How much does a pontoon boat trailer cost? Our price guide for new and used pontoon trailers

Prices for pontoon trailers...

18'-20' $1,800 - $2,100

20'-22' $2,200-$2,500

24'-26' $3000-$3400

 

Check out these new and used pontoon boat trailers for sale

24' BUNK STYLE PONTOON TRAILER * DELUXE MODEL * ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW
24' BUNK STYLE PONTOON TRAILER * DELUXE MODEL * ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW $2,099.00
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24' PONTOON TRAILER BUNK STYLE *GALVANIZED * ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW!
24' PONTOON TRAILER BUNK STYLE *GALVANIZED * ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW! $2,499.00
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24' CRANK UP PONTOON TRAILER TANDEM AXLE *ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW!
24' CRANK UP PONTOON TRAILER TANDEM AXLE *ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW! $2,099.00
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 47m
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GALVANIZED 24' CRANK UP PONTOON TRAILER * ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW!
GALVANIZED 24' CRANK UP PONTOON TRAILER * ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW! $2,399.00
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24' BUNK STYLE PONTOON TRAILER ON SALE NOW *ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW!
24' BUNK STYLE PONTOON TRAILER  ON SALE NOW *ALL PONTOON TRAILERS ON SALE NOW! $1,999.00
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24ft Pontoon with Trailer & Evinrude 225HP Engine
24ft Pontoon with Trailer & Evinrude 225HP Engine $6,500.00
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2485 Tmltz Cruise tritoon pontoon boat with 150 and trailer
2485 Tmltz Cruise tritoon pontoon boat with 150 and trailer $33,999.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 48m
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1975 Harris Pontoon Boat w Motor & Trailer, Albemarle NC | No Fees & No Reserve
1975 Harris Pontoon Boat w Motor & Trailer, Albemarle NC | No Fees & No Reserve $1,030.00 (42 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 35m
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New-2785 Cascade Platinum EliteTahoe cruise pontoon boat 300 mercury and trailer
New-2785 Cascade Platinum EliteTahoe cruise pontoon boat 300 mercury and trailer $79,999.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 49m
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2685 Tmltz Cruise pontoon boat with 115 and trailer
2685 Tmltz Cruise pontoon boat with 115 and trailer $31,999.00
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 20m
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New-2585 Cascade Tahoe cruise pontoon boat 115 mercury and trailer
New-2585 Cascade Tahoe cruise pontoon boat 115 mercury and trailer $37,999.00
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2011 Sweet Water 2086 Pontoon; 90 hp Yamaha; Trailer; All Accessories
2011 Sweet Water 2086 Pontoon; 90 hp Yamaha; Trailer; All Accessories $19,550.00
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23 GT Cruise pontoon boat with 75 four stroke - dual bunk trailer
23 GT Cruise pontoon boat with 75 four stroke - dual bunk trailer $22,999.00
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New 20 ft Rear entry bowfish pontoon boat with 25 hp and trailer.
New 20 ft Rear entry bowfish pontoon boat with 25 hp and trailer. $17,999.00
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Being from Missouri I have possibly towed more single axle pontoon boat trailers than any man alive. Three years ago, I bought an older bunk-style pontoon boat trailer and it's in a remarkably good condition for its age. I've used it for thousands of miles (50,000+) and I've never lost a single load. Generally speaking, there are a few things I look for in a trailer. The most important is stability as it can easily tip over. Obviously, you're probably asking yourself what's the price of a used pontoon boat trailer? Read on and learn more.

Types of used pontoon boat trailers

I know that choosing a pontoon boat trailer is as important as choosing the boat itself. Usually, I pay close attention to the type of trailer to make my trip to the lake trouble-free. There are two types of tampon boat trailers - scissors and bunk-style.

While I own the two types, I have to admit that I love the bunk style (float-on pontoon) trailer as it fits directly under the pontoon for a calmer ride. More interestingly, it bought it with additional wheels for better stability. I find it convenient when hauling my boat for long distances. Not only that, it came with a brilliant braking system which comes in handy when I'm traveling at high speed. The only downside is that it's somewhat wide so it tends to occupy more space. I bought the trailer at $1,900. It fits 18-foot to 20-foot pontoon boats.

A couple of years ago, I purchased a center lift (up/down) trailer and it's still in good condition. Because the boat rests on the trailer, it's less tedious to get in and from the water. It's worth mentioning that the boat tends to get a bit unstable when traveling at high speeds. This is something I always consider when it comes to long hauls. I purchased the one that fits 23-foot to 24-foot pontoon boats at $2,550. The other model fits 25-foot to 26-foot boats. And guess what, I only paid $2,700.

Sizes of pontoon trailers

I'm always careful when choosing the right trailer size - it's amazing how many people get it wrong. Most manufacturers classify their trailers by size: WFB-120/10, PT-1925, PT-20/13, KDP-1820-27, and PT-20/13. The first number represents the boat length while the other one indicates the tire size. I've learned that a longer trailer allows for a tight turn. Needless to say, the extra length is essential when I'm trying to swing the trailer around.

The general rule of thumb is to ensure a trailer is 3 to 4 feet longer than the boat. For instance, I only use my 24 feet trailer to haul 20-foot pontoon boat. Likewise, I use the 28-foot trailer to tow a 24-foot boat. I've also realized that most 20-feet trailers have a 14 feet bunk. This is because pontoons have a nose that angle up. While there is no exact dimension for all brands, I only buy adjustable trailers. With the right tools, it takes about 10 minutes to set up. This is essential because all boats are heavier on the rear. I always ensure the tubes never extend any further than the trailer's length.

Another feature that determines the length is the winch stand. I have to ensure the front part of the boat sits towards the center of my trailer. I bought my single axle pontoon boat trailer at $1,850 and the 18-foot trailer at $2,550.

Axle

Over the years, I've learned that the performance of a boat trailer depends on the axles. Single axle trailers are easier to turn in hard-to-reach spots. Believe it or not, I can move my trailer by hand if I want to reach on something on my garage. On the other hand, a multi axle trailer is well-equipped to handle long hauls. It's also quite stable and keeps the boat safe even when one tire blows out.

A few years ago, I bought a 25-feet 2014 tandem MFI trailer that is sufficient for my pontoons. MFI makes quality trailers that come in different sizes. A single axle trailer carries 20-feet boats that weight up to 2200 pounds while a multi-axle trailer can carry 34-feet boats that weigh up to 6000 pounds.

In a nutshell, there are two types of axles: leaf spring or torsion. Leaf springs are less expensive but fail in the performance department while torsion axle is more expensive but perform better. I always do the `tip test' by trying to lift the wheels off the ground.

Popular brands of pontoon trailers

Some years back, I had a rough time taking my pontoon boat back and forth to the lake. Just like anything else, they come in different brands and sizes. Normally, the price of a used pontoon boat trailer will depend on the model. The main models include;

WFB114-10 single axle 18-foot to 20-foot Pontoon Boat Trailer

This trailer can fit a 20-foot boat and has a capacity of 2200 pounds. It features a heavy-duty handrail, deluxe winch, and wider steps for easy loading. Besides that, it comes with a 2700 torsion axle and 7-foot hydraulic brakes. A used trailer will cost $1,850 to $2,000.

Yacht club PTB2445T 22 to 24-foot Pontoon Trailer

This float-on trailer allows me to carry my pontoon boat effortlessly. It fits 24-foot boats and has a load capacity of 4400 pounds. The standard features include a reliable torsion axle, safety chains, and heavy-duty handrail. It costs $2,700 to $3,500.

Venture VP 24-25 Single Axle 22-24-foot Pontoon trailer

It's a tandem axle trailer designed to fit a 25-26-feet boat. It has a bed length of 22-feet and maximum load capacity of 2500 pounds. Cost: $2,200

Yacht Club P2223 20 to 22-feet Pontoon trailer

This trailer features surge brake system, tandem axle, deluxe winch stand, and a low profile suspension. It has a weight capacity of 2300 pounds. Of course, the extra platform design gives the boat extra support. Cost: $2,550

Yacht club PTB2644T 24-26 feet pontoon trailer

It comes with two axles, 12-inch radial tires, surge drum brakes, and a weight capacity of 4500 pounds. Cost: $3,400

Final thoughts

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to move a pontoon boat back and forth to the lake with the wrong trailer. To ensure my trip is always safe, I match the size of the trailer to that of the boat. For instance, I use a single axle trailer to carry 20-feet boats and a double axle trailer to carry 22 to 28-feet boats. Secondly, I match the tire type to the terrain. And because aluminum is lightweight I use less towing power. Lastly, I ensure the trailer fits my budget. The price of used pontoon boat trailers is at a range of $800 to $3,000.

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