FAQ'S (Frequently Asked Questions)
Models available so lightweight they can be shipped UPS. Easily towed with today's smaller vehicles.
Trailex Aluminum Boat Trailers are easily assembled with only simple tools. All trailers come with
submersible dual stop, turn, and taillights, safety chain, padded
bunks, adjustable undercarriages, high speed wheels and tires.
Rated for Highway Speed and Travel
Meet Federal Highway Lighting
One Year Limited Warranty.
Almost 50% lighter
than steel trailers
and they Never Rust
Canoe & Kayak FAQ's
Laser Sailboat FAQ's
Q. Why should I buy aluminum,
when steel trailers cost less ?
A. Trailex aluminum trailers offer a number of advantages over steel trailers:
1. Maintenance Free, never rusts or needs painting.
2. Nearly 50% lighter weight allows the use of smaller tow vehicles.
3. Single models such as the SUT-220 at 95 lbs can be also used as a beach launching dolly.
4. Shipping costs are much lower, in fact several models can be shipped via UPS.
5. Environmentally friendly, aluminum is recyclable.
Q. Do I need a winch on my trailer ?
A. Winch's are available as options, but if you have a light boat, they really aren't necessary.
A winch can be easily added later if you decide you need one.
Q. What options are available?
A. Some popular options are:
1. Spare tire
2. Spare tire carrier
3. Winch assembly - for heavier boats
4. Mast carrier sets for Sunfish or Laser
5. Mast carrier with 4 rubber feet for front or rear of boats with flat decks
6. Swivel Bow support for UT-250L Laser only, allows singlehanded side loading/unloading by providing a pivot point for bow.
Q. Do I have to
register these trailers with my State?
A. Every State's regulations are different. Some
require registration, some don't. Check with your local State
Offices. All Trailex Trailers meet Federal Highway Standards. You
will supplied a Manufacturers Statement of Origin (MSO) with your trailer.
The MSO allows you to register your trailer with State Authorities if required.
Q. Why are trailers such as the SUT-220-S designed
so that canoes or kayaks overhang the end ?
A. Canoes and Kayaks have a tapered body, with the ends typically much narrower than the middle. The
supports or bunks ( which are adjustable ) are designed to support the main body of the boat.
The SUT-220 was designed for up to 18 foot canoes or
kayaks. Trailers are Available for Longer Boats.
Q. What are the advantages of hauling a canoe
keel down/gunwales up such as on the SUT-220-S ?
A. One - you can carry your gear pre-packed in the canoe.
Two - no lifting required to
launch or retrieve your canoe.
If you really prefer carrying your canoe upside down, then
Model SUT-250-M will carry one to two canoes upside
Q. What about "road bounce" for single canoes
or kayak's ?
A. The Trailex model SUT-220-S is designed with a
unique tuned suspension especially constructed for proper trailering with a light load.
Q. I want to carry two canoes or kayaks - how?
A. SUT-250-M carries 2 canoes upside down or up to 4 Kayaks side by side.
Q. How does the SUT-250L
for the Laser Sailboat compare to other trailers?
A. You can either trailer a Laser Sailboat upside
down on a standard trailer, such as the SUT-220
or SUT-250-S, or trailer it upright on a model such
as the SUT-250L, which supports it at three
points on the gunwales. The Laser sailboat should be trailered in either
of these methods to protect the performance of the hull. Hanging the Laser
Sailboat from the gunwales does not harm the hull-deck bonding as the Laser
Manufacturers have designed the Laser to be trailered this way, and after many
years of use of these type of trailers, no evidence of hull-deck separation has
benefits does the SUT-250L have over other Laser
A. The Trailex Model SUT-250L
unique features are:
stable due to it's wide design -75"
2. Strong and
stiffened extruded aluminum cross members
4. Tows well with
or without a load
tracking and handling at highway speed
6. Light enough to
be used as a launching dolly - only 120 lbs.
7. Maintenance Free
- it never rusts or needs painting
Integrity - Aluminum is nearly half the weight of steel for the same
strength. If you compare some steel trailers that weigh less than the
Trailex SUT-250L - What are they leaving out
to achieve a lower weight ? Lots of metal which can affect their
structural strength and integrity.
Q. What are the
SUT-250L Model Differences?
A. 1. SUT-250L
will fit the standard Laser or Byte Sailboat
2. SUT-250L-B will fit either
a Byte or standard Laser Sailboat
3. SUT-250LII Fits the Laser
Model SUT-250LII can also
carry the standard Laser with the addition of a bow mount kit. Contact us
for details. The SUT-250LII has greater
clearance to allow for the freeboard of the Laser II. The SUT-250L
for the standard Laser cannot be adapted to carry a Laser II.
Q. How do you ship these trailers?
A. Two methods are used. See
individual Trailer page for type of shipment.
1. Many of our trailers are shipped via UPS.
Typical Trailex Trailer Packaged for UPS Shipment
2. Larger trailers are shipped common carrier
These trailers can be shipped via common carrier i.e.
motor freight. The frames are assembled and then wrapped.
Running gear, superstructure, and lighting are boxed.
Q. How easily are they assembled?
A. Trailers come with full instructions and
photo diagrams. Only simple tools are needed.
Patented T-Bolt Construction
Heads of bolts slide to any position.
Requires only one wrench to tighten
Lock nuts on all bolts
Strong & lightweight