05-22-2006, 01:43 PM #1
Trailer Guides - Low Cost easy solution
I have had trouble seeing where my trailer is when the SeaDoo is
not on it. So I came up with a simple solution that works great.
Get 2 of those bicycle warning flags. They're made out of fiberglass
and obtained at bike shops, about $8 each. I got one door hindge, took
it apart and glued a sawed off screw into the bottom of each circular
hole with JB weld. Then mounted them on trailer with 1/4" bolts. The poles slide in easily when I need to see where the trailer is and are also an aid for
the PWC returning to load up. I take them out when on the highway.
05-22-2006, 01:47 PM #2
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Good Idea! Looks good too!
05-22-2006, 03:43 PM #3
05-22-2006, 05:43 PM #4Originally Posted by Kinchyle
05-22-2006, 07:01 PM #5
05-22-2006, 07:01 PM #6
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tomgtv: dude that is an awsome idea!...PR...
05-22-2006, 07:25 PM #7Originally Posted by Fast-XPL
05-22-2006, 09:57 PM #8Originally Posted by Kinchyle
05-22-2006, 11:18 PM #9
I guarantee you can see it from a SUV. You can also get them in walmart I think too. I think pep boys , autozone has them too.
The picture on the box shows a truck with them and says they are lighted so you can see them in dark area's.
I believe they are geared for people pulling boats out at night.
I just like the LED's
05-23-2006, 07:28 AM #10
I also found the source of guides the truckers use.
They seemed to be a little overkill and are around $80.
They do blink with your turn signals and light with running lights.
The bike flag approach gives guides that are 56" high or 4'8"
and are removable.
I liked the LED lighted concept when I saw them, but I also wanted
to take them off for highway use. I also didn't want to worry about
running them over with th ski........ The orange flags come off very
easily, they're put on with a sleeve and a clip if you don't like 'em.
Just after finishing glueing the screw into the door hindge I thought
of an easier approach. The diameter of the bike flag is just slightly
smaller than a std. door hindge. All you have to do is put some electrical
tape or a tie wrap at the point where you want it to stop, presto you're
I have a BMW X5 which sit up high, when I put a trailer down a ramp, forget about seeing it, now it's a breeze.
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