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    Bimini doesn't seem to sit right in trailer position

    skidtrashskidtrash Member Posts: 60 ✭✭
    I just put my bimini into the trailer position for the first time and it doesnt seem right on one side. To me it seems like its gonna take a good beating on the 4 hour ride to the keys this week. Here are 2 pictures. One side is always fine but the top rail on the other side  (when down) always seems to slide over the other 2 to the side. Is this normal?




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    • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,255 ✭✭✭✭

      Did you try to remove the rear (curved) support?  It looks like from the picture that maybe that may be affecting it.

      2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
      2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

    • skidtrashskidtrash Member Posts: 60 ✭✭
      Ill have to look into that tues morning before I hook up... would it be ok driving without it though?

    • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,255 ✭✭✭✭

      Yes, it should be fine as long as the two short supports are locked in place.

      2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
      2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

    • 1pointofview1pointofview Member Posts: 74 ✭✭

      one thing I have done is take a bungee and wrap it around the canvas cover.  what I have seen is that the cover allows air in with expands the canvas and then the 70 mph wind starts to put a lot of pressure on it making the bimini shake pretty good.  I really wish the bimini was placed upwards a bit so it could lay down completely flat.  right now it goes back to the engine and it does not lay down all the way. 

      I take ours from Nashville to Destin one time a year and having 5 hours on the highway I always cringe at how much it shakes but after I put 2 bungees around the center and then 2 bungees around each end, it cuts down the amount of air that flows through the cover and IMO it cut down on the amount of shaking. 

      2013 Hurricane SS188
      115 Yam
      Magic Tilt Trailer
      Hotty Toddy
    • skidtrashskidtrash Member Posts: 60 ✭✭

      I ended up wrapping a town through and around the rods and taped them down.. made the 3.5 hour drive to the keys without problems but yea that thing bounces around a lot! 

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