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Adding folding tongue to boat trailer.
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02/19/2008
From Bloomington
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I have a galvanized trailer for my 19ft glass boat.

It currently has hydraulic brakes with no folding tongue. I am wanting to get it to fit in my garage for this season.

Has anyone added the hinge to a trailer? I assume I can just ad a flex hose for the brake line. Or is it best to convert to electric brakes.

Has anyone done this?

Lessons learned?

Posted on: 2017/4/3 21:36
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Re: Adding folding tongue to boat trailer.
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From Duluth
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found this conversion kit in a google search

https://www.etrailer.com/question-61161.html

Posted on: 2017/4/4 9:35
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Re: Adding folding tongue to boat trailer.
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orandausa:

I'm half way done putting a Fulton Heavy duty Fold-Away Coupler/Bracket Kit on. I bought this from Cabela's for $91.*

I've had to cut and re-route the light wiring and the safety Chains need to be moved behind the folding bracket. The instructions also address brake lines. It says as long as you leave enough slack in the line
so you can pivot the bracket and protect it so it can't be pinched or broken you should be OK.

P.S. My trailer is the 3x3 steel, I'm sure yours is at least 3x4. I had to put this on due to the increased size of the new Merc I put on verses the Johnson I took off.

I'd send a pic of the instructions but the file size is larger than 2 megs.

Good luck

Posted on: 2017/4/4 9:50
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Re: Adding folding tongue to boat trailer.
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Thanks guys.


Looks like I should be able to replace the metal line with flex brake line. I hate surge brakes that have a stop that has to be put in place to back up but not sure I want to spend $500+ minimum to convert to have it be electric controlled hydraulic. But we all know what B.O.A.T. stands for.

Posted on: 2017/4/4 10:40
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