Aluminum Diamond Plate Fenders mount to a boat trailers frame in a variety of ways. In some cases there are brackets already bolted or welded to the trailers frame to which you will simply bolt the replacement fender using Boat Trailer Bolts and you will be good to go. However, sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you need alternative methods of mounting your fender to your trailer. Check out our selection of Boat Trailer Fender Mounting Brackets to see if one particular style strikes you.
Keep in mind when mounting your fender to your trailer to leave enough space above the trailer tires. As your trailer goes over bumps, down ramps, or any area that causes the springs or torsion arms to flex, your tires will travel upward. You want to be mindful of this to ensure your tires will not rub against your fender. Also, be mindful of your fenders location in relation to your boats hull. In most cases the trailer manufacturer placed your trailer fenders in a precise location on purpose, sometimes very close to the hull of the boat. They do this to keep the ride height of your boat as low as safely possible, for better trailering and easier unloading and loading. If you are not mindful of this, and decide to do the replacement with the boat off the trailer, it is possible that you may mount your new fender in a position where the boat will impact the fender once you load the boat back on the trailer.
Some of our fenders come with pre-drilled holes, others do not. Therefore you may need to drill holes in the ends of the fenders for installation, which can be done with any generic electric drill. Also, installing the Aluminum Fender Steps to mount your trailer fenders will require drilling mounting holes, as the fender steps do not have any pre-drilled holes.
Having fenders is essential to the trailering of your boat. Trailer fenders are a sure way to protect your boat from debris kicked up by the trailer tires. Also, a very important factor is the legal aspects, as trailers are required to have fenders around the tires.