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Thursday, April 26, 2018

As an avid trailer boater, you’ve probably spent endless hours in your driveway or at the marina laboring over your pride and joy to keep it looking brand new. But what about the trailer? When was the last time you gave your trailer the once over? On the road, some items may be tough to deal with. INSIDE GREASE SPOTS - If the

by: Capt. Fred Davis,

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers

Thursday, April 12, 2018

You own a boat trailer, now what? How do you ensure you are keeping your trailer safe to tow and store your boat? Every manufacturer uses different components and accessories on their trailers but often, the core fundamental maintenance is the same. It is common that boaters remember to do the proper safety procedures on their boat

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Boating 101, Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Most boaters shy away from anything to do with 12-volt DC wiring, even though it’s the basic system present on most boats and boat trailers—and it’s an easy system to troubleshoot and work on. This primer should help wary boaters to keep their trailer wiring working properly, and even replace the entire system with

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Boat shopping is a fun, albeit daunting, task. Which boat is right for my family? What options do I need versus what options do I want? Do I need a full cabin; how will I actually use the boat? Will I do overnight trips? How many motors and what style should I get for our use? All of these are common lingering questions everyone

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Boating 101, Trailers

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Given that this article is for the “Buyer’s Guide,” I thought I would share with you some pretty cool trailer innovations that are now available. We are finding, more and more, that customers are looking to diversify their trailer to make it unique, all while remaining very functional. Here are a couple of fun

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Trailers

Friday, September 22, 2017

Given that this issue highlights hauling, winterizing, and storage, I thought I would generate some good information for you readers to apply before pulling the boat this fall and putting it on the trailer. Safety is the most important aspect when it comes to hauling your boat. The consequence of cutting corners in terms of payload

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Trailers

Friday, July 21, 2017

Being in a sales-driven business has never been easy. There are always economic fluctuations, changing buyer trends, concerns of the stock market or political changes, and uncertainty in the job market. These endless concerns are often used to justify certain purchasing behaviors by the average consumer. For the past nine months, my

tags: Trailers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Years and years ago, a tow vehicle was a basic truck, nothing flashy or fancy, and a trailer was just that, a way to tow and launch your boat. Well, times have changed! Trucks and SUVs are a thing of beauty. Not only are they comfortable, spacious, and luxurious, they have many safety features that no one could even have imagined 50

tags: Trailers

Thursday, March 17, 2016

If you’re like many Great Lakes boaters you may be taking a Spring Break trip headed somewhere south with the boat in tow this time of year. Just because gas is bargain priced so far this year doesn’t mean we don’t want to save a few more dollars at the gas pump by knowing how to squeeze every mile out of a gallon of

tags: Environmental Impact, Trailers

Monday, November 10, 2014

The holidays that arrive each November and December are favorite times for many boaters with trailerable craft to hit the road for points south. Often, the holiday road trips with the boat in tow represent the longest hauls of the season, let alone coming after a month or two when your towing skills may have gone untested. Towing a

tags: Trailers