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  • Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

    The EZloader that came under my new Islander 221 doesn't have a swing tongue.
    The kit is around $500 in Canada and I was thinking about installing one to lessen the length.
    Has anyone heard of any issues regarding the swing tongue EZloader kit? I remember year ago there was some kind of recall for washers but I can't exactly remember if it was a real safety issue.

  • #2
    Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

    If it is like the factory installed ez loader folding tongue... they work great. My buddy has one and its a good solid unit. No issues. That being said... there are many other cheaper options.


    Post #27 & 35 pics of what i installed on my trailer... $59 and some time. Plus paint, etc... but i think it looks factory.
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....folding+tongue

    Here's an easier... more for the weekend DIY'r. It's a bolt on job
    http://www.iboats.com/Fulton-Fold-Aw...view_id.275504

    Post a pic of your tongue and people will get you a number of different options. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by 90stingray; March 7th, 2012, 10:16 PM. Reason: added link
    1990 Stingray 536ZPX 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
    2001 Glastron GX185 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
    2012 Yamaha SX190 1.8L Jet Boat
    Tow rig - 2013 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

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    • #3
      Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

      Did you come up with anything yet??
      1990 Stingray 536ZPX 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
      2001 Glastron GX185 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
      2012 Yamaha SX190 1.8L Jet Boat
      Tow rig - 2013 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

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      • #4
        Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

        The hard ware that EZ loader uses iis made by Fulton
        You can buy it dirrect from fulton
        There web sight has instructions
        Looks like the hardest part is making a straight cut on the frame

        Harry

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        • #5
          Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

          Here is a link with pictures regarding the installation of the swing away tongue for my trailer, hope its helps.

          2000 SSi 196 Chaparral Sport

          2001 Sea Ray 186

          1993 Glastron SSV190
          Deck Restoratiion
          Swing Away Tongue
          Transom Restoration
          13 X 21 Stiletto SS Prop
          Trailer Crossmember Repair

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          • #6
            Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

            Originally posted by krakatoa View Post
            Here is a link with pictures regarding the installation of the swing away tongue for my trailer, hope its helps.
            That's a great looking installation and a perfect solution where parking space is tight. I have no experience with the swing away tongue, but one of our local fishing sites has several posts from members that have had problems with the bolt or pin shearing. They all recommend pulling the pin and bolt regularly to check for problems and always carry a spare of each on board.

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            • #7
              Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

              Originally posted by ryoung View Post
              That's a great looking installation and a perfect solution where parking space is tight. I have no experience with the swing away tongue, but one of our local fishing sites has several posts from members that have had problems with the bolt or pin shearing. They all recommend pulling the pin and bolt regularly to check for problems and always carry a spare of each on board.
              This one has been installed for 2 1/2 years now, a lot miles on road without problems. Up to day still like the first day.

              2000 SSi 196 Chaparral Sport

              2001 Sea Ray 186

              1993 Glastron SSV190
              Deck Restoratiion
              Swing Away Tongue
              Transom Restoration
              13 X 21 Stiletto SS Prop
              Trailer Crossmember Repair

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              • #8
                Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

                I contacted ezloader again and the kit is complete with new brake lines and will retain my warranty.
                I am just waiting until I finally get my new boat home so I can unwrap her and a look at the trailer to make sure I am getting exactly what I need.
                There is no cutting or welding. The kit replaces the entire forward section and includes the swing tongue already set up. Its just a matter of unbolting one and installing the other.

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                • #9
                  Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

                  Originally posted by ricohman View Post
                  I contacted ezloader again and the kit is complete with new brake lines and will retain my warranty.
                  I am just waiting until I finally get my new boat home so I can unwrap her and a look at the trailer to make sure I am getting exactly what I need.
                  There is no cutting or welding. The kit replaces the entire forward section and includes the swing tongue already set up. Its just a matter of unbolting one and installing the other.
                  Could you provide apicture of the kit you just mentioned here? Model and or part number, would like to seethat one.

                  2000 SSi 196 Chaparral Sport

                  2001 Sea Ray 186

                  1993 Glastron SSV190
                  Deck Restoratiion
                  Swing Away Tongue
                  Transom Restoration
                  13 X 21 Stiletto SS Prop
                  Trailer Crossmember Repair

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                  • #10
                    Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

                    Its in my office email and I will do just that next week.
                    Looks simple to install, but I want to make sure I can do I can do it with the boat on the trailer. But I can always take tools to the lake and I sure I could convince a buddy to take the Islander fishing for the morning

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                    • #11
                      Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

                      This may not work but here it is.SWing Tongue Kit.pdf

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                      • #12
                        Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

                        So that's $500? Seems pretty expensive. The folding portion looks exactly like my $59 unit i installed on my trailer...whatever works for ya tho. Click image for larger version

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                        I suppose since you are getting brand new, it would be hard to cut and weld on the trailer. And if you need to have a warranty, then use their provided kit
                        1990 Stingray 536ZPX 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
                        2001 Glastron GX185 4.3 Mercruiser - SOLD
                        2012 Yamaha SX190 1.8L Jet Boat
                        Tow rig - 2013 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

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                        • #13
                          Re: Thinking about installing an ez loader swing tongue kit

                          It does seem expensive and I own three welders!
                          But it includes the brake lines and small parts and it retains the warranty on the new trailer. And it comes painted to match.
                          I need to do some measuring when I bring it home. The boat may be to tall to fit inside my 8ft garage door.

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                          • #14
                            90stingray...... do you have a make and model or part number for the hinge you used??? That is the exact application I need.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by jmoore7878 View Post
                              90stingray...... do you have a make and model or part number for the hinge you used??? That is the exact application I need.
                              This is a 5 1/2 year old thread and stingray hasn't been here in 6 months.

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