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Old 14 December 2016, 06:47   #1
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Trailer Customisation - Extending Drawbar

Check out custom fabrication work I have had done to my boat trailer.

- Fold out extending draw bar. Check out how it is secured in place in both the open and closed positions.
- Additional Prop Stand so can adjust jockey wheel when not connected to a vehicle.
- Relocated spare wheel up high onto the winch tower. Original Snipe mounting point too low as it grounds out even when being towed by a Discovery when making transition from slipway to horizontal ground.

All work done by Towbars : Front Push Towbars : Towing Brackets : Watling Engineers UK in St. Albans who have done a first class job ! All in for £650 inc VAT.











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Old 14 December 2016, 06:55   #2
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A guide price may help others?

I've seen a kit in USA with same features and looked identical to be honest, good to see options here though.
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A guide price may help others?

I've seen a kit in USA with same features and looked identical to be honest, good to see options here though.
Updated post with price. To be clear, this is bespoke fabrication, not a kit. Dropped it in Monday AM, finished Tuesday PM.
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Old 14 December 2016, 07:25   #4
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does it drop onto a tow ball when folded back to?
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Yup. Neat eh?
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Yup. Neat eh?
yes it is like to see it in action when you get a chance brief report on its benifit over what you had guessing its to keep the vehicle completely out of the water?
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Its to deal with shallow water at slips and to keep car out of water / off dodgy terrain. Will report back when used it.
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Heres a video of it in action:

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The one I seen was identical in how it worked and latched on when not in use but I can't remember the cost of the kit, given it was probably in USA we can assume it won't be cheap to get it here though.

If I find it I will add a link.

650 quid is surprising but as bespoke it will vary on who you get to do it. Someone here should make a bolt on kit and make a few bob.
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