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Old 06-14-2019, 10:06 AM
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I'm planning on installing trailer guides on my panga boat trailer since I load and unload at a very steep ramp and I feel it would help a lot with positioning the boat correctly. Do you guys have any youtube videos, tutorials or ideas on how to make some without having to buy some generic ones?
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Backing trailer in to the correct depth for your setup is key.
guides help if its windy, current
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Originally Posted by wetneck View Post
Backing trailer in to the correct depth for your setup is key.
guides help if its windy, current
They also help when using a steep ramp.
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You can buy a pair starting around $60 so I'm not sure trying to make some would be worth the time and effort.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
They also help when using a steep ramp.
they help if you back the trailer in to far on a steep ramp!

when you back the trailer in the correct distance/depth the hull slides up the bunks and the bunks guide it to where it needs to be. only one way it can go. if too much bunk is under water then it allows the ass end to swing all over the place.
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https://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-trailers-60/
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Friend of mine paid like $40 for some with the overtons discount
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Don't get the ones with ROUND bases. The square tube don't bend over.
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Any recommendations on brands?
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I get mine off Ebay for the Pro Line. They come in different heights. Metal curve for strength and PVC where ut touches the boat.
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I have CE Smith ones with the lighted tops.

Work great, especially at night with the lights on. Highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
Don't get the ones with ROUND bases. The square tube don't bend over.
Exactly!!
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Never needed them b4. But I installed them to keep my lights out of saltwater.
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https://www.ebay.com/i/152746279042?chn=ps
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Originally Posted by Maranvin View Post
Never needed them b4. But I installed them to keep my lights out of saltwater.
Speaking of lights, here's a craigslist truck tail lights with reverse lights at $15/pr that I bought and mounted on the guides for backing up in the dark. Works great !



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Try Easternmarine.com
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I bought these lights from ebay they are 12 light led strips brake, park and turn best part they were $18
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I used 2" PVC conduit for mine with the regular 90 degree sweeps and a pipe running across the rear trailer cross member with bolts through 2 existing holes so I was only drilling the pipe. I didn't think they would last long but 10 years layer they are still doing fine. Since I got the pipe and sweeps free it was just an experiment but that stuff is really not expensive. Two sweeps, 2 10' sticks of pipe and some galvanized bolts, nuts and washers is all you need

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Originally Posted by Pangdango View Post

I bought these lights from ebay they are 12 light led strips brake, park and turn best part they were $18
are the lights replaceable?
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Originally Posted by Maranvin View Post
are the lights replaceable?
LEDS sealed in. You would replace the whole light.

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