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Can anybody give me any advice on what I need to do to make a regular cargo trailer able to go underwater like a boat trailer?? I know I need to buy underwater lights, but I'm not sure what else I need to do. Any suggestions???
 

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if it has electric brakes its probably not a good idea, just about every boat trailer ive had the lights leak so im not sure you would gain anything unless they are quality watertight lights
 
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not to be rude why do you want to submerge an enclosed trailer but like ynots said watch out for the brakes and if you havent bought one yet you need to look into aluminum structure not wood good luck
 

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it does have electric brakes......i didn't even think about that. i'm glad you mentioned it!
 

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it's not enclosed, just an open square top cargo trailer. it would only be submerged either 6 or 8 times. me and some friends are going to the beach and want to bring all of our jetskis, but only one vehicle. we figured we could do it if we could put some mounts on my cargo trailer and just use it. (redneck, i know.....but that's just how we do it) i didn't think about the electric brakes, but then again, that's why i posted something on here to get some extra opinions because i figured there would be things i wouldn't think about. glad i did!!
 
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dude i live in texas redneck is what we call engineering down here i see you are in la so we are on the same page what beach you going to
 

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we're going to destin, fl in a month. the salt water brings on other issues, but since we're going to have to immediately clean the jet skis every time we take them out of the water, i figure i can spray off the trailer as well. i had already planned on unplugging the light and brake plug before submerging it, but i don't know if that would make a difference or not considering the electric brakes. i'm sure it will catch quite a few odd looks from the locals, but we're pretty used to that by now. lol
 
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i think you will be okay with the brakes as long as you unplug them like you said and dont leave it submerged long welcome to the forum man there is alot of good info on this site and real friendly people have a safe trip
 

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alright, thanks for the input. i read the forum alot more than i post, and i love it here! i guess if worst comes to worst and the brakes do go out on me, i've always got the jake brake! :lol3:
 

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Get a set of Bearing Buddies available at most boat stores.

These enable you to apply grease to the wheel bearings without dismounting the hub. Pump grease into the bearings thus forcing the water out.

If you rinse the brakes with fresh water each time you dunk it, I don't think you will have a problem.
 

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it's not enclosed, just an open square top cargo trailer.

it would only be submerged either 6 or 8 times.
me and some friends are going to the beach and want to bring all of our jetskis, but only one vehicle. we figured we could do it if we could put some mounts on my cargo trailer and just use it. (redneck, i know.....but that's just how we do it)

Get a dolly and launch 1 at a time and then the trailer never gets wet
 
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You Got It Supershafts Make Your Self A Furniture Dolly With Rubber Tires And Carpet On The Wood Frame And There You Go
 

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well, i thought about that when i thought about a way to make them fit on the trailer each on their own trailer. the only problem i saw with both was how long it would take to get them all unloaded. it's obviously going to take a while to launch 3 skis any way i do it, but i'm just trying to minimize time. i try have launch etiquette (if that's how you spell that). another good idea about the bearing buddies though!! i have them on my actual jetski trailer and love them!! thanks yall!!
 

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we're going to destin, fl in a month. the salt water brings on other issues, but since we're going to have to immediately clean the jet skis every time we take them out of the water, i figure i can spray off the trailer as well. i had already planned on unplugging the light and brake plug before submerging it, but i don't know if that would make a difference or not considering the electric brakes. i'm sure it will catch quite a few odd looks from the locals, but we're pretty used to that by now. lol
Ever been there? If not you're going to love Destin. If you like boat racing the Offshore Super Series WCs will be held in Destin Oct. 15-19.
 
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