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trailer guides do they help?

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i have a trailer that has one roller on the front. the back is bunk. the boat i have only has a keel down the middle. no strips down the bottom. i'm worried that because the bunks cant snug up to a strip that i might have issues so i thought buying the posts that look like pvc pipes would help. havent been able to get it on the water to test but what are your thoughts thanks

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i have used them and the bunk style type. i like the bunk style more. the pvc seem to be more of a visual guide then a support. thats just my opinion.

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I too like the bunk style more but no doubt even the PVC one's will help align your boat on the bottom bunks (AND you have the benefit of visual aid)- especially if you don't have any ribs to line them up for you as you have explained. Windy conditions/river it will no doubt help you a lot.

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We have added the long aftermarket bunks that come most of the way up the sides of the boat to our trailer.They help a lot when loading in the fall,now we can load by driving boat on(maybe cranking up the last few ft)as it usually quite windy & these help getting it lined up right.I could see how they would help a lot on a river.We got ours at the big "C" store.A little spendy but worth it in IMO.

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Both styles are VERY easy to fabricate if you have access to a welder and/or bender and pick up a few U bolts.

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I found the bunks caused rub marks on the paint if the boat wasn't centered . The pipes worked much better for me and are not as hard on the paint

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I hope the tube type work well I just put some on my trlr. May have to wait till july to try them out tho. crazy

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I've got side roller guides on my v-bottom trailer, and bunk style guides on my flat bottom. Wouldn't want to be without either, especially loading in wind or river current. They also are an excellent guide when backing up an empty trailer.

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What are your guys opinion on roll vs bunk style guides, don't know which to go with. Also, what brands have you had good luck with, don't want to buy something that is going to fall apart in a year.

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