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Monday, September 2, 2019

When boating season starts to wind down, most Great Lakes boaters begin the process of winterizing their boat. Whether they have to prepare the boat for winter storage or for the long trek down south if they are fortunate enough to be “snow birds”, the boat needs to be properly maintained. The mental checklist begins with

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

tags: Hauling, Service & Repair, Trailers, Travel, Winterization

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In the past, I have addressed the importance of boat trailer safety and making sure you get the proper trailer for your needs. I have also written “to do” lists for maintenance items to check on your trailer and discussed the importance of making sure the trailer accurately supports your boat’s hull to prevent damage

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

tags: Hauling, Safety, Trailers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Own a boat? Looking for a boat? Wanting to upgrade your boat? Dreaming of one day owning a boat? Well, you have come to the right place by visiting the winter boat shows. There is no better opportunity to check out all the different styles of boats in one place. During your boat search, are you considering the purchase of a new boat

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

tags: Hauling, Trailers

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Over the past decade, we have learned that we have to adapt to the times. We are constantly creating and engineering new “styles” of trailers to help our customers achieve the convenience they desire for their trailer needs. Whether it is combining numerous boats and toys onto one trailer, stacking them, or figuring out

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

tags: Trailers

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, www.tipsforboating.com

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