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    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.
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    Good Idea! Looks good too!

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    I bought these at bass pro shops for 20
    http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...=SearchResults

    They give you the mounting hardware to connect next to the lights.
    Led looks cool too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinchyle
    I bought these at bass pro shops for 20
    http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...=SearchResults

    They give you the mounting hardware to connect next to the lights.
    Led looks cool too.
    How tall are the poles? According to the link, they are either 28" or 2.13" tall or just over 2 foot. Is that correct? That seems too short to be useful.

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    very good idea !

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    tomgtv: dude that is an awsome idea!...PR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast-XPL
    Quote Originally Posted by Kinchyle
    I bought these at bass pro shops for 20
    http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...=SearchResults

    They give you the mounting hardware to connect next to the lights.
    Led looks cool too.
    How tall are the poles? According to the link, they are either 28" or 2.13" tall or just over 2 foot. Is that correct? That seems too short to be useful.
    I tow in a car and I can see them from my rear view and they are lighted. They are almost they same height as the handlebars. I have mine mounted to the rear lights which I have switch to led. I'll post pics later. I love these poles because I can now see the trailer when I back out and looks great with the LED tail lights. Wish I could figure out how to get them to blink with the turn signal too. I would think it would need some sorty of relay between the turn wire and stop power wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinchyle
    Quote Originally Posted by Fast-XPL
    Quote Originally Posted by Kinchyle
    I bought these at bass pro shops for 20
    http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...=SearchResults

    They give you the mounting hardware to connect next to the lights.
    Led looks cool too.
    How tall are the poles? According to the link, they are either 28" or 2.13" tall or just over 2 foot. Is that correct? That seems too short to be useful.
    I tow in a car and I can see them from my rear view and they are lighted. They are almost they same height as the handlebars. I have mine mounted to the rear lights which I have switch to led. I'll post pics later. I love these poles because I can now see the trailer when I back out and looks great with the LED tail lights. Wish I could figure out how to get them to blink with the turn signal too. I would think it would need some sorty of relay between the turn wire and stop power wire.
    You will need to add another LED in order to have parking and turn signal together or a dual filament bulb in place of a LED. Shouldn't be hard to do with all the bling PEP boys sells. Post a pic so I can see how tall they are. I'm a little concerned about the height looking out the back of an suv since it rides higher. I'll be in Springfield, MO next month and pick up a set of those for my daughters single place trailer if they look like they will work.

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    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

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    Another Option

    I also found the source of guides the truckers use.
    http://www.boresmfg.com/Content/truckbumperguides.asp
    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
    done!

    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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