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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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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

  • Guides
  • 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.


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

Installation Details CE27740 Installation instructions


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



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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
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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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Product was as presented and instructions are excellent. very pleased 875858



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Great product easy install lights are awesome and great service as usual from e-trailer 874421



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The trailer guides I purchased were exactly what I wanted and expected. They were received in excellent condition and were mounted and working in an hour. Great service and price from eTrailer. 804235



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quality product. works great. the lights really help with backing up. guides are sturdy. 790720



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Items as advertised, great communication. I was very satisfied with my order. I tried one of their online competitors and it was a train wreck - horrible communication and damaged merchandise. I will order from this company again. I have yet to complete my install because I’m still waiting for parts from the other company. A lesson learned. 791038



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A great price the product was easy to i nstall, 738935



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These work great, worth the money 720862



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Easy install, works great 694609



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unbelievable delivery service. Exactly what I ordered, I would not hesitate to order anything from etrailer they know what they have and what you want. 681215



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The CE Smith lighted guide ons are great…to me they are the most important when there is no boat on a trailer. With trailers being too low without boat loaded it allows very good recognition of where your trailer is on and off the boat ramp. The lights in the dark are very bright and are a great help backing an empty trailer. I highly recommend them 661917



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Since the installation, I can look in rear view mirror and know lights are working. A great asset to backing trailer with or without boat. Going to order another set for another boat that I own. 661766



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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


Comments
Everything is perfect.
Greg - 05/29/2019

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


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  • Can CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 Be Used With CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons # CE27600
    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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  • 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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  • What Trailer Wiring Circuit Does the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 Run To
    The brown wire of your trailer wiring would be the one that carries the running light circuit. That would be the correct circuit to use for powering the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Painting Galvanized Steel Brackets for a Boat Trailer
    First, I would prime and paint the whole bracket if for nothing else but to make sure it is all uniform. Galvanized steel is going to require certain products to be able to paint it and have the paint last. the first thing you will need to do is clean the galvanized parts with water-based cleaner/degreaser to remove any of the oily film on the parts from the galvanization process. Once clean you will need to use a water-based primer. Do not use a petroleum-based primer because the oil...
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  • Replacement Light Caps for CE Smith Guide Ons
    To replace the caps of your CE Smith Guide Ons will require you to get the part # CE27656A. This is the only way to replace anything having to do with the lights of the guide-on.
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  • Can LED Bulbs be Replaced in the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers
    The LED lights on the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 are sealed units so you cannot access the diodes inside. Considering that they are sealed LED units they are not likely going to go bad for a very long time. But if they do or if they get damaged replacements are available, # CE27656A.
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  • Recommendation on Lighted Guide Poles Wired As Stoplights
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 are lighted poles to help guide your boat on to the trailer. CE Smith does have Light Mounting Brackets for Post-Style Boat Trailer Guide-Ons # CE27650A were you could mount a set of stop lights like # 2423056 for right hand side and # 2423006 for the left hand side. These lights can be wired into the stop lights of the trailer. These lights are submersible and contain gaskets to create a weather tight seal. The CE Smith # CE27740 are the...
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  • Replacement U-Bolts for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers
    U-bolt kit # CE11416 would be the one that you need. But like you said the u-bolts are slightly longer than the originals. If you need to have the shorter ones then you would need the kit, # CE11452-A. It might not be a bad idea to replace the brackets too. If there was enough damage to require new u-bolts then there could be unseen damage to the brackets as well.
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  • Does C E Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 Have Replacement LEDs
    The LED lamps that fit CE Smith Post Guide Ons # CE27740 is CE Smith # CE27656A. These are sealed units, therefore, you cannot just replace the LED inside the unit.
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  • How To Mount The C.E.Smith 40 Lighted Post Guides On A 2x6 inch Trailer Frame
    I reached out to my contact at CE Smith and this is not the first time they have had this issue with 2 inches by 6 inch trailer frames. You will have to go with a more customized fit since the CE Smith Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit for Boat Trailer Guide-Ons - Pre-Galvanized Steel - 6" Tall, # CE11416, were too short. Their engineer recommends getting bolts that are 7/16 inch by 6-1/2 inches or more and using CE Smith Frame Straps - 2-9/16" Hole to Hole Length - Galvanized - Qty 2, # CE20016GA....
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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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  • 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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  • Can Ground Wire of CE Smith Post Guide Ons be Ran to Trailer Frame Easily
    The wiring of the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27740 is a double bonded wiring setup that you would normally run back to front of trailer. Since it's double bonded though you can separate the wires from each other by pealing them away from each other and then run the ground to the trailer frame wherever works for you and then the power wire to the running light circuit and you'd be set.
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  • Are Roller Bunks or Keel Rollers Needed on the CE Smith Boat Trailer Part # CE48810
    The CE Smith Boat Trailer part # CE48810 comes with guide ons which help to center your boat during loading and to hold the boat during transport so I don't really recommend adding anything additional in regards to this aspect because of the size of the boat. However, if you will be launching your boat at night or in the early mornings I recommend using the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights part # CE27740 which will provide visual targets. What I do recommend using is a two...
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  • Can 40" Tall Guide-Ons be Bolted to Trailer Frame for Extra Height
    The 40" Tall CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27620 come with mounting hardware that bolts around your trailer frame, but since these won't have anything to do with the structural integrity of your trailer you can really mount them however you see fit. Since you mentioned wanting more height and increased visibility for guide-ons then you might be interested in the 40" Tall CE Smith Guide-Ons # CE27740 which come with LED lights, or the 65" Tall CE Smith Guide-Ons # CE27637. Attached...
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  • Shortest Available Trailer Guide-On for 2008 Bass tracker 17 .5
    The shortest set of guide-ons are the 40 inch # CE27620 that you've looked at. The nice thing about these is that they're constructed of PVC pipe, and they can be cut down further if you wish. As you can see in the video I've linked, the tops of the guide-ons don't stick up very far from the gunwales of the boat. If you were interested in the light-up guide-ons, you could use the # CE27740, and cut those down as well. If you're on a fairly tight budget, the # CE27620 would work very...
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    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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  • Availability of Vertical Posts for Rear Corners of PWC Trailer
    I'd recommend something like the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons, part # CE27620. The posts easily mount to the trailer using the included u-bolts. A lighted post system like # CE27740 is also available. It'd make your jet ski easier to load in low light situations, as well as making your trailer more visible when towing at night.
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