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    Swing Away Trailer Tongue Hinge

    Anybody use one?
    Thinking of cramming a bassboat into a 20' garage for the winter. Would have to install swing type tongue hinge to do so.
    I have a couple tilt trailers, and don't care for the slop and clunking when driving down the road.
    Wondering how much slop and play one of these has compared to a tilt trailer?
    Thank you for insight!

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    The ones I have built have no slop. I am not near pics right now but will see if I can find some tomorrow at shop if you are interested.

    Rock
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    No sparkling wiggles in here, only dump truck grinches.

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    A neighbor has one, I asked the same, no complaints from him, but I haven't driven the tow vehicle.

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    I have one on one of my trailers. There is no slop if you get a well built one.

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    Wow! Quick responses! Thanx. Thought I'd wait longer being down this far on the list. Any suggestions on manufacturer?

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    I have no sperience with manufactured pieces so I can't help you there..

    Rock
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    I had one that was decent. It had a good size swivel pin, 3/4" or so and two latch pins approx 5" apart. It worked well. Curious to see some of the pics of home designs this is a feature worth learning about because ya never know when space becomes tight again
    Hydrostream dreamin

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeFever View Post
    I had one that was decent. It had a good size swivel pin, 3/4" or so and two latch pins approx 5" apart. It worked well. Curious to see some of the pics of home designs this is a feature worth learning about because ya never know when space becomes tight again
    You are correct, the pin size and the overall quality make a big difference. I'll try and take a photo of what I have as I have a spare that I have not used yet.

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    This gent took the swing away tongue concept to the next level
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    Fulton has the good ones bolt or weld on I installed welded one they are tight no play

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    Those fulton look great! The one I had must have been home made or something I looked for pics but couldn't find. It had two latch pins, the swing hitch was slip fit over the tongue for one, and the second looked a like that Fulton one up front if you can picture that? A triangle connection with the pivot being one pin and the catch being two pins. Maybe overkill I dunno its the only one I used and I didnt have it long
    Hydrostream dreamin

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    This is on a Mastercraft I have in the shop right now. Iíve pulled it some and it has no slop.
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    Well there you have it! The great OZ has spoken...

    leave a message and I'll return your call!

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    Any name on it?

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    Not being critical but how does that thing close. Looks like there is a bolt head in the way unless it goes over top of it.

    Rock
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    Boatmate trailer with a swing away and zero slip clunks or complaints

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