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I am thinking about shortening the tongue of my boat trailer to fit in in my garage. Has anyone done this?

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I've never done it myself, but I've seen "Breakaway" tounges for this very reason.

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I think since it is a safety issue, i would find a good hitch dealer and have them cut the tongue and do a removable type. similar to your reciever hitch, it uses a pin to hold the tongue in place when pulling. when not in use, simply pull the pin, pull the tongue out and lay under trailer.

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Do a search in this forum. I installed a foldaway tongue on mine last fall and detailed the installation in a post.

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I did it to my current trailer. Trailer is size that could fit longer boat if needed so there was way too much extra tounge. It has a normal coupler (no surge breaks or anything) so I just un-bolted it, cut the tounge down, drilled new holes and rebolted it back on. Simple as that. Now if you need to hack it way down to where it is unable to maintain one piece and comfortably reach you vehicle, then your only choice is swing tounge or removable.

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