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Why dont you see some of these? I see the aluminum I-Beam under everything from small single axle junk to the very large boats. The stuff stays looking great and from what i can tell it would be very easy to change the axle arrangement from dolley trailer to regular axles-back & forth. Is it so light that the tires would make it float?

why couldnt one of these be built
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while using some of these frame materials?
 

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Why dont you see some of these? I see the aluminum I-Beam under everything from small single axle junk to the very large boats. The stuff stays looking great and from what i can tell it would be very easy to change the axle arrangement from dolley trailer to regular axles-back & forth. Is it so light that the tires would make it float?

why couldnt one of these be built
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while using some of these frame materials?
I think brad Parrack had one.
 

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I think some of the issue is cost! Alu. has gone up quite a bit! Nice trailers!
 

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I did have an all aluminum dolly trailer as Mike indicated ,but it was chanel on the rails, I- beam cross members. Very light, but it is cost prohibitive. It cost me 3 k in aluminum alone, plus the hubs, springs, hangers, equalizers, wheels and tires. We built our own axels, and built the trailer. BTW box frame trailers are the ones that float, which isn't good in my opinion.
 

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I did have an all aluminum dolly trailer as Mike indicated ,but it was chanel on the rails, I- beam cross members. Very light, but it is cost prohibitive. It cost me 3 k in aluminum alone, plus the hubs, springs, hangers, equalizers, wheels and tires. We built our own axels, and built the trailer. BTW box frame trailers are the ones that float, which isn't good in my opinion.
Anybody that builds a trailer out of I BEAM must be a STEEL WORKER. :grin::)hand
 

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McClane Trailers in Houston makes that type. I have a double axle for my 19' boat. It will float if you back the empty trailer in to far. With a little cross wind it will start to float off center.
 

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I did have an all aluminum dolly trailer as Mike indicated ,but it was chanel on the rails, I- beam cross members. Very light, but it is cost prohibitive. It cost me 3 k in aluminum alone, plus the hubs, springs, hangers, equalizers, wheels and tires. We built our own axels, and built the trailer. BTW box frame trailers are the ones that float, which isn't good in my opinion.
Anybody that builds a trailer out of I BEAM must be a STEEL WORKER. :grin::)hand
or one of your drivers! :D
 

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McClane Trailers in Houston makes that type. I have a double axle for my 19' boat. It will float if you back the empty trailer in to far. With a little cross wind it will start to float off center.
Thats kinda what I was affaid of.
 

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Hass mine never floated. But all the weight was on the tires, not on the tongue. By design.
 
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