a blowout. Singles are easier to maneuver.