Marine Grade Aluminum provides superior protection against corrosion in saltwater sensitive applications. This makes our aluminum fenders a superior choice for your winter-use trailer or fishing boat!
Round Style (See Photo)
Width: 10 3/4"
15" .063" Aluminum Back (Welded In)
How to Install:
This fender has a 1" radius lip on the front and a 90 degree angle back to provide universal mounting to either side of your trailer. There are no pre-drilled holes. Mount with the flat surface flush with the trailer. This fender features the back plate welded into place.
General Fender Description:
These fenders are American Made, and provide an excellent option for your trailer. This fender is 32"x 10 3/4" made with .080 5052 marine grade aluminum and provides protection for single axle trailers. They have a smooth brushed aluminum finish and come shipped to you with a protective plastic adhered to the fender.
I had previously tried some aluminum fenders without the backing plate and found them to be not very sturdy. I only had about three screws that were securely attached to frame members of the trailer. As a result, the screws tore through the lip of the fender rather quickly.
These fenders with the backing plate are much sturdier and offer more flexible mounting options. Although the backing plate is only welded to the fender in a few spots and not in a continuous seam, it seemed more than enough to hold the two pieces together securely. I was able to then use screws with fender washers to securely fasten the fenders to my trailer in multiple places. I don’t anticipate them coming off very easily.
As far as fit and finish of the fenders, the fender itself is covered in a plastic that protects the aluminum until it has been installed. You just peel it off when you are done. The two fenders I received had very minor dents on the outside lip, probably occurred between manufacturing and delivery. None were significant enough to even repair or bend back into shape.
So far I am very pleased with the fenders and installation.Thomas Cowden
October 28th 2017