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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 1 Pair

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  • Boat Guide
  • Post-Style
  • 40 Inch Tall
  • CE Smith
Lighted guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and safer to transport it at night. 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 800-298-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27740 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 with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.


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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE27740

Lighted guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and safer to transport it at night. 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 assist you in centering your boat as you load it onto your trailer
    • 1-1/2" Diameter, 16-gauge, pre-galvanized steel tubes are covered with 2" PVC piping for strength and durability
    • Simple installation on rear crossmember of trailer frame with included hardware
  • LED lights ease loading process and make trailer more visible at night
    • Glows amber at front, bright red at rear
    • Alerts other drivers to your position
    • Makes trailer easy to see while you are backing it up or loading your boat
    • Features 1-piece, sealed units that are shockproof and waterproof
    • Activates automatically with your trailer's tail lights
    • Longer-lasting and more energy efficient and durable than incandescent lights
  • Simple installation
    • Wires into your trailer's tail lights
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons
  • Application: trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall
    • 2 Extra-long U-bolt kits (CE11416; sold separately) are required for mounting on frames up to 3" wide x 5-1/4" tall
  • Height: 40"
  • Adjustable out to 13" on each side


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


When your boat trailer has been backed down the ramp and is partially submerged, these 40" tall guideposts that are mounted at the rear corners of the frame will stick out of the water, giving you two highly visible targets to guide your boat between for loading. The built-in LED lights on the posts stand out at night, making it easier for you to load your boat in the dark and for other drivers to see your trailer when you're on the road. The pre-galvanized steel support posts mount horizontally on top of or below your trailer's frame rail. Just slide the posts into the boat guide supports and secure the posts so that the distance between them correctly matches the width of your boat.


Pre-Galvanized Steel

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



27740 LED Lighted, Post Style Boat Guide Ons by CE Smith - 40" Tall



CE27740 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details CE27740 Installation instructions


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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights Review

Today on this boat trailer, we're going to show you the CE Smith post-style guidons with LED lights for boat trailers, part # CE27740. This is what the guidepost looks like once installed on a typical boat trailer. Now this is a 40" length that we're working with here and you can see we have power applied to it, has a couple lights, we have amber going towards the front, red going towards the back. This is all a sealed unit so if this goes into water, no big deal. This is all . The cap and the post, PVC construction, where it goes down to a galvanized upright that is clamped on to the frame at the bottom. Now the goalpost is a good idea to load your boat up on your trailer when most of your trailer is submerged underwater. Like I said, we're working with a 40", there's also a 60" available as well, part # CE27640. To start off our install, we're going to work with the two U-bolts right here.

This one has a flat edge, that will go on first. This, with the U-bolt, with the little dent in it right here, will go over top of the other one. Move it around anywhere you want until you find your final location. We'll leave it sit. Now, U-bolts are galvanized material, as well as the clamp on the bottom.

Basically, our clamp has a variety of holes, so just use the ones that fit the best. Then, we'll install a flat washer and a lock nut. Then we'll do this on the remaining three sides. Next, we'll go ahead and grab the upright. We'll go ahead and install it in place and what happens is, when you tighten down the bolts, everything clamps together. We'll use a deep well 9/16 ratchet to snug down the bolts.

While still loose, make a few last minute adjustments, then tighten down for good. All right, now let's work with the PVC post. We'll take the cap which has our lights and our LEDs inside there, we'll take the cord and drop it through the bottom. We'll run all of our cord through. Loosely install the cap for now. All right, let's go ahead and take a post and the wire and yes, it's a square peg in a round hole.

We'll go ahead and run it down. Just be careful and make sure that the notch goes towards the boat on the PVC. Seems to help by twisting it a little bit. Before you get down to the end move our wire down beside the notch and push it down into place. All right, now at this point we can ahead and start to work our wires. I'm going to route mine across this way and then towards the inside of the frame and then work our way to the wire harness or the nearest running light, makes it a little bit easier to attach. We're also going to need some zip ties to secure our wires but these zip ties do not come with the kit but every time you do wiring it's always a good idea to grab some extra zip ties. Let's take our quick splice connector, we'll slide it on to our wire. Then we'll take our wire from the guide post, it'll run right next to it alongside and use some pliers on the metal clip to complete the connection. The we'll ground our wire to the frame. Now I'm using a self-tapping screw for this purpose. Now the kit does come with a couple different screws, however, a self-tapping one may work better in this application. I can drill it out first, then install the ring terminal. I think we'll stuff the excess in to the frame. For our quick splice connector, you probably want to cover it with some electrical tape before you zip tie or hide it in place too. Okay, let's apply power to it and make our last adjustment. In this case, the cap on top is still a little bit loose so we want it facing the right way, we want the amber color facing towards the front of the trailer and the red color facing towards the back. Okay and with that, that'll finish it for the CE Smith post-style guidons part # CE27740.


Customer Reviews

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 1 Pair - CE27740

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (117 Customer Reviews)

Lighted guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and safer to transport it at night. 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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I'm very pleased with the lighted CE Smith guide post for my boat. There very easy to install, and the LED lights are super bright. The guidepost makes it very easy to load the boat onto the trailer keeping the boat from blowing off the trailer with the wind or the current pushing it off. Great customer service experience with E Trailer and very fast shipping. Overall giving them five stars and would definitely recommend them and we'll be using them again in the future! 366017


Comments

Thanks, the boat strap and the lighted posts guides are still working great !

Jason T - 04/12/2018

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Product was excellent although all i needed was the lights, brackets and the angle tubes. he PVC pipes were to short anyway so I went and bought a 10ft length of PVC pipe for a lot cheaper then in sure what the breakdown price of the 2 pieces they sent was. 223593


Comments

Ecellently

Tony - 09/01/2016

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GREAT PRODUCT. HAD TO MODIFY MOUNTING DUE TO TRAILER DESIGN, BUT WORKED OUT PERFECTLY. USING A LITTLE COMMON SENSE AND MECHANICAL ABILITY YOU CAN DO MOST ANYTHING. SEE PIC. 345761



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Great product. I cut the plastic tubes so that the lights are at the top of the sideboards to prevent catching the docking line on them during loading. My trailer has heavy metal rectangular tubing so the supplied screw to ground the lights was not heavy enough to penetrate with the recommended drill size. I used a self drilling/tapping screw with great success. The brackets were very well designed and hold the square tubing of the light very well. 283018


Comments

I have been very happy with the CE Smith Boat Trailer guide-onlights. Metal parts are still shiny with no hint of rust. Lights assist in trailer placement for docking and assist trailer towing maneuvers easier to tell where the end of the trailer and boat are located relative to the towing vehicle. As you can tell, I have been very pleased with the quality and performance of the CE guide-ons with LED lights.

Tony B - 08/12/2017

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These work just as billed and have been great. They guide the boat onto the trailer, which suddenly makes one-person boating possible. And the lights at the top give me great visibility at night on the highway. An added bonus is that now I can see where the rear of the trailer is when it is empty and I'm backing up to the ramp to retrieve the boat. Installation was easy. Make sure to wipe your ball joint/hitch connection clean, since these ground through the frame, not a fourth wire. If they don't light up right a way, jiggle the rig and I bet they'll blossom. 582054



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Before and after pics 513783



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Not sure yet haven't put them on yet but the quality is awsome we will see i will update when i get them on 494293



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Great works great 423021



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Product info very unclear and even deliberately misleading with no mention that this does NOT include brake or turn signal ability. Interestingly, it was very clearly stated on the package labeling. I have an aluminum I-beam trailer and the brackets did not fit due to the boat sitting low on the trailer. I had to drill 4 holes on each side to mount. Also, there was evidence of poor quality control with one PVC pole easily sliding on and even slightly loose and the other had to be beat on with a 2x6 and a 3lb sledge. Would not recommend. 401374



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so far the guides are looking good and should be a big help loading my boat on windy days.thanks for early mail 398756



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etrailer had everything I needed in one stop. 391758



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Quick delivery, easy installation, and solid - well built components. They were recommended to me and I'd recommend them to anyone looking for boat trailer guides. 379800



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Very prompt service and shipping. Detailed instructions supplied. Took very little time to install and they work great! 360526



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Quick ship-great, solid product--very satisfied. Compared to the big " Marine" stores , price is almost half as muck ! 343359



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The lighted guides are easy to install. look sharp and I can see the back of trailer as I back up. 305720



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Excellent service and excellent shipping, ordered my boat trailer accessories on sunday and received my parts on Wednesday. I even got a personal phone call about parts on back order! I give 2 thumbs up to etrailer.com! 297630



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Excellent lights, fast service, overall very happy , I would recommend them to anyone..... 293680



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Arrived on time. All items were in the box. No damage. Heave gauge metal. I did paint the metal but don't think it needed it. Setup was straight forward and everything works without a problem. I soldered the wiring instead of using the wire clips but they should be fine if weatherproofed. 279073



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Easy to connect to existing wiring. Good quality product 275456



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This was one of the easiest installations I have had on my many boats. (Note - I performed all duties alone) Each side took five minutes to secure the bracket and PVC post, and five minutes to wire the lights. So, from start to finish for "ok" handyman the job took a total of 20 minutes. Here are my quick conclusions: Easy Install Wiring so easy anyone can do it (if electricity is not on!) Unloaded and re-loaded my boat faster than ever I would recommend this product to anyone! 259346



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The products are good quality and exactly what I expected. The delivery was fast and packaged well. 206656



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Nice product as advertised. 143123



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these will work out good for my trailer. 142973



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I was very pleased at how quickly my order arrived. I had some difficulty installing the guides. I have a very small trailer that carries my Gheenoe. The instructions don't cover my situation where the brackets had to be installed to a parallel trailer cross member. I thought I had it figured out until I realized that the u-bolts were too long. I visited my local West Marine to see if they had a solution & pressure treated 2x4 blocks under the brackets were recommended. Not the ideal solution but it was economical and worked. I am pleased with the product other than the installation difficulty. 138039



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great service and product. supper fast delivery. will do business with Etrailer.com again. highly recommend them to everyone. 94515



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Nice 92034



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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


nice quality.t hat's what I needed. 311219



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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Package was in good shape, very simple to install. From start to finish including grabbing tools right around 15 minutes to have completely installed and wired. Next stop the lake to try them out 519861



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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Order the lighted guides in the 60" model. Shipping was quick and order was correct. It comes with all the mounting hardware and very simple to follow instructions. Took my boat to the lake and the boat Ramp I had to use had a 10 mph cross wind. These guides were awesome aiding in keeping the boat aligned with the trailer while reloading. Money well spent. 375584



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CE smith guides with LED lights on top look great and are very helpful at night. 130641



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You can't see the lights in bright light. 222887


Comments

The parts are performing to my expectations.

Jay R - 09/14/2016

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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Great item and easy to install at a good price. I might add fantastic customer service. 478882



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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Product is of good quality. IMO, running the wires outside the galvanized arms results in unprofessional look. It's a bit tricky, but running the wires inside the arms and drilling a small exit hole in the short section is much neater. The wires on my Karavan trailer were easily accessible under the at the cross bar (covered by a rubber cap); that's where I tapped into the brown wire. To protect the trailer finish from the U-bolts, I wrapped a piece of indoor-outdoor carpet around the frame and bolted the guides over the carpet. I'll try to get a photo of my install. 138642


Comments

Still great one yr later. I used rubber gromets where wires come through brackets

Jim F - 07/01/2015

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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Easy to install. My trailer does not have anywhere at the end to mount them so they are mounted in front of the axle. It does help with being able to see the trailer for backing. I have a rather tall F 350 with a toolbox and could not see the trailer out the back window at all. 571624



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I had purchased the Fulton boat guides earlier from another firm but had to return them because the U-bolts wouldn't work on my boat trailer (Not enough clearance between the u-bolt end and the bottom of my boat and I couldn't find replacements. I have a 16' Smokercraft Osprey with a bunk type EZ-Load Trailer. I opted to buy the CE Smith 60" guide posts with lights from etrailer.com. It turned out to be a very good decision. Easy install, they fit and work great and they arrived sooner than promised. Thanks etrailer.com! 183506



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I have not put the product on yet. My brother has and they worked great on the Niagara River with the very strong current. The river was high and without the guides it would have been a struggle to have loaded our 21 foot boat. We just got the bow in the guides and then we could use the motor to help push the boat onto the trailer and keep the stern pushed up river. That is why I bought a pair for my 25 foot hardtop. 509223



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Service: I ordered on a Sunday night. Received three emails that very evening. One from Customer Service, then George and finally one from Joseph confirming shipment. On Thursday the day of delivery, I received two emails informing me the item was due to be delivered that day and that it had been delivered to my door. Last, I received an email from Debie on Friday confirming receipt. WOW talk about customer service. You people are first class! I’ve been in customer service for the past 20 years and it doesn’t get much better than that. Product: Sturdy well-built product that provides a great look to my new 21ft Sea Hunt and Venture trailer. Can't wait to test it out when the weather warms up. Tip: Instead of running the light wires between the tubing and PVC guides you can start at the short end of the galvanized tubing with a finish nail and thin string. Drop the nail through until it comes out the top (long part) of the galvanized tube. Attach the string to the ground eyelet and second wire with masking tape and pull the wiring through while sliding the PVC guides over the tube as you pull. Gave it a great finished look (will only work if you position the U-bolts far back on the trailer as close as possible to the trailer lights). Extremely pleased with the service and product - I will be back for my other trailer needs! Thanks etrailer.com 121327



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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


I love this product, it was easy to install and it comes so useful in windy days and places without a dock. Lights look awesome as well. 343466



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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


The product was shipped in an orderly time frame. It was an easy installation. It’s works great. I am very pleased with the product. 619520



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I realized after I installed the guides that my tower bolts stuck out too far past the side of the boat to make the guides as effective as one would want. My solution is to cut the pvc pipe and install a pvc tee near the bottom of the side of the boat so I can extend pvc over to the side of the boat and cap it. I have not modified the uprights yet but I'm confident it will work. 615370



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Just got my order and wow what service. I have ordered several items from this company. Never a problem quick delivery,never a back order. Always sending messages letting customer know the status of the order until delivery. Will be order more from this company. Thanks. 611873



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I am very satisfied with the product, it was very easy to install! Everything worked perfectly! I would recommend this product Very highly!!! 609768



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just plain great 608774



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Great product! Super easy installation and bright LEDs. 598452



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Very Good, good quality, easy install. 522897



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One of the best products I've bought in quite a while. This was well designed with versatility to accommodate a number of different trailer arrangements. The material is really well made and strong, easy to install. No skimping on quality in material used. Love it! 511098



- CE27760
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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


I haven't installed the trailer guide-ons or the bearing buddies yet. I have looked at them and the guide-ons are heavy quality. I have bearing buddies on my other boat and I have been pleased with them. All in all your service and excellent help has been great. I will be buying more in the future. 501225



- CE27760
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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


These guides work just fine. Installation was fairly easy though I've had to tighten the bolts a few times. Would recommend these to anyone. 491091



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Review from a similar CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


I have ordered from this company before & have received excellent service every time. The guide ons work as stated. One light didn't work but we called the company & a replacement light was received within a few days with a paid return label for the bad light. Husband very satisfied with the poles & the company. 490623



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PRODUCT IS WORKING FINE AND MY BUDDIES LIKE THEM AND WANT SOME 486923


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  • The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons, part # CE27740, and the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons, part # CE27600, will attach to a boat trailer frame size of up to 3 inches wide x 4-1/4 inch tall. They both use the same type of mounting brackets that attach to the boat trailer frame. The post-style guide-ons do need to be mounted as far back on the trailer frame as possible and as close to the boat as possible. The bunk-style guide-ons have 5 foot long bunks that have to be positioned on your...
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  • I can help you figure out which Guide-On Covers are right for you. Both camouflage covers fit on 2 inch Schedule 40 PVC post-style guide-ons, with or without LED lights, with a maximum outer diameter of post: 2-3/8 inches. It would just depend on how much of your post you would like to cover. I recommend the 36 inch Camo Guide-On Covers # CE27902 for your 40 inch CE Smith Posts # CE27740 instead, because these are designed to be open-ended to allow the LED lights to show. The...
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  • Recommended Visual Indication for Boat Trailer when Empty
  • The Vehicle and Trailer Aligner - LED and Yellow Ball # PTW1276 will help to align your hitch ball and coupler or give you a visual of the outside edges of your empty boat trailer. You can use the yellow ball or the red LED light for the visual indicator you desire. The dual telescoping rods connect using magnets and extend up to 41 inches tall. They retract to 7-1/4 inches for easy storage when not in use. Another option is to use the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights...
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  • Replacement Parts for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers
  • It sounds like you have the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall # CE27740. The Replacement PVC Pipe for CE Smith 40" Tall Post-Style Guide-Ons - White - Qty 1 # CE11339 is available separately, but the LED Light Kit for Post-Style Boat Guide-Ons # CE27656A is a kit of both lights and they are not available in quantity of 1.
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  • Recommendation for Submersible LED Backup Lights on a Boat Trailer
  • I can help you add reverse lights to your trailer. Yes, It is important to pay attention to DOT compliance when adding lights on your boat trailer. Compliance will be met if you use the Optronics # BUL10CB light as your backup light. The # BUL72CB is purposed for a utility light and will not meet the criteria for reverse lights on the roadway. In order to add reverse lights to your trailer would would need to have a 7-Way on the trailer and a 7-Way on the vehicle. On the vehicle...
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  • How Do You Remove the Lights on the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740
  • On the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 the lights are held into the tops of the tubes with little screws. The screws would have to be removed to release the lights.
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  • Will the Optronics Aero Pro LED Trailer Lights Work With Guide On Poles
  • The Optronics Aero Pro LED Trailer Light Kit, # TLL36RK, has a 25 foot wiring harness that is included in the kit. However, depending on which guide-on poles you are looking at, you may need extra wire if you plan to attach the clearance lights on the poles. If you are needing guide-on poles, I recommend the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights, # CE27740. These guide-on poles already have LED lights installed at the top of the poles. The lights have a length of wiring that...
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  • Why Does Running Light Circuit Get Ran to CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740
  • If you wired the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 that you referenced to the stop/turn signal of your trailer wiring they would blink with the blinkers and come on with the brake lights. There's no reason you couldn't do that but as their intended purpose they wouldn't be as effective. Normally these are wired to the running light circuit so that when your tow vehicle has their head lights on (at night) the lights come on to help you guide your boat onto the trailer.
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  • Lighted Guide On Recommendation for a Boat Trailer
  • We actually have a product that does exactly what you are looking to do. Check out the CE Smith Guide Ons part # CE27740. These are guide-ons that have LED lights on the tops of them for increased visibility. The PVC of this kit would be strong enough for it's intended purpose of helping guide a boat onto the trailer. As long as you aren't hitting them at too hard of angle you should be just fine. You would probably have bigger problems anyway if you were hitting these hard enough to...
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