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Old 08 September 2013, 21:24   #11
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Well I tilted them crazy so you all could see what I mean. Apparently they will float into a horizontal position to help aid in keeping things lined up.

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Old 09 September 2013, 01:21   #12
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Jason - the trailer for my 11 meter Northwind is an EZ-Loader exactly like yours, the bunks will return to the proper position as soon as the boat starts riding up onto the trailer....I've never had an issue with mine.

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Old 09 September 2013, 02:39   #13
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Big tally what a great trailer Looks like there is plemty pf support there for the boat but it looks like it was made for a shallower V than most ribs have. I think Bunks are a lot better for a boat than rollers but you could consider fitting Keel rollers if possible

Can you adjust the width positions of bunks

What does the boat sit on the trailer like

Can the rest of you Americans please stop posting pictures of your ALi trailers as I makes me very Jealous oh yeah and on no account post any Pics of your old F250's with a Cummins lump in
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Old 09 September 2013, 10:27   #14
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Everything on it is adjustable. The bums width and the cross beam locations, axles, everything. I was trying to figure out where I wanted the lowest set of bunks. I have not put the boat on this trailer yet. It's on the very small trailer that it came with. Hopefully in the next few weeks I will make, or attempt, the swap

Also to clarify the old ford f250s had the international 7.3l turbo diesel in them. The dodge trucks use the cummins, great engines but the rest of the truck suffers because if the cost if the engine. Mine is a 2002 and they stopped with the 7.3 in 2003. Everything between then and 2012 was crap. The new 2012 powerstroke diesel is amazing but I can't afford one.
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Old 09 September 2013, 11:24   #15
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Here's my old ez-loader (pic without boat). It was a 5000 gvw, 4000 max load trailer, 4x2 main beams which was scary undersized IMO for the Willard. The bunk risers are 12" but my main beams are deeper v than yours. You are probably going to have to have your inner bunks pretty low on the v to clear.


I finally decided to go big and get a very capable trailer. 10,400lb gvw ACE (photo with boat) aluminum trailer with 4x disc and Electric over hydraulic. Just completed my first coast trip with her and it was bliss.
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if your bunks are held on with something like this then you could make up some extender plates to make the outer bunks higher and then push the two bunk assemblies together and you should have the right V. no need for the Keel rollers then

I thought we agreed no pictures of F250's [
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well now that I am off my iPhone I see that CptRoy answered my questions. He's got the same style trailer and he's got the bunks down fairly low on the hull. I will remeasure an try and set them there.

What no F250s in Wales? Your VW's don't have 250hp and 500ft lbs of torque? The new ones are 390hp and 735ft lbs of torque and get better mileage than mine. Is that jealousy or disgust at American excess?
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and on no account post any Pics of your old F250's with a Cummins lump in
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Also to clarify the old ford f250s had the international 7.3l turbo diesel in them. The dodge trucks use the cummins, great engines but the rest of the truck suffers because if the cost if the engine. Mine is a 2002 and they stopped with the 7.3 in 2003. Everything between then and 2012 was crap. The new 2012 powerstroke diesel is amazing but I can't afford one.
I heard the people think that the Cummins is too heavy for the RAM truck even though it's a great engine. I've heard guys complaining of having to rebuild the front end.

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What no F250s in Wales? Your VW's don't have 250hp and 500ft lbs of torque? The new ones are 390hp and 735ft lbs of torque and get better mileage than mine. Is that jealousy or disgust at American excess?
How's the new Dodge 3500 for excess - It's rated for a 30,000 lbs trailer now (not via hitch though, as a 5th wheel).

Also, if you don't like Dodge, Nissan has signed on for a V-8 Cummins that's been in development and it looks like Toyota is considering it too. Cummins Engines 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel
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The 2014 ram 1500 with the diesel should be interesting. Might be killer, get that diesel torque in a 1/2 ton package. The bigger diesels like mine are almost too big for the average person. Mine weighs 7500lbs and gets almost as good mileage as a 2011 f150 I had for a while. The f150 only weighs 5000lbs.

Something has happened with the dodges, the mileage went down dramatically on them. I don't know, my house is Ford country. I don't fit in the Chevy and dodge trucks right, I'm 6'7", so I don't know much about them. A couple buddies have slightly older dodges and they love them.

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