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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27620 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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
  • Boat Guide
  • Post-Style
  • 40 Inch Tall
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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
  • Overall height: 40"
  • Steel post dimensions: 18" tall x 1-1/2" diameter
  • PVC Pipe diameter: 2-3/8"
  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons


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.


Installation

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.



27620 Post Style Boat Guide Ons by CE Smith - 3' 4" Tall - White

Installation Details CE27620 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1320 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.

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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.


Comments
Still working great.
Vincent B - 05/12/2021


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I installed one set and it has really helped the tritoon align when loading at the rear of the trailer. I put a guide on each side of the middle toon. Love it !


Comments
Still loving the guides, big help with loading.
Sir G - 06/29/2021


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Easy and solid install within 30 minutes. Photos show item in black, but that’s because I painted them to match the trailer.


Comments
It’s been great! After a little adjustment of their positions, loading and unloading has been a breeze. And as any boater can tell ya, loading a trailer can be tricky if it doesn’t line up.
Charles - 05/13/2021


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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.



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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.



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The instructions were easy to follow and installation was very straight forward. I had both sides installed in about 20 minutes. I know the product will make it much easier to load to back down the ramp and load the boat!!


Comments
Still working well for me!
Mark S - 06/27/2020


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Love these upright trailer guides. Makes guiding your boat onto your trailer easier. Also, makes backing your trailer into the water to recover your boat much easier. You can see your trailer alignment because of the upright guides. Easy to install! Would definitely but again!



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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.


Comments
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!
William - 08/24/2019



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Very good product, easy to follow installation directions. Brackets and hardware fit my boat trailer as decribed. The guides are a perfect length, very visable from my side mirrors while backing up. The adjustable width is a very good feature.


Comments
Very well made product and easy to install on trailer
Ronald - 04/02/2021


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I am very happy with CE Smith Post Style Guide-Ons for my boat trailer. They have made retrieving the boat from the water a much easier and quicker experience. There is never an issue of not being properly aligned or wind causing boat to float out of position. I only wish I purchased the guides years ago.



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Easy to load boat with the additional guide rails



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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. Thanks


Comments
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.
James - 03/29/2019



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Easy install, boat sits on the trailer perfect every time. My wife can easily guide the boat on with a bow and stern line. All I have to do is hook up the winch strap, make a couple of turns, and we’re on our way.



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I had no trouble installing them on my trailer. I just came back from fishing in Minnesota and was able to power my boat on the trailer while fishing alone. The guide posts helped immensely. I highly recommend your product to anyone considering adding them to their trailer.



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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 line.....do you know where they are available? Guide looks great and look forward to trying it out at the lake.


Comments
We do have some u-bolts that are 5-1/4 inches long, and those are available as # 382385UB
Trailer Square U-Bolts (Qty 2), 2-3/8" x 5-1/4" x 3/8"
$27.86
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-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 06/18/2018


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I installed these my self works great keeps boat in middle of trailer .No more getting feet wet loading boat


Comments
wonderful
Geral - 07/24/2021


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Top quality product, superb engineering, easy to install. I can't see trailer w/o boat, so Guide-Ons essential. I added orange tape to increased visibility.



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This is the 2nd boat trailer I've used these guide ons and it makes getting your boat on the trailer in any weather or current conditions a whole lot easier!



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The brackets are slightly short for out trailer/ boat installed the brackets “upside” down and had enough length



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Extremely simple to put to install wish I would have known about the top lights I would have ordered them at the same time I think that would be a plus we're happy with the product


Comments
Very well extremely happy
Guy C - 05/20/2020


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This is the best experience I have had purchasing online. I will be using etrailer.com again and will recommend highly to others. I configured a roller bumper system for landing my pontoon. Works awesome!



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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.



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Good solid product, and quite easy to install. I painted the bars with a primer / paint spray prior to installing. I recently bought a new truck and the site lines were not as good as my old SUV. With these posts installed, I can now see the trailer again while backing down the ramp. This was primary reason for my purchase, so problem solved. etrailer was great to work with! Fair price and quick shipping.



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I was impressed with the customer service even before the items arrived. They upgraded the shipping at no additional cost so my parts arrived sooner than expected. The parts were made exactly as described and the installation was seamless. Great product and customer service.



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The product is very good quality but more important was the great service by etrailer.


Comments
They are very good helping to align boat when loading on trailer
Gary S - 06/05/2021

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