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New shorelander trailer falling apart!

subysti

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#1
anyone else with a 2015 24' having issues with thier trailer? Last week I noticed while gassing up that the fender bolts were very loose. I tightened them all up. This week it seemed that the fender was rattling on the highway, after getting home I noticed another bolt gone altogether. You may want to check your trailer for loose bolts!!
 
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Williamsone46

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#3
I've lost one this year as well. Although I took my fenders off and had them powder coated so mine could have been my fault.... :banghead:.
 

MrMoose

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#4
anyone else with a 2015 24' having issues with thier trailer? Last week I noticed while gassing up that the fender bolts were very loose. I tightened them all up. This week it seemed that the fender was rattling on the highway, after getting home I noticed another bolt gone altogether. You may want to check your trailer for loose bolts!!
Thanks. I'll check my trailer bolts. Just took mine out for the first time today... I was scared to look at the battery voltage readings, so I just focused on running the engines for a couple of hours to break them in. Crazy weather in TX right now.
 

Craig

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#5
Not lost any bolts yet but noticed yesterday that one of the fenders was shaking quite a bit at highway speed, enough that I pulled over and checked the tires,etc.
 

d_coyne1984

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#6
I've noticed rust spots onThe bottom of my 2014 painted trailer already. WTF.
 

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#7
I haven't removed any bolts on my shorelandr trailer or seen how they tighten, but it sounds like maybe a need for some loctite!
 

eticket

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#8
Now that my boat is in a slip I have good access to my trailer. Got my Stoltz roller on and looked over all the bolts. My rear bunks are loose such that they pivot on the mounts. Is this normal to allow for alignment to the hull? The bolts/nuts are not backed off much (or maybe not at all), just not tight such that the bunk tab and trailer mount are pressed together much. Otherwise, everything else is tight.

I am still looking for a good spot to mount my boat buckles. Unfortunately the stock tab on the new Shorelandr is no good and the brackets I bought from West Marine don't give me any good angles to work with unless I want to hang them way out off the frame. That will not last at all.
 

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#9
The bunks are supposed to pivot on the shorelandr. It will be easier to see a place to mount the buckles with the boat on the trailer. You won't find a perfect place but you may be able to get them to work. Worst case, you mount a piece of angle to the trailer rail and mount the buckles to the angle.
 

Zeus2013

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#10
Yup, cleaned the boat yesterday and notice one of the bolts holding on the cheap diamond plate was missing. Tightened the others and used lock tight. Will be checking all the other bolts also.
 

Kevin M

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#11
I had to replace the two bolts on the diamond plate on my shorlander as well. I think they were just cheap rivets, not bolts. That was after season one.
 

Zeus2013

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I had to replace the two bolts on the diamond plate on my shorlander as well. I think they were just cheap rivets, not bolts. That was after season one.
Rivets? mine are some cheap bolt...
 

subysti

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#13
Yea mine are all bolts. Lost one of the bolts through the diamond plate and all the rest were loose. Need to check the whole trailer now.
 

eticket

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#14
The bunks are supposed to pivot on the shorelandr. It will be easier to see a place to mount the buckles with the boat on the trailer. You won't find a perfect place but you may be able to get them to work. Worst case, you mount a piece of angle to the trailer rail and mount the buckles to the angle.
I found an easy solution for the boat buckle location, really a variation on my original mounting. I previously mounted them on top of the VeVe guide brackets but did not like that too much since I was using only the clamping force of the four bolts on the brackets and frame to keep the buckles (and the guides) from sliding aft on the frame under a load. To prevent that I installed two 1/4" metal screws on the top plate to take out any shear load. That in combination with the clamping of those 4 bolts should keep the buckles in place.
 

d_coyne1984

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#15
I found an easy solution for the boat buckle location, really a variation on my original mounting. I previously mounted them on top of the VeVe guide brackets but did not like that too much since I was using only the clamping force of the four bolts on the brackets and frame to keep the buckles (and the guides) from sliding aft on the frame under a load. To prevent that I installed two 1/4" metal screws on the top plate to take out any shear load. That in combination with the clamping of those 4 bolts should keep the buckles in place.
Any photos of your install?
 

Westbeach Bum

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#16
While washing my boat Saturday, I noticed one of the same bolts missing. I checked the rest of them and only one was tight. Also three of the four screws holding the door to the head came out. The dealer said they have to order me a new door because the pressed fittings on the back of the door came out and can not be replaced.
 

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#18
My shorelander has been sitting at the dealer for two weeks. It bounces like mad at 68mph... and yes all my fenders were cracked up where the mounting bolts were. I noticed my two screws just came out of my bathroom lower door. luckily i found them and reattached them but i have many screws that are loose on the boat..why? don't they use locktite at the factory at all?
 

subysti

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#19
I noticed the left side fenders were bouncing and vibrating a lot at that same speed. I'm thinking it is a tire balancing issue. Or there is a big bolt stuck in it!!
 

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#20
Wow!! Someone should show this thread to Shorelander:winkingthumbsup"
 
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