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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - White - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - White - 1 Pair

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Guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp. They attach to the rear of your trailer and extend out of the water, providing visual targets to center the boat between during loading. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27620 or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - White - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE27620

  • Guides
  • Post-Style Guide
  • 40 Inch Tall
  • Galvanized Steel
  • PVC
  • CE Smith

Guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp. They attach to the rear of your trailer and extend out of the water, providing visual targets to center the boat between during loading.


  • Guideposts provide a visual target on your trailer to help you load and unload your boat
    • Extend out of the water to help you center your boat while loading
    • Assist you in backing your trailer down the boat ramp
  • 16-Gauge, pre-galvanized steel posts are strong and durable
  • White PVC pipes slide over steel posts so you can see your submerged trailer
  • Simple installation on rear crossmember of trailer frame with included hardware - no drilling required
    • Adjusts out to 13" from trailer
  • Made in the USA


  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons
  • Application: trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall
    • For frames up to 5-1/4" tall, 2 extra-long U-bolt kits (CE11416 - sold separately) are required
  • Steel post diameter: 1-1/2"
  • PVC post diameter: 2-3/8"
  • Overall height: 40"

Note: Check with your state Department of Transportation for restrictions regarding maximum trailer width.

Guide Your Boat Into and Out of the Water with Ease

When your boat trailer has been backed down the ramp and is partially submerged, these 40" tall guideposts that are mounted on the rear corners of the frame will stick out of the water, giving you 2 highly visible targets to guide your boat between for loading. The PVC pipes also provide a visual aid to help you back your boat trailer down the ramp when you're unloading and loading your boat.


The posts are simple to install. Slide the PVC pipes over the pre-galvanized steel support posts. Then mount the posts on the top or below the trailer frame, as close to the rear corners as possible. Adjust the posts so that the distance between each post and your boat is less than 1".

Pre-Galvanized Steel

Pre-galvanized steel parts are stamped from a sheet of steel after it has already been galvanized. The edges of pre-galvanized parts often lose their zinc coating during the stamping process. Because of the thinness of the coating (less than 1 mil) and the fact that the edges remain exposed, pre-galvanized parts can begin to oxidize and rust quickly, so it's recommended that they be primed and painted.

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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - White - 1 Pair - CE27620

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2205 Customer Reviews)

Guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp. They attach to the rear of your trailer and extend out of the water, providing visual targets to center the boat between during loading.


Easy to install. Rugged. I can now see where the back of my trailer is at. Was pretty much guesswork before. Also I don't have to think about if it is lined up correctly. A time saver on busy launch pads.

Cecil T.


Great. Withstood a Northern Maine winter just fine. Looks like the day I put them on.


I have a 20' pontoon boat that is a bear to load up. I put a set of these guides on the aft end of the trailer and it made a huge difference. I am planning on getting a set for the front of the trailer to make it even easier. I did have to turn the metal bracket around to get more width and buy longer PVC, but no complaints here.


They were a pain to install, but that's probably because my trailer is built different than most I've seen. They do work very well and I'm happy to have them on. I also added the lights for the top of the posts. We fish late into the dark and these are fantastic for loading the boat. And I like that they make the trailer more visible on the road. With all the distracted driving these days, you need all the help you can get. I do wish they had a turn signal option, but I suppose I could wire that up and make it happen. Overall, I'm very pleased with them and definitely recommend them.

Kyle R.


After a year, they are still working as they should. Im very pleased with my purchase of these, and the lighted caps for the top of the posts. I highly recommend, both the posts and the cap lights.


The specification for this model states it can only reach 13 inches out from the frame but I needed 14 inches for my pontoon. However from the product photos I could see that the vertical arm is longer than the cross arm so I thought I could mount it “upside down” and get the reach I need. Because it is a bargain I took a chance and ordered it. As shown in the photos it worked perfectly. I not only got the extra reach (width) but it also lowered the top of the PVC pipe so it clears my deck which I also wanted. Now I can simply pull the back of the pontoon over until it hits the bumper and it will be centered perfectly. To temporarily provide the visibility needed to back into deep water I simply slide a 5 foot section of half inch PVC pipe inside as shown. It is an excellent product, very heavy duty and I highly recommend it.

Vincent B.


Still working great.


The trailer guides are extremely well constructed. Video online is helpful. The printed directions and the printing on box offer visual help as well. Be sure your end caps are in the direction you want, as they are very difficult to remove once placed. Heads up... The guides inch closer to the boat as you tighten the front bolts.
Take note of that, as my boat is widest in the middle, and one inch of clearance in the back would not be enough clearance for the middle of the boat. Highly recommend product, can't wait to try them!


the u bolts that came with the kit did not fit my shorelandr trailer but i bought some to make it work!


Easy to install these well made guides. These keep the back of the boat from being blown sideways, and in my case, allow me to see my narrow little boat when I’m backing up, or just driving down the road. I had an extra set of trailer lights that weren’t really good enough to submerge, so after I finished installing these I attached these lights to the PVC top cap, then just ran the wires down and connected to my existing wiring. Now I can really see, and be seen. Please note that the lights in my image DO NOT come with these.



My trailer has very skinny rails open on one side. If yours is this way, I advise cutting a block of pressure treated wood to just fit in the rail with a few hammer blows. Otherwise the shackles of these guides will bend the open ends inward, causing them to loosen. This isn’t a problem with this product, it’s just my cheapo trailer not being made of 4 sided box channel. Everything still looks new!


My two tire and wheel combos arrived today. The tires seem to be decent (time will tell), but the wheels are atrocious. The slag left by the galvanization process has poured into a 1/4 inch thick blob on the edge of the rim and is flaking off. If you are looking for a decent wheel these are not it and you should look elsewhere.


It is exactly what I needed to load my boat on my trailer in windy conditions or strong currents. The guides are strong yet flexible enough not to damage my boat. They are non marring and the posts on the trailer help locate where my trailer is when backing down the ramp with out a boat on the trailer.


Easy to mount and adjust to the trailer!



Awesome, no complaints!


The U bolt hardware did not fit my trailer and the correct bolts had to be purchased separately before I could install the guides on my boat trailer. I also would feel better if the product included hardware to permanently attach the plastic guide tubes to the metal tubing.


Nice product, great price. The only way to improve it would be to make the angle brackets and steel hardware out of Stainless steel. I would pay extra if they had the option.

Joe A.


Very well. I use it in saltwater, so a few times i sprayed some light rust areas with silver paint. I would absolutely buy the exact same product if I ever needed another one. I highly recommend it to all.


Easy to install and very useful as a safety addition and helps with loading our wave runners. They make backing up a lot easier in tight places. Highly recommend.

Mark N.


My opinion hasnt changed on these guide ons. Backing up is easier and so is loading.


Boat guide arrived on time and all parts required in package. Ranger boat trailer has a fender well that goes to back of trailer so your support folks advised that I install on top of C frame. All went well but the Ranger is wide so the guide insert at the frame is 1.5 inches short of going to the end of the bracket. Guide is really sturdy and should work fine. Only other choice would be to use 5" U bolts and move the mounting bracket forward and inch. I have not been able to find 5" brackets in hardware stores or on you know where they are available? Guide looks great and look forward to trying it out at the lake.

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Rachael H.


We do have some u-bolts that are 5-1/4 inches long, and those are available as # 382385UB.


I wish I would have bought these years ago! They make loading the boat on my roller trailer so much easier. No more guessing if my boat is lined up or not. Highly recommend.


Great products....the posts, lights, and plug all were shipped quickly and easy to install. Finally have my lights up high and out of the water. I used 3 wire extension cord to run uncut lines from the lights to the plug at front of trailer. Should protect against corrosion issues. Pictures of my install are attached.




This has worked out well. Lights and connections never touch the salt water. I did the same thing on the trailer for 25 center console.


Not sure what you can say about guide on posts, but they are a solid fit. And a decent price as well. I did have one of the top caps pop off when I backed the trailer in, and it went bloop bloop bloop! CE Smith normally makes pretty good accessories.

Mike L.


CE Smith offers a replacement cap as part # CE11331-DRILLED. They recommend using some PVC cement to secure the cap.


These trailer guides have made it extremely easy to load our 25 ft boat in windy weather. Had to notch the rear step and drill holes to attach due to the design of my trailer, but even so it took less than an hour to install.



These work extremely well when loading in windy weather - the boat stays in place making it easy for one person to load.


Great product. It would be helpful if they designed them to be put on a double axle trailer easier than what you had to do. But it works great. Thank you.


easy installation and works very well.


This works great for our boat. It looks good. It does exactly what we want it to, which is to help us see where the trailer is.


Your guy, Dan posts were easy to order and quick to ship. The instructions covered the installation very well. Shortly after installation I used my trailer and found it to be much easier to trailer-up my boat in a swift running river. I found it much easier to drive it on straight, centralize the boat, and pull it out, compared to previously in that river current.

The products are good quality and well-made. I would highly recommend them.


My previous boat was a heavy 16-foot aluminum bass boat and it did not have trailer guides. I struggled on more than one occasion trying to trailer the boat during high winds and/or heavy current and I swore that my next boat will have these. I had to modify the way they mounted to my new trailer but I was provided with enough mounting hardware to mount them in pretty much any way that I might need. These guides work perfectly for my little 14-foot jon boat. The materials used are high quality and the finished guides are very sturdy.


Sometimes pulling my boat out after a long day is difficult because of lighting, or you just can’t see the trailer in the water well enough to drive on accurately so I knew I wanted guide on posts. I had to get the extra long brackets and drill holes because of the galvanized running boards, but I am so happy I got them! Excellent quality. Easy and quick to install.


I have a 16 foot Alumacraft boat. The guides worked perfectly as advertised. Installation was fast and only took about an hour. Very straight forward-great product.

Tom M.


After one year the guides are working great. The guides are a great help when Im loading the boat onto the trail by myself. Great investment.

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