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47Driver
04-30-2008, 08:31 AM
Hey fellas , new MC owner here. This teamtalk has been great for me and has already answered a bunch of my questions. Here's one I need help with. I am in the process of looking for a new home and I can't seem to find a house with a garage that my boat w/trailer will fit into (straight back into the garage so my truck will fit too). The trailer has been anywhere from inches to a foot or two too long. So I am looking at modifying the trailer to a folding tounge (is this possible??) or buying a trailer with the tounge already modified (where can i find a new trailer??). My trailer does have the brake system. Any help would be appreciated.

Ben
04-30-2008, 08:35 AM
Welcome & Nice boat selection. When I was looking for mine, 2 of the 3 '94 205's had a slide out tongue already as part of the trailer. It had two pins that were parallel to the axles that removed and allowed a foot or so to come out. Newer trailers have swing back tongues.

I think there are websites / kits that will help with this, and someone here I think did this a while ago. Finding a new trailer may be a chore, especially for a 14 yr. old boat. I'd look into doing it yourself, or having a weld shop help.

jkski
04-30-2008, 08:37 AM
Not sure which boat you have, but you might check with your local MC dealer as the newer MC trailers all have the folding tongue. You may also want to look into an Eagle trailer, as they also ofer a fold away tongue and I have seen them under several MC's.

peason
04-30-2008, 09:12 AM
This has been done and images attached here on team talk. Do a search of the forum.

atlfootr
04-30-2008, 10:00 AM
Yes, you can buy a kit to do this.
Do a search for SodarSki's trailer project. He recently did this mod.

http://pivithitch.com/

Currently their website is under construction, I did find you contact information to call them.
It says on link that

Revised Website Coming Soon


Pivit Hitch, Inc.


5490 Via Ricardo
Riverside, CA 92509
Tel: (951) 682-0485
Fax: (951) 682-3007


info@pivithitch.com (info@pivithitch.com)






I just bought one from Extreme Trailers (Pivit Hitch).
Give Dave Rogan a call and tell him where you heard about his product here on MasterCraft's Team Talk's Forum Board.

Great guy to work with.

If all else fails read this thread ...

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=8926&highlight=swing+tounge

H20skeefreek
04-30-2008, 10:13 AM
Easy....

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/274845/377%20710/0/fulton/Primary%20Search/mode%20matchallpartial/10/0?N=377%20710&Ne=0&Ntt=fulton&Ntk=Primary%20Search&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&Nao=10&Ns=0&keyword=fulton&isLTokenURL=true&storeNum=5005&subdeptNum=17&classNum=643

Where are you in the Southeast. I have one in stock in Columbia, SC.

coz
04-30-2008, 11:03 AM
Hey fellas , new MC owner here. This teamtalk has been great for me and has already answered a bunch of my questions. Here's one I need help with. I am in the process of looking for a new home and I can't seem to find a house with a garage that my boat w/trailer will fit into (straight back into the garage so my truck will fit too). The trailer has been anywhere from inches to a foot or two too long. So I am looking at modifying the trailer to a folding tounge (is this possible??) or buying a trailer with the tounge already modified (where can i find a new trailer??). My trailer does have the brake system. Any help would be appreciated.

I have a VIP trailer with a folding tongue, so they have them http://www.viptrailers.com/trailer_gallery/ I think sodar actually modified his to a folding and did a real clean job, check with him. :D

Check this thread http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=8309&highlight=folding+tongue

damaged442
04-30-2008, 11:23 AM
I would just cut a hole in the back of the garage. It's nice if you have the family room or living room right behind it, that way you can use the teak swim platform as extra seating!! I have a laundry room behind my garage, it won't work for me! ;) :D

coz
04-30-2008, 11:35 AM
I would just cut a hole in the back of the garage. It's nice if you have the family room or living room right behind it, that way you can use the teak swim platform as extra seating!! I have a laundry room behind my garage, it won't work for me! ;) :D

Where there's a will there's a way :D
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/meg/nov05/images/P1010240_web.jpg

Should fit now!

atlfootr
04-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Always help to have a "Spotter", don'cha think :uglyhamme

Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-30-2008, 01:43 PM
Its all those extra coats of teak oil on your swim deck. thats why it wont fit in your garage.

barefoot
04-30-2008, 03:17 PM
Here's a picture of mine. I've had a few friends modify their trailers with a folding tonge. I got lucky...mine came with one.

47Driver
05-01-2008, 12:25 AM
Thanks for all of the replys fellas. Will this work with the trailer brake system??

Chas
05-01-2008, 01:24 AM
I have seen some trailers with a flex brake hose between the swing away part and the back of the trailer - so yes - it works with brakes.