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Old 07-23-2014, 09:27 PM
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Trail or problem

2010 master craft trailer for my x15. While backing to hook up the tongue lock hit may hitch in just the right way to bend it. Thus not allowing the hitch to lock onto the ball. While trying to get it back flat the silver latch came off. It does not appear broken but appears to be difficult to get back together.

My question is who do I contact about trouble shooting this fix? Also this is a breakaway hitch, is that assembly available separately? Under bit of a time crunch as they open gates on my lake on August 1 so I have until about the 5th yo get it out or it sits on the lift over dry ground until next spring.

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:03 PM
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Reliable tongue?? Pictures??
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:04 PM
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the silver sliding thing that locks it into place broke off???? Ive done exactly what you did to my buddies boat, and just knocked it back in with a rubber mallet, but the silver locking mechanism didn't fall off.

I have no earthly clue where you'd take it to get it fixed besides a boat dealer. Have you had any issues with the brakes sticking on the trailer at all?
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:14 PM
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It still depends on the brand. Our 2010 had the junk Reliable setup which unless you find a dealer that has a used or spare slide out part the next step is to do the UFP upgrade. If it isn't a Mastercraft trailer with the Reliable setup you might get lucky
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:43 PM
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it is a stock 2010 mastercraft trailer. I would replace the reliable setup as i always had problems with it anyways
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:38 AM
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I will take pictures when I get back down there tomorrow. Yes Aric, the silver locking mechanism fell out. It looks like (I don't know what you call it) it was held in by a pressed on bushing and that came apart which allowed it to fall out. I don't see a way to get it back in there with out taking it apart.

I woke up this morning and thought about the safety pin. If that still lines up(which it should) and I get in through do you think it would be safe enough to pull the boat out of the water? Covered up with work through tomorrow at lunch but will take pics and send out. Hopefully the safety pin will allow me to take boat out of the water and then I can assess where to go from there.

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:39 AM
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what is the UFP upgrade? Is that a dealer installed option or can any trailer shop do it?
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:56 PM
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It's a direct replacement for the Reliable swing away tongue setup. Basically pull the pin and remove the bolt. It requires removing and reinstalling the brake line and then bleeding the brakes and painting to match. In your case you could probably forego that until later as it sounds like your major concern is getting the boat out of the water before the water disappears. Dealers can get it but Waymires in Indy stocks them. Depending on how mechanical you are it's not all that difficult to do. Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:08 PM
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If you can still get that safety pin in there, i dont see it as an issue to pull her out of the water.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:35 PM
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Got pin in and boat is out. Thanks for the help. Greatly appreciated. I am ordering the uFP upgrade next week.
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