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Old 08-28-2012, 04:00 AM
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:22 PM
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Or safety cable. I use both.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:49 PM
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Yes, I used to have a front strap too...
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I thought you were going to say you shot a deformed deer.

I would pissed if I shot a deer and it had no back straps.
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Wouldn't you have disconnected the trailer and then winched the trailer under the boat?
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Wouldn't you have disconnected the trailer and then winched the trailer under the boat?
The front end of the trailer would have popped up. Been there done that.

I forgot to put the locking hitch pin on my dump trailer one day I had a full load and when I started tilting the trailer to dump it , it popped off the ball and the trailer hitch ended up at a 45 degree angle 5' in the air. Guys next to me were laughing their ass off. Then came over and it took four of us to get it dumped and hooked up again. Put a nice dent in the tailgate as well.
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
I thought you were going to say you shot a deformed deer.

I would pissed if I shot a deer and it had no back straps.
ME TOO
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I have seen a similiar accident (after reconstruction we revealed) where the tailer rollers gave away causing the bow to raise fast pulling out the bow hook and the old worn nylon safety straps broke. Fortunalely the speed was about 2 mph tring to leave a steep hill stop sign. So there may have been straps here? - didn't watch the video.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
The front end of the trailer would have popped up. Been there done that.

I forgot to put the locking hitch pin on my dump trailer one day I had a full load and when I started tilting the trailer to dump it , it popped off the ball and the trailer hitch ended up at a 45 degree angle 5' in the air. Guys next to me were laughing their ass off. Then came over and it took four of us to get it dumped and hooked up again. Put a nice dent in the tailgate as well.
Right, the front of the trailer would pop up, that's the idea. Then instead of dragging the boat, you allow the trailer to get pulled under the boat. When it is on completely the tongue weight will bring it back down on the hitch wheel/jack. Then you just hook back up like normal.
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Right, the front of the trailer would pop up, that's the idea. Then instead of dragging the boat, you allow the trailer to get pulled under the boat. When it is on completely the tongue weight will bring it back down on the hitch wheel/jack. Then you just hook back up like normal.
If you did it like this,what is to stop the trailer from rolling forward? That's a whole lot of stress on the tongue jack,while trying to winch it back on the trailer. Better to leave the trailer hitched to truck.
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Wow, Was waiting for a winch, winch strap, strap hook, bow eye failure during that dry retrieval. At least the guy was standing off to the side. I was waiting for a single lane ramp once while a guy was retrieving his 24' sailboat with the trailer too far out of the water. He was straddling the tongue directly ahead of the winch so I warned him to get off to the side. Immediately after he moved and resumed cranking the hook broke and the remainder of the hook went through the rear window of his SUV. His head would been directly in the path.
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Originally Posted by propnut_57 View Post
If you did it like this,what is to stop the trailer from rolling forward? That's a whole lot of stress on the tongue jack,while trying to winch it back on the trailer. Better to leave the trailer hitched to truck.
Where is it rolling? And what stress are you talking about?

I've done it like this many times and it works fine.
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