What material is used in our boat trailers?
All our trailer models use aerospace grade alloy - 6061 T6 structural grade aluminium alloy.
The aluminium alloy components include main chassis, cross-members, drawbar, Bunk/ Skid supports and brackets, bow board hardware, as well as clamps, posts, brackets, tail light brackets, brake module mounts.
Galvanised steel components include: winch posts, axles, coupler, jockey wheel, and safety chains.
What type of axles are used?
Our boat trailer come with torsion suspension axles. This give our trailers independent suspension for a much smoother ride and provides better support for your boat with less bumps and bangs while travelling. It also reduces maintenance in relation to the old style steel leaf-spring suspension. There are no leaf springs used on our trailers so you don't need to continually replace rusted-out leaf springs and hardware.
What type of brakes are used?
We use high quality US grade brake systems that are coated with rust proofing. All rotors used are vented to better dissipate heat. Our brake lines are flexible reinforced rubber to reduce splitting and leaks with brass and or stainless fittings.
We also offer a Stainless Steel brake optional upgrade. Please inquire on price for upgrade on the different models
What tyre of wiring is used?
Our wiring for lights and brake control are fully sealed they have triple sealed waterproof plugs, the light and other electronic components, plug directly into the harness.
What type of wheels are used?
Our wheels are heavy duty 4x4 grade wheels. They are custom made for our trailers by our Australian manufacturing partner. Our tyres are rated to over 20% higher capacity than the trailer's ATM capacity.
How do you assemble the trailer?
Our boat trailers are designed to be easily assembled. The chassis is prefabricated and bolts together, the brakes are already fitted to the axles, the wiring harness and hydraulic lines fit onto the chassis with alloy clips, the lights plug into the harness and are easily replaceable, if required.
We have an instructional video, which will show you how the assemble your trailer the easiest way. If you have issues there is always someone that can help with advice.
How do you licence the trailer?
Our trailers come with VIN plates for licensing and brake sheet specifications. You just need to have it inspected at your local inspection centre and then you can pick up your registration plate from the local transport department. You may need to weigh the trailer before the inspection to confirm the TARE weight.
How strong are the chassis joints?
Our chassis's are designed with 2 joints in each of the main chassis rails, This allows us to reduce the size of the trailer when packed.The joints on the chassis are the strongest part of the rails. They have been designed and tested by specialist engineers. In fact, the joints are stronger than standard aluminium trailer chassis rails.
In standard pre-bent chassis I-beam rails there are small cracks and weaknesses cause by the bending process. Wahoo boat trailers do not bend the main rails so they do not have this inbuilt weakness.
Moreover, standard aluminium trailers can sometimes experience some bouncing in the longer sections of the main I-beam rails when towing. However, the Wahoo I-beam rails system reduces this issue because the forward section of the rails are stiffer and the chassis provides a better ride and towing dynamic.