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TIE DOWN ENGINEERING Heavy Duty Trailer Guide On Kit

48"/60” high PVC pipe guides your boat on safely and gives you visual aid when backing an empty trailer. The non-mar PVC pipe is braced inside with metal tubing going 15" up into the tube, adding strength and impact resistance. All hardware included and is hot dip galvanized for corrosion protection.
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 48", (2) 12871828 86103
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$99.99

Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 60", (2) 12871836 86119
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$119.99

Product Description

48"/60” high PVC pipe guides your boat on safely and gives you visual aid when backing an empty trailer. The non-mar PVC pipe is braced inside with metal tubing going 15" up into the tube, adding strength and impact resistance. All hardware included and is hot dip galvanized for corrosion protection.

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Tie Down Engineering Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 48", (2)
 
2.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Incorrectly engineered

        By Wind Dancer

        from Smokey Mountains, NC

        About Me Experienced trailerboater, Sailor

        Pros

          Cons

          • Hard to install
          • Major Angle Error
          • Major Error In Angle
          • Sends 60

          Best Uses

          • Ramp launching
          • Ramp Loading

          Comments about Tie Down Engineering Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 48", (2):

          When going down the highway with the bracket fastened to trailer I must remove 60 inch plastic tubes as they protruded into both lanes on either side of my trailer. The angle should have been manufactured to 90 degrees rather than the 115 degrees. No help from West Marine or the manufacturer. Will try and install with a treated lumber 25 degree wedge. I need these things on the trailer to get my Seward 25 wing keeled sailboat on the trailer.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Junk - don't buy this product

          By Matty Q

          from Salem Sound

          About Me Experienced trailerboater, Saltwater angler

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hard to install
            • Manufactured Incorrectly
            • Not worth the money
            • Parts Don't Fit Together
            • Rust, corrosion

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tie Down Engineering Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 48", (2):

              Tried numerous times to get the PVC posts to fit over the brackets. I filed the ends of the brackets. I mae the ends of the brackets smaller in a vice. Finally had to buy standard PVC and cut my own posts...they fit perfectly.

              The brackets manufactured to correct configuration. Brackets came with ~ 110 degree angle. I had to take them to a machine shop to bend to 90 degrees. As designed, the brackets angled the guideposts so far away from the boat it looked more like outriggers then trailer guides.

              Finally, after just a few uses the brackets are rusting.

              This product is junk.

               
              4.0

              Works well

              By saxman

              from midwest

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tie Down Engineering Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 60", (2):

              Product works well and installs easily. It took nearly a month to arrive and came with no mounting hardware. If this happens to you call West Marine and do not go thru the company that direct ships it.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It's for GUIDING ON not for backing up!

              By Vrotate

              from Fishers, IN

              About Me Experienced trailerboater

              Pros

              • Easy Install Works Great

              Cons

              • A Little Pricey For What

              Best Uses

              • Trailering

              Comments about Tie Down Engineering Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 48", (2):

              This product is for guiding the boat ONTO the trailer, not for backing the trailer up, as the previous reviewer suggested. They do work for backing up, but that is not what they are for. I have a keel on my sailboat that has to be centered, thus the trailer has to be deep. These help me guide the boat right on.

               
              3.0

              boating

              By Rico

              from New Orleans, LA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tie Down Engineering Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 60", (2):

              the boat trailer is easy to see when you back up and pulling it down the high way with the orange on white side pipes, but the the white is made of 2"PVC and mine came in throgh the mail it was cracked from shippment that tells me the PVC is brittle so I went to the nearist hardware store and purchsed them new. The over all help from the guide for loading the boat on the trailer was worth the money..easy to install!

              (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Work but priced high for what you get.

              By Callahan Mike

              from Callahan, Fl

              About Me Experienced trailerboater, Saltwater angler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boat loads easier now
              • Safe and secure

              Cons

              • Not worth the money

              Best Uses

              • Ramp launching

              Comments about Tie Down Engineering Heavy Duty Trailer Guide, 48", (2):

              Used to spot trailer when backing. It does the job but not much there for the price. The red caps where cheap, thin plastic. Ending up replacing them with a standard pvc pipe cap like my previous set.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Ordered on-line for delivery to the store. Ordered on 9-17-11 and not received until 10-7-11. The brick and mortar store did not seem to have good communication with the on-line store.

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