First, let’s get this out of the way…both aluminum boat trailers and galvanized boat trailers have their advantages (in fact, you can read about the advantages of a galvanized boat trailer here). It’s not as simple as a freshwater / saltwater question, as they’re both equally good in both. In the end, it all comes down to which one will work best for you.
This week we’ll talk about why an aluminum boat trailer might be right for you:
Weight: Aluminum boat trailers tend to be lighter. While they’re not drastically lighter than a galvanized steel version (though aluminum is lighter, more has to be used to increase strength), every little bit of reduced weight helps. Less weight means, of course, less fuel used to tow it.
Looks: Because of the way that we’ve designed and assembled our aluminum boat trailers with a patented I-beam design (including the way that it has an integrated wire channel for light and brake wires), many people find the aluminum model to be aesthetically pleasing.
Resale value: When you decide to sell a Load Rite trailer (and the only reason we can imagine you’d do that is because you buy a bigger boat and need a bigger Load Rite trailer!), aluminum boat trailers seem to keep their resale value a bit better. If a person is buying a used trailer, then it’s likely that they’re also aware of the fuel cost savings associated with a lighter trailer.
In the end, you’re going to read all about how people love over the other, and then the complete opposite from the next person. The fact is, Load Rite is going to sell you a trailer you’re going to love. Check out all of our options here.