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Selenium
09-10-2010, 01:54 AM
I think I found a my Donzi 28 ZX but it doesn't have a trailer. The boat is in Ft. Lauderdale.

1. The step hull, does this required a special trailer? Can I used a regular trailer with a step hull boat?
2. What kind of trailer you recommend?
3. Where should I look for a new or used trailer?

The feedbacks here are awesome....thank you everyone!!!

Trueser
09-10-2010, 07:25 AM
I think I found a my Donzi 28 ZX but it doesn't have a trailer. The boat is in Ft. Lauderdale.

1. The step hull, does this required a special trailer? Can I used a regular trailer with a step hull boat?
2. What kind of trailer you recommend? 3. Where should I look for a new or used trailer?

The feedbacks here are awesome....thank you everyone!!!

1.Yes it does. Or at least it should be a stepped trailer.
2.I have a west coast " Pacific". Make sure you don't skimp on a trailer.
3.New

Tidbart
09-10-2010, 08:13 AM
I think I found a my Donzi 28 ZX but it doesn't have a trailer. The boat is in Ft. Lauderdale.

1. The step hull, does this required a special trailer? Can I used a regular trailer with a step hull boat?
2. What kind of trailer you recommend?
3. Where should I look for a new or used trailer?

The feedbacks here are awesome....thank you everyone!!!

The guy who built my custom trailer for the 22 is near your boat. If you want to have one built, let me know. He did a great job on mine.

Bob

The Hedgehog
09-10-2010, 10:28 AM
I agree with Trueser. My bunks on the trailer were modified for the steps. I did the same for my hydrohoist. It was not a big deal. Not fun, but not a big deal.

I have an aluminum Float On trailer. Unless you score a scorching deal, new would be better.

zxlarry
09-10-2010, 10:55 AM
I f you are really intersted in a 2000 28 zx with 280 hrs in very good condiotion., please let me know . i t comes with a new trailer. (bought jan 09) this is a very clean boat that has NOTHING wrong with it. I can send you pix if interested call me at 912 660 4277 thanks
larry

Selenium
09-10-2010, 11:32 AM
The guy who built my custom trailer for the 22 is near your boat. If you want to have one built, let me know. He did a great job on mine.

Bob

Tibart,

Can you provide me with the info of the trailer builder? How much does it roughly cost? What are the critical things I have for the trailer? BTW, I'm in Seattle the boat just happens to be in FL. Do you know Catch-22 on forum? Super nice gentleman....he has been helping me and giving me advices.

Selenium
09-10-2010, 11:36 AM
I f you are really intersted in a 2000 28 zx with 280 hrs in very good condiotion., please let me know . i t comes with a new trailer. (bought jan 09) this is a very clean boat that has NOTHING wrong with it. I can send you pix if interested call me at 912 660 4277 thanks
larry

Wow...could this be a last minute game changer? ZXLarry, I will call you in the mean time can you email some pictures and specs on the boat to my350touring@yahoo.com.

Tidbart
09-10-2010, 12:00 PM
Call Willy at All American Trailer Manufacturing, at 305-992-4469. Tell him "Bob from Orlando" sent you. He built the custom single axle for my 22.
As far as cost, it can vary so much due to the specs of the trailer. I spec'd everything on the trailer, brakes, lights, winch, jack, tires, nuts, bolts, size, ......... Plus, when I had mine built, aluminum prices were way up. You will have to speak to him. Super nice guy who took great care of me.

Critical...tires, bearings (timkin only), Brakes (I used Kodiak), Lighting (I went with led, no bulb replacement, and sealed)

Yes, I know Catch 22 very well. Usually see him once or twice a year at a gathering. I agree, top notch guy. F'in fast boat too.:yes:

Good luck with your boat search, whatever you decide to do.

Bob

fasttrucker
09-10-2010, 01:39 PM
nextrail is in Fl and they are the least expensive and nice.I bought one for my 1998 28zx.1-800-453-8944 or352-690-6244.They cut the bunks for the step.Note just one cut is all you need not two!..The one I bought had three axles and was less then a two axle trailer.Go fiqure?

Selenium
09-10-2010, 02:29 PM
nextrail is in Fl and they are the least expensive and nice.I bought one for my 1998 28zx.1-800-453-8944 or352-690-6244.They cut the bunks for the step.Note just one cut is all you need not two!..The one I bought had three axles and was less then a two axle trailer.Go fiqure?

Thanks fasttrucker...I will definately give them a call. You recalled what xtra you got for your trailer?

For a tri-axles:
26' - 28' ... 10500 lbs ... $2725
29' - 31' ... 10500 lbs ... $2825

Selenium
09-10-2010, 04:33 PM
I just called Nextrail. They have one avail for $4600 with delivery and out the door.

For the Triple Axle:

Comes with Std Features:


Aluminum I Beam Construction
80" between Fenders - ( Now Standard )
Aluminum Tongue up to 6000 LBS
ACC-Lube Bearing Protection
Galvanized Axles
Post-Lube Axles
Galvanized Wheels
Stainless Steel Bolts and Nuts in Main Frame
Fully Adjustable Bunks
Durable H/D Diamond Plate Fenders
Aluminum Guide-Ons with PVC
Heavy Duty Ajustable "V" Bar
Heavy Duty Galvanized Winch Stand
Heavy Duty Winch with Poly Bell Stop
Heavy Duty Polyester Strap
Submersible Lights
Tongue Jack with Castor Wheel
Cypress Bunk with Marine Carpet
Heavy Duty Aluminum Cross Braces
and with the option of Front Center Bunks and Disk Brakes. Is this a super good deal?

BUIZILLA
09-10-2010, 05:01 PM
brakes?

or did I miss that...

Selenium
09-10-2010, 05:38 PM
brakes?

or did I miss that...


You missed it, it last line item...comes with Disc Brakes.

BUIZILLA
09-10-2010, 07:26 PM
and with the option of Front Center Bunks and Disk Brakes. Is this a super good deal?brakes on a 28' tri-axle trailer grossing at 9-10k is OPTIONAL?

Selenium
09-10-2010, 07:38 PM
brakes on a 28' tri-axle trailer grossing at 9-10k is OPTIONAL?

The trailer they quoted me for is $4600 with delivery.

This includes disc brakes and Front Storage Box (which normally is an added option)

Selenium
09-10-2010, 07:39 PM
Yes...seems like it should be std at least drum brakes.

BUIZILLA
09-10-2010, 08:13 PM
torsion axles or spring axles?

Trueser
09-11-2010, 09:22 AM
Why tripple axle?

22zxla
09-11-2010, 10:20 AM
yeah, why triple axle? Its hard to make tight back ups with triples!

Tidbart
09-11-2010, 11:33 AM
I would also verify if they mean to put brakes on all the wheels. You are required by law to have them on all wheels in FL and WA.

fasttrucker
09-11-2010, 12:06 PM
Ok,I bought one of these nextrail trailers and I was told its cheaper to put on three smaller axles then two heavy duty ones.I never had problems turning with three axles(weight is mostley on the back axles)As a trucker I know that if too much weight was on the front axle,the front axle tires would scuff on a turn.My state of MD reguires that one axle has brakes.Check your state reg.I know PA reguires two.The trailer company will do anything you want no brakes or all three.My trailer that came with my zr has brakes on both axles.Iam glad it did.