Once you’ve purchased a boat, you’ll need to buy a boat trailer. Not only is a boat trailer necessary for transporting your boat, but it also makes storage much easier. The information below will help you buy a new boat trailer.
Find out how much your boat weighs and estimate the weight of any gear and extras that you'll be transporting in the boat while it's on the trailer. It's safer to estimate on the high side. Then, find a trailer that has the capacity to support that amount of weight.
Buy a trailer with larger tires. Larger tires last longer because they rotate less; this will also further the life of your wheel bearings.
Consider purchasing a drive on trailer. This type of trailer is simply backed into the water so the boat can be driven off and on to the trailer. Make sure all the trailer lights are waterproof, as they'll definitely get wet.
Remember that you get what you pay for. Don't make the mistake of buying a cheap, poorly constructed trailer to haul around your expensive boat. Look for a high quality trailer that is well-made and will last a long time.
Think about buying a used trailer if money is an issue. However, take extra care to inspect the trailer thoroughly. Look for rust or corrosion, as well as cracks or any major damage to the frame. Look closely at the tires--you'll have to replace them if they have less than a quarter-inch of tread. You should also hook the trailer up to your vehicle and make sure all lights are working properly.