Blazer Bay 2020 trailer trouble

Blazer Bay 2020 trailer trouble

Postby blazerbay2020 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:45 pm

I have a 07 2020 ordered new at the New Orleans boat show in Feb 07. I picked up the boat in April 07 at cypress cove in Slidell, LA. Since this time, 1 year ago, I am currently on my third trailer axle on the starline single axle trailer. The tires are wearing out on the inside from the edge about 3/4'' in to a real worn state while the rest of the tire looks to be wearing normally. I first made cypress cove aware of this problem in August 07. I brought the boat in and starline came and changed the axle for the first time, replacing the axle, bearings wheels, tires. They changed the whole thing. Then around the end of november 07 I noticed the wearing of the tires to be the same. So I contacted Starline directly. The owner, Don Gilbert, sent 2 employees to my home in Louisiana and had them change the whole axle setup again in my drive way this past January. (Great Service huh?) This time upgrading from a 3500 lb axle to a 3750 lb. Now already only 3 months and maybe 1000 miles later the wearing of the tires is the same. Well I contacted Don at Starline again to make him aware the problem wasn't fixed. He asked if I can have the whole rig weighed and get back with him. I went to a truck weighing station and the rig loaded on the trailer weighed 3600 lbs. A little more than I thought it would be. So I let him know and he wants to send me new wheels with radial tires and see if this solves the problem. When I asked him what blazer said about the problem he said that they said the rig shouldn't weigh that much. I'm still uncertain what I should do in this situation. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I will post pics of the current tires that are only 3 months old and have maybe 1000 miles on them in a day or two. Just looking for a little feed back and some suggestions on how I should pursue this problem and who it should be pursued with? (Blazer, Starline, Cypress Cove?) Thanks a bunch! I just located this forum and I am looking forward to being a very active member!
Leigh Veron
2007 Blazer Bay 2020
2007 Yamaha 200Z HPDI
Gonzales, LA
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Re: Blazer Bay 2020 trailer trouble

Postby briscoec » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:57 pm

I feel your pain brother. I bought my 2020 in July 07 and didn't relize my (their) single axle trailer problem was global until I read it on this board, recently. I said something to my dealer about it when I noticed it more on the driver side tire and they said I needed to change to a true trailer tire. I did repalce that one and ended up putting my spare on the passenger side. I called Blazer and they said I should be hearing back from
starline this wee. I will say, I really enjoy my boat though............

I'm concerned the design using a hydraulically bent square tubing allows too much flex for the weight. The tandem axle probably spreads it out better. I'm not sure how Starline is going to deal with me. You know they tried to provide a product that would keep the cost down for us. How much can they afford to spend on each complaint before they get wiped out? I hope that I can another axle and do the labor myself. I have the garage and skills to take care of it. The problem is the flexing tubing. Oiy vay.

It just breaks my heart.
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Re: Blazer Bay 2020 trailer trouble

Postby tinrat » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:23 pm

I have a Blazer 2020 with the Starline single axle torsion bar trailer also. The Passenger side tire has worn completely bald on the inside and to a lesser degree the driver's side tire is wearing on the inside. My dealer has given me the stock answer of tire pressures. My local tire guy says this isn't so. My local front end man checked and said that the tire is toed out at the bottom. Another trailer guy told me that Tie Down Engineering that makes the axle assemblies has had some problems with the cords inside the torsion axles and that it looks like this is what has happened to my trailer. He also told me that Tie Down warrants the axles for 3 years. My boat is untowable unless I put new tires on the trailer, but I don't want to do that until the problem is corrected. So guess my Blazer won't be fishing. By the way, I love the boat, I'm just wondering if they should have put a tandem trailer under it.
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Re: Blazer Bay 2020 trailer trouble

Postby blazer butch » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:35 am

have you contacted don at starline? he will help you solve the issue, weather its tires, axels or what ever. please give him a call at, 850- 994- 0600. let us know what the out come is.
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Re: Blazer Bay 2020 trailer trouble

Postby tinrat » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:50 pm

I contacted Don at Starline and Rene at Blazer. Both were very helpful. Don is going to replace my axle assembly with a heavier one and I am going to replace the biase ply tires with radials. I hope this cures the problem. I love the boat and have been having good luck with the trout and redfish. Sometimes I tow a couple hundred miles to fish, so it's imperative that the trailer holds up.
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Re: Blazer Bay 2020 trailer trouble

Postby tinrat » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:51 pm

Just a follow up. I took my 2020 trailer to Don at Starline in Pace, FL. The guys there were very cordial. They changed my 3500 lb axle to a 3750 lb axle. They installed Goodyear Marathon radials that I furnished. I feel partially responsible since I didn't notice the tire wear in time to save the original tires, hence me furnishing the tires. Don says that a lot of the issues have been resolved by just changing the tires from biase to radials. He says he feels this will correct my problems. I'm a happy and loyal Blazer Bay owner. Now I've got to get some jackets and caps.
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