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Trailer tongue extension

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Yep, ugliest trailer hitch yall have ever seen. However, this modified hitch now gives me the opportunity to slide the trailer itself back an additional 8 feet at the ramp and I now no longer even get a tire wet. This is a common practice in Hawaii as the seastate usually causes some surges at the marina ramps which usually will soak your rear end and/or bumper on a rougher day. After doing this numerous times (still washing down the rear hardware on the Tahoe), I still had my rear brakes and exhaust pipes deteriate much more rapid then they should have. So I broke out the wallet and did like the locals do and buy this extension. Cost was around $600 over there to have it done and now I stay high and dry.

Don't know if there is a need here in FL and even if any trailer shop would even perform such a weld job. However if there are any of you still dunking yall's vehicles in the drink just to get your boat to float off of the trailer, this may be a good idea for ya.

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I've heard of this before. Thank you for the good pix's.

However in our area we have such a small tide change that it would not be needed.

With that said, when I order a trailer I have them add 18in to 2ft more on the tong over what they do as standard. That small amount makes a world of difference in our area.

This is the kind of thing you can get when you know about it and ask for it. Deal with a trailer company that will do custom work like Hi tech Marine in Panama City. Fl.

It is for sure that what you see is what you get when buying a trailer from a lot ready to go and it will have what ever they deam as standard for the tong length and it's usually kinda short.
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