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Drotto Roller Trailer Install

Video of the boat latch roller trailer install.

In this Drotto Roller Trailer Install video we demonstrate how to install the boat latch on a roller trailer. The boat latch is designed to replace the bow roller of your roller trailer or bunk trailer. There are many different models and styles of bow roller setups. The 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 Roller Trailer Install is very simple in most cases. See below for further details on the Drotto Roller Trailer Install process.

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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 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 “What size do I need page” to learn how to measure your bow roller.

trailer bow roller
Drotto boat latch bumper replacement
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Step 2

Remove your existing bow roller from your trailer. (Typically one bolt)
remove roller from trailer

Step 3

Your bow roller is now removed from your trailer.
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Step 4

Install the Drotto boat latch onto the bracket which previously held your bow roller.
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Step 5

Slide the bolt back into the bracket and through the Drotto boat latch.
add bolt

Step 6

Attach your strap and chain then crank the strap tight until the Drotto locks into place.
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Step 7

Secure and tighten bolt with a wrench.
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Gary Cash
Gary Cash
23:25 12 Sep 19
I bought this last year and have loaded and unloaded my boat maybe 50 times since installing it. I am happy with it overall but I do have too mention to make sure you hook a safety chain to the boat before you pull up from the landing. I seriously wrecked my prop and lower unit because it didn’t lock. This unit has failed to lock on four other occasions. As long as I attached the safety chain on before I pull up the landing, I feel safe. Other than that, I am very happy with the unit. It does leave white markings on the front of the boat when you drive up to lock it.
George Kane
George Kane
13:04 24 Aug 19
I bought one after seeing it at the boat show. Of course I was skeptical at first because everyone says their instrument is the best thing since sliced bread. This time I am thrilled with this purchase it is the best. My friends are jealous and have been taking videos. I will never own another boat trailer that does not have this attached. I am amazed that manufacturers don’t offer to put it on your trailer when you order your boat. That’s not a big problem though it took less than 5 minutes to install and adjust.
Bill West
Bill West
21:40 06 Aug 19
Able to retrieve my boat and keep my feet dry. No more climbing out on the trailer tongue. These should be on every boat trailer!
Dane Rolloff
Dane Rolloff
00:12 31 Jul 19
Too easy to install, awesome product!
Tanner Zemlicka
Tanner Zemlicka
16:23 14 Jul 19
This latch is awesome and very user friendly!
Ben Nemitz
Ben Nemitz
15:43 13 May 19
I installed this on my boat trailer and it is an absolute must have. Makes loading and unloading so much easier and safer! Fishing the Green Bay this weekend and loading in rough water on the Fox River, this made load so simple! Can’t recommend highly enough!
Chris Timm
Chris Timm
13:58 25 Apr 19
Makes loading and unloading of the boat simple and easy
Shane Williams
Shane Williams
02:34 28 Dec 18
This device is a lifesaver. The install was quick and easy! Thank you from Texas!
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith
15:59 23 Oct 18
I wouldn't dream of launching our loading a boat without it. I recommend it to all my friends. Best invention since the wheel!
Jay Fogarty
Jay Fogarty
20:05 16 Oct 18
This is a must for your boat trailer!!! Was planning to buy one of these since I fish a lot by myself. At my age at 62 at the time always had to climb over the bow of the boat to hook the trailer strap to the bow of the boat!!! After my stroke two years ago this is the cats meow after I got it!!!! Can't believe more people young or old haven't bought one of these???? Great product, been a life saver and it's worth the money!!!👍👍👏
Mike Missy Jorgensen
Mike Missy Jorgensen
12:44 16 Oct 18
great product easy to install and use and wonderful costumer service I would recommend this product to everyone
Bobby Cammack
Bobby Cammack
20:29 15 Oct 18
Excellent �
Daryl Sollin
Daryl Sollin
16:22 23 Aug 18
Super simple to install and use. Makes boat loading and unloading a breeze.
Andrew Maus
Andrew Maus
13:44 27 Jul 18
Got this for my Dad last Christmas and he has loved it so far. He has a 19ft Crestliner with a roller trailer and musky fishes by himself quite often. Actually broke his hand because the boat flew off the trailer launching it a couple of years ago. Laid him up for 9 weeks. Now he just hits the lever while in the boat and drives it to the dock. He's a dentist so he kind of needs those hands. Well worth the safety, the convenience is just the cherry on top
Buck Gehm
Buck Gehm
18:23 22 Jul 18
Great product. Easy to install. Easy to use. Wish I would have purchased one of these apparatuses many boats ago.