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Trialer for 28 Express

Postby pnyxxpress » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:06 pm

We are planning to buy a 28 Express. The dealer spec'd out a trailer with 3 axles and a electric surge drum brakes. Is that good enough or overkill.
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Re: Trialer for 28 Express

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:29 pm

Its either electric brakes or surge brakes. The only other is electric over hydraulic normally with disc brakes.

If you are in saltwater DO NOT get drum brakes, only cadmium or stainless disc brakes. Two reasons for that, dunking the electrical magnets in the water is bad, as well as drum brakes you can't wash well enough and will rust very quickly. They are great for travel trailers and horse trailers, but not boat trailers.

If I were you I would make sure you have brakes on all axles or at least two of the three at a minimum. I am all up for having a quality trailer, as most people overlook this when buying a boat. The dealer normally will use the cheapest thing that they can, and you will have breakdowns at the worst time. If you are going to do a lot of moving the boat with the trailer on trips spend the extra money and upsize just a little to get a nice one. If you are just going to use it once a year for a haul out then its not as critical.
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Re: Trialer for 28 Express

Postby aviator1 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:34 pm

Stay away from drum brakes, its a nightmare to keep up with them and I have had issues with them in the past. Go with disc brakes like Chris suggested and you can just keep it simple and get disc/surge brakes. They typically come with electricaly actuated reverse valve so you cannot back up the trailer unless the valve is electrically actuated using your car's reverse lights...most care are wired to tow using this set up.
I have about 2100 miles on my trailer with the above set up and the brakes are solid.
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Re: Trialer for 28 Express

Postby glennr » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:53 pm

I have the same boat with a Phoenix tri axel trailer with surge breaks. I did add a 12 volt wench on front and radial tires and custom rims. Takes about 5 minutes to load boat and wife pull it out of water. Get a lot of attention from other boaters when the remote on wench pulls boat up on trailer. We have hauled our boat all over TN and KY lakes.

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