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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.

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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.

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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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Warren Benko
Warren Benko
01:46 29 Oct 20
BOUGHT AS CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR A SON . HAVEN'T USED IT YET
Georgia Bubba
Georgia Bubba
12:29 25 Oct 20
I wish I had purchased this unit a long time ago. I’m 73 and just had surgery on my back so it’s a little hard to get my boat on the trailer after installation of the Drotto I load the boat in a couple of minutes and out of the water with no problem. Thank you Drotto for a great product.
brad johnson
brad johnson
15:00 23 Oct 20
Had to modify the trailer as my Mastercraft trailer had a welded mounting post.Drotto fit great but to high after install. Had to cut mounts shorter on trailer and redrill mounting holes. Seems to work great so far.
Brian Phillips
Brian Phillips
12:52 22 Oct 20
Great product have shown all my friends
Jamie Murchison
Jamie Murchison
13:36 16 Oct 20
I fish mostly with my young Son, so the Drotto has helped me load and unload so much quicker and easier than wading in the water with a rope. I'm very happy with the product, and would recommend it for anyone who loads and unloads by yourself.
JIg Shack
JIg Shack
13:10 15 Oct 20
simple installation and takes all the worries of loading and unloading out of mind.
Mark Tollgaard
Mark Tollgaard
15:19 12 Oct 20
I love the new Drotto Boat2Trailer hitch. People actually take a double take at the boat ramp when I load my boat. It so fast and effortless to load and unload. The hitch worked flawlessly from day 1. Read instructions and installed with boat on trailer in the garage. Easy as 1 2 3. I have an 1850 Lund Impact XS on a lund roller trailer. Perfect fit. I would recommend your product to any fisherman who hates wasting time at busy landings and want a superior product.
John-Nancy Cordle
John-Nancy Cordle
16:01 09 Oct 20
This device is incredible ! The only way you could make launching and retrieving your boat any easier is to not go boating . If you don’t want to get your feet wet or do the “tight rope “ walk down the trailer tongue to launch and retrieve your boat, I highly recommend this product. Since I launch and load our boat by myself, this device has added more years to our boating enjoyment ! Great product, easy to use and easy to install !
Keylon Green
Keylon Green
15:59 09 Oct 20
Have had great success with this product. It's great for fishing alone. And it works great when you are unloading at a steep ramp. I recommend it highly.
George Price
George Price
02:05 06 Oct 20
Mike_Chris Fridley
Mike_Chris Fridley
13:45 05 Oct 20
I was ready to sell my boat untill I bought your boat launch. I had all the same problems you showed in your video.Thanks Mike
Roccoa Spurlin
Roccoa Spurlin
20:21 02 Oct 20
Great customer servise.
Shannon Alexander
Shannon Alexander
22:30 28 Sep 20
Easy install, best money ever spent. I can launch and trailer by myself with no problems, I get a lot of people asking what it is.
Helen Mathias
Helen Mathias
20:40 23 Sep 20
Easy to install and works perfect. So much easier!! My husband loves it!!
Karl Guenther
Karl Guenther
00:49 21 Sep 20
Easy installation, works awesome.