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Choosing the Right Boat Trailer Tires

Boat on Trailer

Thinking about purchasing a boat? In addition to size and budget, determine which type of boat trailer is right for you. Midwest Traction has a list of considerations to help you decide on your boat trailer. 

Load Capacity

The manufacturer will probably list the weight of your boat but account for actual weight when the boat is fully loaded with fuel, water, batteries, and the like. This will greatly change your needs. 


As a general rule, your trailer should be about 2 feet longer than your boat. Don't include swim platforms in your calculation, but do account for the bow pulpit if appropriate.

Ease of Loading/Unloading

Rollers make loading and unloading more simple. Check your warranty, first, as rollers can put dimples in the hull, which voids your manufacturer coverage. As an alternative, trailer bunks avoid dimpling while providing more hull support. Many offer a combination of bunks and rollers.

Once you've picked out the perfect boat and trailer, you're ready to have some fun on the water! If you are in need of trailer tires, check out our store for the best selection at competitive prices!

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