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Drotto Bunk Trailer Install

Video of the Drotto Bunk Trailer Install .

In this Drotto Bunk Trailer Install video we demonstrate how to install the Drotto boat latch on a bunk trailer. The Drotto boat latch is designed to replace the bow roller of your bunk trailer or roller trailer. There are many models and styles and variations of bow roller setups. Our Drotto boat latch is designed to replace your bow roller according to size. The 3″ model replaces your 3″ bow roller and the 3 3/4″ model is designed to replace a bow roller between 3 3/4″ and 4″ ( just add spacers or washers for larger rollers). The Drotto Bunk Trailer Install is simple in most cases. See below for further details on the Drotto Bunk Trailer Install process.

Step 1 

Locate the bow roller on your trailer. Here are only a few examples of bow roller setups below.

There are a number of different trailers. BUNK trailers and ROLLER trailers. The Drotto boat latch works on both styles of trailers. There are also a number of different bow rollers. The Drotto boat latch is designed to fit on the 3″, 3 3/4″ – 4″. refer to the “Drotto Boat Latch Sizes page” to learn how to measure your bow roller.

trailer bow roller
Drotto boat latch bumper replacement
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Step 2

Release the boat into the water. It is hard to move a boat on a bunk trailer, therefore we suggest simply launching the boat into the water.

Bunk trailer installation Drotto

Step 3 

Remove the single bolt holding the front roller on the trailer and remove the roller. Once roller is removed, replace it with the latch. Tighten the bolt snug, but not fully tight yet. Keep slightly loose so the latch can move just a little.

drotto remove roller
drotto installation bunk

Step 4 

Drive the boat very slowly back up onto the trailer or crank the boat back onto the trailer with your winch. You will then hear the click. Once you hear the click you know the latch has secured and locked the boat to the trailer.

drive on drotto latch

Step 5 

Simply snug up the bolt that secures the latch. You DO NOT want it extremely tight, It should be able to pivot slightly with the boat.

tighten drotto latch

Double Roller Bow Stop Install

drotto compatability

Here is a good visual if you have a double roller bow stop. In this version, simply remove the top roller, install the latch in place of the top roller and adjust the winch arm to line up the bow eye with the latching system. Another option is to remove the double bow stop completely and install the latch directly to the winch post.

Drotto Bunk Trailer Install Overview

It’s that easy to install the Drotto boat latch. This entire install process can be done in just a few minutes. If you have any questions concerning a Drotto Bunk Trailer Install of the boat2trailer product please feel free to email info@boat2trailer.com or refer to our other installation videos.
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Tommy Maslak
Tommy Maslak
02:02 01 Aug 21
This product is awesome, The key is to put the trailer in the water at the same water level each time, this will ensure you can drive the boat onto the trailer and it will lock in. This works very well when bunks are adjusted low and direct the boat hull straight onto the trailer. The winch strap is hooked on after boat clicks into place., as an added fastener.
jreshetar
jreshetar
13:46 31 Jul 21
For loading and launching this device is the best thing ever! I installed mine in the garage. I simply removed the old bow stop and adjusted the new drotto to the right height for a perfect fit. The first time I used it on my 17’ Glastron the two guys with me just dropped their jaws when it locked on for loading. Highly recommend!
Mike Fix
Mike Fix
01:39 30 Jul 21
Product is well made and makes loading so much easier. I feel a tether for the pin and set screw should be included like I added to mine.
Scott McFalls
Scott McFalls
10:36 27 Jul 21
Very easy to install and so easy to unhook to launch and very easy to hook up! I absolutely would recommend this product and it is made solid right here in the USA!!!! I should have done this a long time ago!
dale bass
dale bass
17:54 26 Jul 21
great product. its a must have. makes putting in the water and taking out so much easier. worked perfect on my ranger rt188.
Todd Walters
Todd Walters
16:49 26 Jul 21
I installed mine @ the house & did the final adjustments @ the boat ramp & found that I cant see the B2T latch during the final latching time. I'd bump the throttle & miss the latch. To cure this problem I removed the rubber cap on the ratchet support post & using a PVC pole & Cap (painted to match the boat) It stand above the bow for easy boat retrieval.
J Weyandt
J Weyandt
15:00 19 Jul 21
Drotto latch arrived quickly and is a perfect fit. Hardest part was getting the old bolts loose. Total install was about 20 minutes.
Kelly Longtin
Kelly Longtin
20:57 16 Jul 21
Had a great experience with Boat2Trailer with my order and shipment. Got the product assembled as they instructed and this product works great. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to make loading your boat easier and safer.
John R
John R
23:34 26 Jun 21
So far very happy. Have launched and loaded several times and it has worked perfectly. The first time I didn't drive on far enough to get locked in but since then no problem. Several people have mentioned having to reposition the winch mast so the boat was in the right place on the trailer. I just loosened the mast right in my garage, installed the unit, and slid the mast back till the boat was locked in and tightened everything back down. Worked fine. No need to launch the boat to install.We just purchased a much larger boat and were worried that it would be difficult for my wife and I to launch and load by ourselves. We have both remarked that with the new automatic unit it is the easiest boat to launch and load we have ever owned. No more getting in the Lake to hook up before driving out of the water.
Josh Weise
Josh Weise
13:41 20 Jun 21
Installation was a breeze, it was a legit 10minute process at the boat launch. I've only used it twice so far since the install, awesome! I've really never had a problem without it but man is it sweet with it. Works as advertised so far. Now I just hope it lasts!
Richard Gray
Richard Gray
03:19 18 Jun 21
The Boat2Trailer latch works very well and was easy to install. I've used it fourteen times and each hook-up went well. Highly recommend this product to others.
Robert bebb
Robert bebb
23:24 17 Jun 21
Easy to install, works very well on my 25 ft. Pursuit 2460.
Steve Florer
Steve Florer
19:37 17 Jun 21
Worked as promised. I would recommend it to anyone.
Scott Russell
Scott Russell
22:10 15 Jun 21
I was not happy about having to put the boat in the water to install the boat2trailer. But it took less than 30 min. I had to adjust it twice. Now it works like a dream. I boat by myself most of the time and this was perfect for me.
Nick Koehler
Nick Koehler
04:44 14 Jun 21
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