WTB Cheaper Raft Trailer

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  1. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    So, I got a truck. Now I'm looking for a trailer for the raft that I'm about to buy. I don't want to spend a ton. The truck and boat kicked my ass already. I may go with the Harbor Freight trailer with the 12" wheels for now just to get out on the water. It's only $350, plus probably $100 worth of lumber to put a platform on it. When I can, I'd buy a nicer one and use the HF one as a utility trailer. But I figured I'd ask the WFF hive-brain if anyone has one they'd sell.

    Thanks for looking.

    Jason
     
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    This one is only $200 and it looks perfect comfortable to sleep in. Raft on top - Not creepy at all.
     
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    Good find Jesse...that's hilarious
     
  4. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    That'd be perfect. I've been wanting to learn to cook meth for a while now. That rig would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Will you take an offer on it, or is the price firm, Jesse?
     
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    You mentioned wanting to buy a raft when we talked on the OP last year.
    What boat are you going to get?
     
  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Jason,

    Two things. 1: MS Metal works in Mollalla OR
    2: Call me you dickhead lol
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't rush. Get the right trailer the first time.
     
  8. mleigh

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    I am looking for a raft trailer as well. Anyone else have any other suggestions for local builders? John - MS Metal Works looks like a nice outfit. I have also been looking at M&M out of Montana. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated!

    There used to be an archived post with lots of good information... but i cant seem to find it anymore.
     
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    I got mine from M&M in Montana and have been very happy with it. I'm not sure what he charges now, but two years ago it ran me 1200 for a super beefy 6x10 bed, 13" wheels, spare, rollers, LED lights, winch, etc. The only kicker is that you have to drive to Montana to pick it up, which is a perfectly acceptable excuse to take a fishing trip in my book. My 13 ft raft works well on the setup. PM me if you'd like pictures or more info.

    Joe
     
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    Another thumbs up fro M&M, picked on up from him a month ago. Trailer is set up very nicely and the best price I could find for something new. Call and talk to the guy, awesome info will give you all the details you need to know.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Jesse, you really need to see a doctor about this.
     
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    How handy are you? The reason I ask is that I now have two trailers in my back yard that aren't much good individually but parts from one could be put on the other to make a pretty good trailer. I have plans to saw them into scrap in the very near future but if you want to look at them, I will give them both to and you could build what you want. I have a title as well and new lighting that I was going to install. I just plain don't want to mess with them anymore. Good tires with a spare as well. Let me know before I chunk them up.
     
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    Joe/K3 - Thanks for the feedback... I have spoken with Mike on the phone and he was great. The pictures he sent me looked great too. I also like the idea of combining a trailer pickup/fishing trip. Joe, a PM w/ some pictures and list of extras you got would be great.

    Steve - Please do send some some pictures of the trailers and i will see if it is a project I would want to take on. I am definitely interested!


    Thanks,
    Matt
     
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    PT - That's the post I was looking for. Thanks!
     
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    I went the cheap route the first time and it ended up being a pain in the ass the whole time...so it's a trade off. Unfortunatley, good used trailers are hard as hell to find. If you don't mind the trailer being 8' wide, sometimes there are good deals on used quad/snowmobile trailers...
     
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    Matt, if you get a trailer from MS, ask for a bigger winch, the standard one he uses is a bit small.
     
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    Justin - Appreciate the heads up.
     
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    I'll take some and send them along.
     
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    Price is firm. Don't mess with me man. There are spiders all over me.
     
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