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Well last week we came accross a hydraulic trailer in good shape and its just what ive been looking for. Bit the bullet and brought her home :thumbsup: Built in Massachusetts She is a MTE, Maritime Transport hydraulic trailer capable of holding a 30ft boat and up to 14,000 LBS. She is a beast of a trailer and I am very excited to use her this spring:) If you need to go back in the water this spring, give us a call for a great quote.



 

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Yeah, if the back of your truck looks like that and no boat is even on it, there is no way in hell you can use that truck.
 

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That truck will work, you just can't go to the capacity of the trailer. The truck's gross vehicle combined weight rating is what they use, and it should be 20,000 lbs. the truck weighs around 8,000, the trailer probably 3500 lbs so that leaves room for a boat weighing around 8500lbs. Make sure it is registered at 20,000 lbs and don't go over that. I got fined by DOT for being 26,650 lbs when I was registered at 20,000 lbs. Expensive fine, inspection and tied me up for a few hours. Not a happy experience.
 

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That truck will work, you just can't go to the capacity of the trailer. The truck's gross vehicle combined weight rating is what they use, and it should be 20,000 lbs. the truck weighs around 8,000, the trailer probably 3500 lbs so that leaves room for a boat weighing around 8500lbs. Make sure it is registered at 20,000 lbs and don't go over that. I got fined by DOT for being 26,650 lbs when I was registered at 20,000 lbs. Expensive fine, inspection and tied me up for a few hours. Not a happy experience.
Thanks Chuck. I dont plan on maxing out the trailer so there shouldnt be any problems. Thats good advice about the weight, I appreciate it:)
 

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Sweeeeeeet looking trailer, man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But will it haul Flattop away from a bar stool??????????:huh:




Seriously, that thing is a beast. Best of luck!!!:thumbsup:
 

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Ya need to get a real truck to do professional haulin. And don't forget about the insurance to go with it. Its mighty expensive.
 

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Best of luck with the biz expansion Phil:thumbsup:
 
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