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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.

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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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Paul Ingebritson
Paul Ingebritson
18:13 07 Nov 19
Best thing I ever purchased. It works just like the add said it would. Easy off and easy on. Can load and unload by yourself which is important to me
brian edelstein
brian edelstein
01:13 21 Oct 19
Installed it this week and finally got to try it today. Works awesome. I usually have people with me to help so I placed the lever against my winch handle and turned it putting pressure on release handle. It let the boat slide off perfect while they held my lines. When I returned for the day I drove it on slowly and as soon as it hit the latch it locked it on. Very impressed so far. I have a SeaVee 260B. I was a little concerned being that all the videos showed lighter boats. Happy Customer.
Tony Caldwell
Tony Caldwell
00:53 14 Oct 19
Less time on the loading ramp and no wet feet
Brandon Maxwell
Brandon Maxwell
20:17 13 Oct 19
One of the best additions to my boat. Installed in less than 20 minutes. Time will be the true test. So far so good. Works great. Bit of a learning curve on trailer depth.
Donna Murtha
Donna Murtha
16:29 02 Oct 19
Easy on easy off. Works great 😃
Dave Bourdeaux
Dave Bourdeaux
19:45 17 Sep 19
I have only used it once but I loaded up and she snapped right in place and then away we went. No more cranking that heavy boat up.
Tom Sangren
Tom Sangren
21:07 13 Sep 19
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.
Steven Abernathy
Steven Abernathy
19:40 11 Sep 19
I absolutely love mine I fish the Mississippi and Ohio River a lot by myself I do not know how I ever did it without it especially in strong currents great product recommend it to anyone 🎣🎣🎣
john mcdavid
john mcdavid
15:38 10 Sep 19
Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis
14:34 10 Sep 19
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!
Rick Ostrander
Rick Ostrander
01:35 05 Aug 19
Hooked the Drotto Boat Latch up today at the lake. Took about 5 minutes. Came off the lake and it worked perfectly. Great investment.
Dane Rolloff
Dane Rolloff
00:12 31 Jul 19
Too easy to install, awesome product!