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    Default Trailer jacks and folding/removable tongue ideas

    I'm redoing the trailer under the Daytona and am planning on either a removable or folding tongue and am curious as to what you guys might have or recommend.

    Also, what kind of folding jacks to you guys have? I have a old cheapy bolt on one temporarily but plan on upgrading it to something better.

    Thanks...........john

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    Hey John, My old boat had a removable tongue it was an 18' Crusader it was great. My boat Now is a TPR Deck with a swing away tongue. I'm glag I don't have to pick it up."they are heavy" It swings in place and drop the pin in. I think the swing away is more convienent, My jack is the norm swing up also pin pops in. My Trailer is "upgraded" with 2x6 box rails it is beefy!Probably should have went triple axel but at the time I built the boat $ was tight. One thing I would think about is a padded stop and winch in the front.Way easier than a drawbar especially in the dark.
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    My tailor has a removable tongue that works really well for my application. It has a 3 1/2 box tube fixed to the tailor and the removable/sliding part is 3x3. Its normal length for towing and with the pull of a pin it extends another 2' for launching, or all the way out for storage. Its nice for beach launching cause my truck tires stay on dry land the whole time. I could post pics if interested. Really simple set-up the works exceptionally well.

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    Thanks guys. If you have some pictures, I'd love to see them. Thanks again

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    I wil txt you some pic's of the trailer on my 19 John, has a removable tounge and works great!! We also did a big folding tounge on Mikes 25 that Brian nnow owns if you wants pic of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownboosted View Post
    I wil txt you some pic's of the trailer on my 19 John, has a removable tounge and works great!! We also did a big folding tounge on Mikes 25 that Brian nnow owns if you wants pic of that.
    Thay would be awesome Travis. Thanks!

    Now I just gotta get my welder to get his ass home so I can put him to work

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    We did this one on my trailer when we converted it from a standard road trailer to a dolly road trailer. I also fabricated a wheel set up that bolts on in place of the tongue for rolling it around the shop and winching it into a trailer...

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    We have a swing away tongue with a flip down wheel/crank on our ski boat. OK for a ski boat but to ugly to go on my flat IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    We did this one on my trailer when we converted it from a standard road trailer to a dolly road trailer. I also fabricated a wheel set up that bolts on in place of the tongue for rolling it around the shop and winching it into a trailer...

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    We have a swing away tongue with a flip down wheel/crank on our ski boat. OK for a ski boat but to ugly to go on my flat IMHO
    That looks really clean David. Thanks for the picture

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    old tongue

    new detachable tongue

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    Here is what we did on my Spectra, used quick coupler for Brakes.
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    I personally have had both.
    Detachable is heavy yes, but the benefit is you can leave your boat-trailer at the river and take the tung with you, less likely of your boat being stolen.

    Currently I have a swing away tung, connivence is there, saves room front to back but if I had my choice i would go with a detachable.

    Also if u are going to modify your trailer and live in the so cal area then give "Roke" trailers a call, they build nice trailers.
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    Heres some pics of mine
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    Heres the one we built for my 19 John. Sorry it wasn't here for you to see in person when you picked up the 21'.




    If you do a swing away, you can always remove the pivot side bolt/pin and remove the tongue too.

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    If your looking for cheap and easy swing away, take a look at this link.
    http://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/ite...n=OneStopFeed&
    My buddy bought the weld on kit and turned out really nice.
    Just another option for ya.

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