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Friday, September 21, 2018

Sadly, the fall season is quickly approaching already and it is time to begin thinking about “winterizing” your boat and servicing your trailer. Most boaters are in a routine already for the necessary “winter to-do list” to ensure their boat is properly taken care, but many often fail to keep up with the

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd

tags: Service & Repair, Trailers, Winterization

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Got toys? The more, the merrier! The Summer Issue of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt focuses on ‘water toys’ and all of the non-traditional ways you can have fun on the water. Some people are avid wake boarders, or kite surfers, or love playing on jet skis or water skis. Whatever your water hobby of choice, there are numerous ways

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Lifestyle, Trailers

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: Boating 101, 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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Trailer towing doesn’t need to be a harrowing experience. To the contrary, when a trailer and tow vehicle is setup properly, and the driver uses the proper precautions and drives defensively, towing a trailer can be pretty uneventful. There are many thousands of experienced “towers” — including yours truly

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Hauling, Trailers, Travel

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

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