Originally Posted by nikster
I dont know about anyone else but i have never had a problem with a trailer other than wheels/bearings..
The attached photo is of a two year old Aluminum Trailer. The water is VERY saline here and I religiously wash the trailer/boat/truck down every time I haul out. I've even blasted entire super size cans of WD40 all over the trailer and its fasteners. Coming up my hill just the other day, the cheezy connectors that hold the spring leaves together failed (due to corrosion and the entire axle assy. rotated to the rear on the starbord side.
In terms of trailer builders, one pays the extra money for an aluminum frame, all the main componenets are galvanized and yet, on the carbon steel springs (probably the only way to go as stainless would be very expensive) they use light gauge carbon steel keepers that go quickly, no matter the maintenance.
In my humble opinion a trailer is more likely to leave one beside the road than any other device known to mankind!