Expensive does not equal "nice"
Posted by: pikabike on Dec-28-12 2:25 PM (EST)
SportsRig and Yakima/Rack-n-Roll are the most expensive kayak trailers made, probably partly because they can be folded up.
Yet they are NOT the best kayak trailers out there. Ask around behind the scenes, and you'll learn about the rust problems (SportsRig) and tongue breakage (Rack-n-Roll). I don't mean just one or two instances.
What looks like the best kayak trailer (to me, anyway) is a new model made by Triton. It costs about $1500 and is much more solidly built and thoughtfully designed than any other stock kayak trailer. I wish I'd had this option when we replaced our old modified Triton snowmobile trailer.
We bought a decent Trailex kayak trailer in 2011; it's good but not as good as the new Triton kayak trailer. Take a look at how electrical wiring and taillights are handled, for just ONE example of the attention to detail and long-term durability.
I'd take that new Triton any day over any slough of roof systems.