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  • Foldable Wakeboard Tower

    Any suggestion on foldable wake tower??? Looking to get one for my Tahoe 215 Xi . I store my boat on a lift under a canopy and would like to keep doing that. So the tower has to be easy to fold, preferably one person job.....appreciate your experienced advise..Thanks.

  • #2
    Most of them fold. Typically a couple knobs at the top and a couple knobs at the front legs for a 4 leg tower.

    Pretty basic one that folds with only 2 knobs
    http://www.aerialwakeboarding.com/v/...-ascent-pa.asp
    2012 Malibu VTX 5.7 Monsoon 350
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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply. Actually, I am looking for folding as a feature since I've to fold it every time before getting on to the lift. Based on my online research, I could narrow it down to Monster MTK, Aerial Free Ride and Roswell Avaitor. I really like MTK but Monster don't talk much about the foldability or ease of it. Roswell do but it looks a bit expensive which is fine if it serves the purpose. If I can get some first hand information from someone who has used these towers, it'll be very helpful....

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      • #4
        One thing to keep in mind when looking at towers that fold is where do they fold to? That is going to be more important than how easy they fold if you are trying to climb in and out of the boat at your lift with the tower down. My current tower folds forward and basically sits behind the windshield, makes it very easy to get in and out of boat from the back seat with it down. My last one was a 4 legged tower that folded back, sitting on the engine box. You had to climb over it to get out of the boat or squeeze under the arch.

        Picture of them side by side so you can see what I mean
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        • #5
          Thanks again. That's a very good point to think about accessibility while the tower is down. I am moving toward the forward fold/forward inclined options. Which brand is of your current tower (Forward Folding one) can you share your insight/experience on that?

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          • #6
            Current tower is a 2012 factory Malibu G3 tower, not something that you can buy for aftermarket applications. It uses 2 stainless knobs that you unscrew to fold the tower, newer versions have latches/levers.

            I'd have a look at some of Roswells other towers, they have a few different kinds that fold forward and they design and build OEM towers for a lot of major boat brands
            https://roswellmarine.com/wakeboardtowers.php

            I think they start around 2K for just a tower and no racks

            2012 Malibu VTX 5.7 Monsoon 350
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            • #7
              I have a Monster tower, although I'm not sure which model,, the previous owner had it installed. One person can fold it easily by loosening two knobs and folding it back. But like Old Jeep said, it's a pain to climb over when trying to get in the boat with it folded down . Otherwise I really like it

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              • #8
                I have a Monster MT2 and it folds to the rear. Not the model your looking at. I have seen several Monster MTK's and they can either fold to the front or rear, it depends how they are installed. Unscrew the knob and they fold down.
                Current boat: 2011 Tahoe 216WT 5.0 MPI / Alpha 1.47:1 gear ratio / 17p SS prop. /Monster Tower

                Former boats: 1969 Glasspar, 1978 Crestliner and 1997 Starcraft 1810SS

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                • #9
                  Here is the manual for the MTK
                  Current boat: 2011 Tahoe 216WT 5.0 MPI / Alpha 1.47:1 gear ratio / 17p SS prop. /Monster Tower

                  Former boats: 1969 Glasspar, 1978 Crestliner and 1997 Starcraft 1810SS

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                  • #10
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                    Thanks for the reply. I am really down to Monster MTK Vs Roswell Aviator and hoping some one with practical experience can chime on and shed some more light to help me make a decision.

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