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Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

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  • #16
    Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

    Originally posted by Alan Calfer View Post
    That is an awesome gadget, anyone know how much?
    399.99 or 3 payments of 133.00 lol
    1990 Cobalt 223 Condurre
    7.4L/Bravo One

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    • #17
      Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

      You really need to learn how to market.....

      It's only twenty payments of $19.99!

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      • #18
        Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

        Unless of course he's able to do that in about 18" of water!

        I bet he's smart enough to not be loading that boat in only 18" of water. There are some places that can handle boats larger than big jons ...

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        • #19
          Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

          Originally posted by Alan Calfer View Post
          That is an awesome gadget, anyone know how much?
          I've seen it for around $300. I wonder if they have a try-it-before-you-buy-it plan.
          Dan
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          • #20
            Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

            I added a winch to my pickup bed. My back wasn't going to stand hand-cranking a 5500 lb boat onto the trailer for very long, and I operate solo a lot. I have a remote control for the winch, so loading is a breeze. Also added a step to the front trailer post so I can easily climb on or off the bow at the ramp.

            It's definitely homemade. We welded a receiver tube to the 5th wheel frame (you can see the pin lock in the pic). The opposite side has plates that lock the battery in when it's installed. The winch is welded to an old hitch shank. To remove I just unlock the pin and pull it out (I have quick disconnects for the battery). It's low enough I can use my fifth wheel without removing it, if I'm careful when backing under the fiver.

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            • #21
              Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

              Swing away hitch sure save a whack on the shin bone

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              • #22
                Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                A slip so I didn't have to bother with trailering.


                I tried to contain myself...but I escaped!

                Scott & Roxanne
                1989 Carver Santego 30
                Twin Merc 5.7L Alphas

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                • #23
                  Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                  LED lights. Got tired of changing bulbs. I know what your thinking and I had waterproof housings and never popped a bulb. They would just blow the filaments. I even had the glass globe fall out of the base on one.


                  DLH

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                  • #24
                    Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                    Originally posted by Alan Calfer View Post
                    Hey All,

                    What's the most useful thing you've ever bought, found or made for boat trailers?
                    That's easy, a BOAT !!!
                    Don S.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                      Originally posted by airdvr1227 View Post
                      A slip so I didn't have to bother with trailering.
                      Ha! Not sure that qualifies as an "accessory", or I would throw in davits off the seawall.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                        That's a great idea, how long did it take you put together?

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                        • #27
                          Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                          My Ford truck to pull it and the boat to the lake.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                            .

                            Not too sure if I have one specific "Most USEFUL" item.

                            Many DIY upgrades to my combo are:
                            - Electric brakes on single axle trailer. Must have when towing with light weight Tow Vehicle.
                            - Re-position trailer axle "under" leaf springs - to raise trailer 4" higher.
                            - Trailer Guides (built them myself).
                            - Transom saver (built it myself).
                            - Spare tire mounting kit
                            - Spare tire
                            - Battery switch on the boat's battery post (to stop battery from draining over time).
                            - Manual Tilt/Trim switch on motor to allow me to fit transom saver bar into position - while holding the transom bar into position.
                            - Self adjusting Smart Tabs SX (to lift rear of boat up) - to bring boat faster to plain.
                            - LED light assemblies with LED Marker lights (LED takes water exposure abuse - especially cold water).
                            - Two different size props. The 4-blade for tubing and the 3-blade for long distance cruising. Both props (and tools) with my boat and one is used for spare.

                            IMO, all these items are important - for 17" Bayliner boat & Capri trailer combo.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                              Transom saver.

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                              • #30
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                                Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                                Baba-buoy.

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