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Boat U.S. I have just had a new trailer made made and it sits higher than the old trailer, same MFG and sits on the same bunker config. The launching and trailing of my boat is difficult due the new height. Is there a "Water line" recommedation hieght for trailers? Or how far back should the towing car/truck be to safely launch?. The new trailer forces my truck aft wheels to be submerge.
Answered on: 11/2005
Brian-- This is something your dealer should address. That said, a general rule is to launch with the trailer's wheels half submerged--something which clearly isn't happening in your case. In addition, I would be concerned about submerging the tow vehcile's exhaust pipe while launching and retrieving (and I know many boaters think nothing of doing this). You have a few options--one is to extend the trailer tongue so the tow vehicle's rear wheels aren't going into the water as much as they are now. The other is to simply lower the bunks/rollers on the trailer if they are adjustable. Good luck with this. Take it to the dealer first. George
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