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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:55 am 
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Can anyone check there trailer and measure the crossmember bar for me? Is it 8 feet or 8 1/2 feet? 8 feet should be enough right?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:29 am 
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actually, without measuring I can tell you with about 95% certainty it is 8 feet even, because anything wider requires a special permit over the road.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:57 am 
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Great thx


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:11 am 
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I think in most states the legal width is 8' 6" (102"), not 8', so I'd double check before cutting anything short...

I'll grab a tape measure the next time I head down to my boat and see what mine are.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:18 am 
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since I stopped home for lunch, I measured the crossbeam on my Trailex trailer. it is 8'-½" long. plenty wide for my H18.

BTW, federal DOT standards call for a 10' wide lane on US and Interstate hwys. Though I have experienced locales where a state DOT has carved an extra lane in high density areas by narrowing the shoulder and the lanes of traffic... to under 9 feet! creates a challenge to keep the trailer centered in the lane when surrounded by traffic.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:18 am 
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8' is plenty wide enough as the boat itself is only 8' wide. the point where the hulls rest on the crossbar is therefore under and inside that measurement by a few inches. You can put a stopper of somesort (weld line, cap) on the end of the bar to keep things from sliding off if you want.....

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:06 am 
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The crossbars on my H18 trailer are 92 3/4" wide and are just barely wide enough. The end of the roller assemblies are only about 1/4" from the ends.

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