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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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Don
Don
17:59 01 Jul 22
I have to admit I was skeptical at first but I love it! it works just as stated and is a snap to install.
Matt Mattson
Matt Mattson
19:39 26 Jun 22
This thing works awesome. Every trailer should have one. Especially if you fish alone. No wet feet.
thomas huryn
thomas huryn
02:04 26 Jun 22
Make it easy to retrieve your boat by yourself
Rolland Robinson
Rolland Robinson
14:03 24 Jun 22
J’ai fais l’achat du Drotto latch pour mon Ranger Reata 1850ls 2014 et je suis très satisfait et bien content de mon achat !!!
Angel Lozada
Angel Lozada
21:15 22 Jun 22
This was an absolute game changer for me unloading and loading my boat ad I am usually by myself. Great product.
Bill Miller
Bill Miller
09:37 14 Jun 22
after using the Boat 2 Trailer system I am very pleased with it. I mostly go out by myself and this makes it so easy to launch and retrieve my 14' Edgewater 140 center console. Almost every time i go out I get other boaters coming over to look at this setup. Great product!
Larry Emerick
Larry Emerick
22:59 09 Jun 22
Easy to install looks and works great
Beau Croley
Beau Croley
21:54 08 Jun 22
The Boat2Trailer connector is working better than I could have expected. I installed the mechanism on my Ranger boat trailer, very easy and simple instalation, only had to make one adjustment. I'm 71 years old and fish alone and it has made unloading and loading the boat much easier. I would definitely recommend this product.
Race Jacobson
Race Jacobson
20:32 03 Jun 22
Ricky Winterss
Ricky Winterss
16:13 03 Jun 22
Brian Cameron
Brian Cameron
21:55 01 Jun 22
I have to say all boats should be required to have these. For me I don’t have to worry about how for the trailers in the water. I just back it up climb in the back, climb in the boat and release. The best part is putting the boat back on the trailer. You don’t have to worry about where the water comes up yo the finders of the trailer. Simply back up all the in the water; not worrying about getting the boat just perfect in the water, and pull boat up and let it click and pull the boat out. So freaking easy. Installation is very easy to do. If you go boating alone this is a must, saves a lot of time and a lot safer.
Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
16:32 31 May 22
Makes Launching and loading quick and easy ! Love it, it’s the best money I’ve spent , I highly recommend getting this on your boat .
Butch Belt
Butch Belt
12:52 26 May 22
This is a great well built product. Works Great
Win carlson
Win carlson
13:04 24 May 22
Best thing I ever purchased. Should have gotten this years ago. I usually fish alone so adding this to my boat trailer really helps with launching and landing my boat. Makes a much safer experience.
Bill Siemen
Bill Siemen
21:21 20 May 22
I tried other brands, and this is definitely the best. It's great for an old man that has trouble leaning over the trolling motor to hook up the boat.
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