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turning my bunk trailer to rollers...

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I realize we are in the middle of winter here, but this brutal cold snap has me thinking abouit open water.

I have an old trailer for my old 16' Lowe boat. Have really struggled with my bunks last year...just can't seem to get my boat onto the trailer without alot of arm work. I know ir shouldn't be that hard to get the boat up there. I even bought new hardware anf wood, and adjusted things several times but still the same problem.

So now I am thinking about the cost of buying the hardware to turn my trailer over to rollers. I don't necessarily need to have brand new equipment, used will do as long as all parts are in working order. Any idea on where I can purchase needed parts, and how much it would cost? I live in the TC metro area.

Thanks!

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I put a few ideas in your post in the metro forum. Maybe might help some. Good luck.

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Thanks, i'll check it out!

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You can remove your bunks and add rollers, depending on your trailer it shouldn't be very tough.

First of all check with same brand dealer, then lookup online to find better prices. Many trailers nowadays have the group of rollers bolted to frame, it's very easy to install them.

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On a similar note, I would like to change mine from rollers to bunks. Anyone know if it is difficult to correctly set the bunks for the specific boat to be loaded?

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Just get a spray can of pure silicone and spray the whole thing into the carpet. The bunks need to be dry. I do this once a year. Usually after fishing during the day so the bunks are dry. Before I load the boat I spray a whole can into the bunks carpet. Be careful. The boat can slide off just like it's on a roller trailer.You can't unhook the boat untill it's over the water.

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I also spray the bunks with silscone and have no problem loading the boat then.

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Think I'll try the silicone spray thing out. Thanks guys!

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