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Chap Aluminum trailer

Discussion in 'Chaparral' started by waternutt, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. waternutt

    waternutt Well-Known Member

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    122
    Location:
    Panama City, FL
    Ratings:
    +74 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Anyone ever get warranty work done on their trailer? I have a 2016 243 VR that I purchased back in May with the aluminum trailer. Yesterday when I went to get the trailer and load back up, I noticed one of the bunks was broken off. It had completely snapped the front and rear brackets and it was laying on the trailer frame. I just hope it is covered under warranty.
     
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  2. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    11,763
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
    +8,911 / 126
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Who makes the trailer?
     
  3. BobJohnson

    BobJohnson Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    412
    Location:
    Highland Park, il
    Ratings:
    +286 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    22
    Coyote. They are the mfg of the chap vortex trailers. I don't (but should) know what the warranty is on the trailers.
     
  4. waternutt

    waternutt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Panama City, FL
    Ratings:
    +74 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    24
    @BobJohnson is right. Coyote is the manufacturer of the trailer. I looked at their website, and it said original owners should register their trailer on their website. Although I don't think I ever got any sort of info on the trailer when I bought the boat.
     
  5. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    11,763
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
    +8,911 / 126
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I would think that you would have gotten paper work on the trailer when you bought it? But if not, call them/register it....should have at least a 1 year warranty....
     
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    10,977
    Location:
    Royal, AR
    Ratings:
    +10,682 / 95
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    It is unfortunate that your bunk has broken free but awesome that Chap is shipping their boats with aluminum trailers! I wish #Yamaha would offer that option.
     
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  7. waternutt

    waternutt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Panama City, FL
    Ratings:
    +74 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Just to clarify @Bruce, the aluminum trailer was a factory upgrade.
     
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  8. Jeff Cox

    Jeff Cox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    32
    Location:
    Lewes, DE
    Ratings:
    +20 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    22
    Getting my Coyote trailer fixed for my 223 VRX was a nightmare...unreturned phone calls and emails, my dealer was so frustrated. Had continual issues of 3 of the 4 hubs ejecting the grease over and over, every trip out....sizzling hot hubs, grinding sounds, frozen and dragging wheels after sitting for a week or two. Lost weeks and weeks with it at the dealer awaiting instructions and the latest "repack only" warranty permission from Coyote.
    Finally after much frustration and phone calls and emails we got permission for a full rebuild. Dealer found everything rusted and non-stainless (paid extra for galvanized trailer as we are in salt water) approached Chap and Coyote to have all parts installed as stainless steel-they refused.....offered that they pay for all labor and I pay for upgraded stainless parts---they refused again and ordered that under warranty only non-stainless parts could be put back in......so in went non-stainless parts.
    No issues yet this season, but I CANNOT recommend Coyote trailers.
     
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  9. Jeff Cox

    Jeff Cox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    32
    Location:
    Lewes, DE
    Ratings:
    +20 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    22
    Hub pic attatched
     

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  10. bronze_10

    bronze_10 Jetboaters Admiral

    Messages:
    3,948
    Location:
    Raleigh / Wake Forest Area..
    Ratings:
    +3,791 / 69
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    If u can... buy an aftermarket aluminum trailer and sell the old one like i did... best thing I have done.
     
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  11. waternutt

    waternutt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Panama City, FL
    Ratings:
    +74 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    24
    well, I dropped it off at the dealer on Tuesday and they said they would take care of it. I guess we will see how it turns out.
     
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