Purchasing a Used Hydraulic Boat Trailer

If you are fortunate enough to have a boat for work or pleasure, then the right boat trailer is a necessity. As it can be expensive to purchase a boat trailer, consider looking into a used hydraulic boat trailer. It is important to thoroughly research all of your options to ensure you are getting the best product for your money.

Factors to Consider

When looking for a used hydraulic boat trailer, the primary consideration is that the trailer fits the boat properly in terms of width, length, load capacity and keel support system consistent with boat manufacturer’s recommendation.

The frame may be constructed of corrosion-resistant steel, aluminum, or galvanized steel. At HOSTAR Marine, we build our trailers to the highest specifications, using the finest parts made in the United States.

Safety features should be built into a used hydraulic boat trailer. Cylinders fitted with double-locking check valves, as found on all HOSTAR hydraulic trailers, ensure cylinders are locked in both directions in the event of a hydraulic hose failure. The trailer frame should be in precise alignment when operating on the highway to ensure proper wear on suspension and tires.

The hydraulic boat trailer should always be operated according to manufacturer’s guidelines and operating instructions. Proper maintenance of the hydraulic trailer and components is essential to safe and efficient operation. Failure to inspect components, tires, wheels, brakes, etc. could result in damage to the trailer or to the boat being hauled.