This trailer was custom-designed and built specifically for PocketShip. Features include all-aluminum construction for light weight and corrosion resistance. The aluminum box beams are very strong. The light weight has been a boon not just for gas mileage (it was originally designed so that John Harris could tow PocketShip behind his 2.4 liter Honda), but also for rolling PocketShip around parking lots and shops. Ours has now covered over 10,000 highway miles, including a round-trip to the Pacific Northwest and back. It still looks like new.
The PocketShip trailer includes 12" wheels plus a spare & mount, Super Lube bearing caps with grease fittings (bearing buddies), a rack jack, 1-7/8" ball, an extended tongue so you can keep the bowsprit in place, a wide axle, sprung suspension matched to PocketShip, 2 rollers, 2 side bunks, running lights, and tag mount. Unlike most Trailex Trailers the TX-916 comes mostly pre-assembled and will be shipped via common carrier. There will be some adjustments that need to be made to fit your PocketShip snugly, including the building of a keel box once it arrives.
It's pricier than a galvanized or steel trailer, but we think there are huge benefits in gas mileage, transmission wear-and-tear, ease of use on ramps and in parking lots, and in corrosion resistance.
PocketShip Trailer Specifications:
Width (outside of fenders) - 70"
Width (between fenders) - 52.75"
Carrying Capacity - 1000 lbs.
Trailer Length - 17' 10"
Shipping weight - 260 lbs.
Note: Trailex kits are drop-shipped from the factory, so shipping fees still apply if you are picking one up at our shop in Maryland. PocketShip trailers are not eligible for free trailer-shipping offers.
Trailer Licensing and Registration:
Most states require a trailers to be licensed; please refer to you local motor vehicle administration for specific details. Each trailer is issued a Certificate of Origin by Trailex and Bill of Sale by Chesapeake Light Craft. All drop-shipped trailers will arrive before the registration paperwork. The Certificate of Origin must be sent to CLC to be signed over to the first owner of the trailer. Please allow 7-10 days for paperwork to arrive.
Attention Louisiana customers! It is our understanding LA law will only allow registration of in state trailer purchases. Please check with your local laws prior to placing your trailer order. It would be costly to have to return a trailer, and we could not cover these costs.