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Dutton-Lainson was founded in 1886 as a small harness and horse collar shop. Since then it has developed into the country's leading manufacturer of quality products for the marine, agricultural, industrial and automotive markets. Dutton-Lainson focuses on innovation, creativity and diversification to maintain their success.

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  • How to Secure a Vehicle on an 8 X 18-foot Wooden Deck Car Hauler Trailer
  • To secure your vehicle on the wood deck of your 8 X 18-foot car hauler trailer I suggest you consider straps rather than chains. Straps offer lighter weight, reduced chance for scratching the vehicle and are often easier to use than chains. They also will not corrode like chains. The Dutton-Lainson 40-inch cables you referenced are intended for use with tow bars for flat-towed vehicles. We have better options for you. For example, we offer the Erickson Car Tie Down, part # 58503. It...
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  • Where is the Serial Number or VIN Located on a Boat Trailer
  • There is usually a sticker or plate somewhere near the front of the trailer on the frame or tongue with the VIN or serial number. It could be on the inboard or outboard side of the frame. If you cannot find anything with the number then call your local DMV/license bureau and ask what you would have to do to register the trailer. In some states the state highway patrol has to inspect the trailer and assign it a VIN.
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  • Recommended Winch To Use For a Boat Lift
  • I do have a winch that could be used as a boat lift, but the item you selected, Dutton-Lainson hand winch # DL15440, would not be a good option as it is not a brake winch. A brake winch will stop the load and hold it in place if you were to let go of the handle when winching. For use as a boat lift, I would recommend the Dutton-Lainson brake winch # DL15721. This winch is designed for multipurpose uses including boat lifts. If you will need a larger capacity brake winch, we also offer...
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  • Need A Winch For Pulling A Vehicle Onto A Car Trailer
  • The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch - 9,000 lbs # DL25215 is an electric winch that is designed for loading and unloading of boats, personal watercraft, and vehicles. This winch has a 3,000 lb. load capacity. The boat size-to-winch capacity ratio is 3 to 1, which is used to determine what size boat that the winch can pull. This means that it is designed for boats up to 9,000 lbs. It can be used for car trailers. When you are pulling a load on wheels, like a car onto a trailer,...
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  • How to Select the Proper Length Safety Chains for a Trailer
  • It really depends on your setup, if the safety chain loops on your tow vehicle are spaced far apart then you will need more slack to make a tight turn then if they were closer together. What I would recommend you do is connect your trailer to your tow vehicle, back your trailer up into a near jack-knife position and then use a rope to go from the safety chain attachment points of your trailer to your tow vehicle. Now measure the length of rope that was used and that would be the correct...
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  • Using Worm Gear Winch Versus Brake Winch for Hoisting Small Dinghy
  • If you are wanting to use a drill to ease operation of the winch, the Dutton-Lainson # DL11011 would be a much better choice. This winch is specifically designed so that the handle is easily removable for use with a drill. Using the shaft directly connected to the drill chuck is not recommended, but the input shaft has a hexagonal cross-section, that can be used with a 5/8 inch socket or driver attached to a drill. Keep in mind that the 1500 lb capacity for the jack is based on having...
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  • Using Bunk Rollers to Construct a Boat Ramp
  • According to Dutton-Lainson, there would be no problem with a PWC sitting on the rollers for an extended period of time (like over the winter). The roller bunks are meant for boats weighing up to 3,000 lbs, and since a PWC will weigh less than 1,000 lbs, there should be no issue whatsoever. The # DL21755 rollers you referenced would work great for what you are wanting to do. These particular rollers are meant to be attached to the edge of a bunk, but there are also sets like part #...
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  • How to Attach Winch Cable to the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15002
  • The cable fastener, # DL24360, should be inserted into one of the holes in the side of the cable drum on the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, # DL15002. The packaging for the cable fastener, see attached photo, shows that it should be installed in the slotted hole in the side of the drum, but on the smaller Dutton-Lainson hand winches, DL600A and DL900A, the slot is not large enough for the cable fastener so one of the round holes must be used. I provided a short video showing how the cable...
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  • Hand Winch Recommendation for a 5,500 Pound Capacity Single Car Hauler Trailer
  • You can ask as many questions as you want, no problem! So, first, yes, you can use a pulley block to double the capacity of a winch at half the speed so you will not have to worry about that. With a rolling load though you may not have to. A rolling load, using a 2500 pound winch up as steep a grade as 45 degrees the winch capacity is 3,225 pounds at the first layer or so of wire rope on the drum. At a 26 degree incline you are looking at a capacity of 4,650 pounds. I have included...
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  • How To Setup Bunk Rollers on Boat Trailer
  • Boat Trailer Roller Bunks, like the item you selected, part # DL21741, are not designed to line-up or center the boat, but for the boat to rest and roll on the bunks. Typically, if you are loading a boat the boat is not loading squarely it is because the trailer is too deep in the water. You would want to use part of the trailer as a reference to determine how far to back the trailer into the water. You would want to install the bunks in place of your existing bunks or rollers. If you...
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  • Can I Convert Regular Bunks To Roller Bunks
  • Yes, you could convert your Rolco trailer from the wooden bunks to roller bunks. The Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk, part # DL21741, has a universal mount system that attaches directly to either vertical or horizontal positioned bunk boards that should work on your trailer. You may also be interested in Boat Trailer Roller Bunk Bracket, part # DL21742, for mounting the roller bunks. You will have to install these at the correct angle for your boat hull as they are stationery. We...
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  • Using Bunk Rollers Like # DL21741 on PWC Trailer
  • The roller bunks can certainly be used to replace the bunk boards on your PWC trailer, I use them on my PWC trailer and they work very well. You will need to ensure that the profile on the bottom of your PWC can handle the extra width of the rollers. Where the end of the 2 x 4 that the PWC rests on is typically 1.5 inches thick, these rollers would be 4-3/4 inches wide. You would need to ensure that portion of the hull that the bunks ride against are is wide enough to so that the rollers...
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  • Recommended Winch for Loading Cars On and Off of a Flat Bed Trailer
  • Pulling cars onto a trailer will undoubtedly require pulling the vehicle up an incline, which will add extra resistance to the equation. If you are pulling a rolling load, not dragging the car and no flat tires, up just a slight incline like a 3 degree slope the weight capacity of the winch can be multiplied by 6.67 times, see hand winch article, Winching on an Incline, which I have linked for you to review. A steeper incline causes more resistance and reduces the rolling load capacity...
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  • Hand Winch Recommendation for Building a Homemade Log Arch
  • You could use just about any type of hand winch you would like to build a log arch. You will need to determine the capacity that you will need to lift the logs you will be cutting. Having been around a farm most of my life, I would think that a 2,000 lb capacity winch would be sufficient, since you will not need to lift the whole weight of the log with it and if you are cutting fire wood you could reduce the length of the log. I posted a link to all of the 2,000 lb winches that we stock...
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  • Choosing a Replacement A-Frame Trailer Jack for Pop-Up Camper
  • I will assume you are looking for an A-frame mounted jack, because that is what pop-ups typically use, and because that is the part you referred to. The bolt hole pattern is standard, so matching up with the holes in the trailer tongue should not be a problem. You would want to choose a jack whose capacity is greater than the tongue weight of the pop-up, which is typically 10-15 percent of the fully loaded trailer weight. The Dutton-Lainson # DL22781 jack you mentioned should have...
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  • Adding Roller Bunks to PWC Trailer to Help Loading and Reduce Scratching the Hull During Low Tide
  • Yes, using a set of roller bunk like the Dutton-Lainson # DL21741 will help loading your PWC on your trailer. This particular bunk system can be mounted directly to your current bunks if they are in good condition. However, it is recommended to remove your existing carpeting on your bunks before installing these rolling bunks. If you would like you can also remove the bunks entirely and use the Dutton-Lainson Roller Bunk Mounting bracket to mount these bunks to the cross-member on your...
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  • Comparing Dutton-Lainson Single Speed and Two Speed with Hand Brake Winches
  • The main differences between the Dutton-Lainson winches you referenced is that # DL14881 has a hand brake, a drum hub diameter of 1-5/16 inches, and two speeds. The # DL24844 winch is a single speed and has a drum hub diameter of 3-1/8 inches. Because of the lower gear ratios # DL14881 offers, the load would be able to be drawn in quicker than with the gear ratio of # DL24844. The two speed winch would allow you to be able to change the gear ratio for loads of different weights. The handle...
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  • How to Install Boat Trailer Roller Bunks on a EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • You can simply mount the Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk, part # DL21740, by just screwing or bolting it in. The mounting brackets, Boat Trailer Roller Bunk Bracket, part # DL21742, are optional in mounting part # DL21740, and are not required. If you remove your old bunks and installed part # DL21740, the brackets would be needed to attach to the bottom of the bunk where the holes are and there would be no drilling required. This way the bunks would be adjustable to change the height. If...
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  • Mounting Post Recommendation for Winching Boat Trailer Out of Water
  • When determining the mounting height for installing a winch you want to choose a height that will allow the winch to pull as level as possible relative to the ground it's used on. You will also want to choose a post that will have enough capacity for the amount of weight you will be winching. A tree or stump is not a recommended place to mount a winch. Normally in these situations, people mount the winch on a steel post that is held in the ground with concrete in order to support the weight.
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  • Recommended Hand Winches for Barge Application
  • The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Direct Drive - Hand Brake - 3,500 lbs # DL14881 will be a really nice hand winch that will stand up well to the elements. I recommend the Fulton Galvanized Winch Cable with Hook - 50' x 7/32" - 5,600 lbs # FWC7500100 for your application. I wouldn't go lighter as there is so much resistance from water until things get moving. I think you'll want the additional strength for the initial pull. The hand brake will also...
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  • Cable Recommendation for Dutton Lainson Winch DL14881 that is Thicker in Diameter than 1/4 inch
  • You could use the 3/16 inch diameter cable part # FWC3250100 with the Winch part # DL14881 as this cable is a 3/16 inch cable with a capacity of 4,200 lbs.
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  • How to Remove a Pal Nut
  • A pal nut is not re-usable, so there is no need to be overly gentle when removing it. Simply grab the nut with a pair of pliers and bend it off. Once you apply a bit of pressure, the nut will bend which will allow you to easily remove it. We offer replacement pal nuts for a 5/8 inch roller shaft, part # 408600.
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  • Mounting a Winch in a Boat House to Pull a Boat Up a Launch Ramp
  • I am assuming the boat is on a trailer when stored in the boat house which will make things a lot easier. So basically what you could do is use a winch that can pull/lower the trailer and boat up and down the ramp. To load the boat on the trailer you would need to mount a winch to the trailer. For a winch to mount in the boat house you could just go with a hand winch such as # F143201, which has an automatic brake, with cable # DL24100. If the boat house has AC power then you could use...
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  • Boat Winch That is Rated for a 10,000 lb Boat
  • The heaviest duty boat trailer hand winch that we have is the Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle # FW32000101, which is rated for 3,200 lbs. The closest winch that we have to 10,000 lbs for your boat is the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch - Marine, part # DL25215, which is rated for 9,000 lbs. This is an electric winch that should get the job done for you. You will need to use a 12V battery to be able to utilize this winch. If you have...
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  • How Do I Select a Hand Winch for My 8,000 pound Boat Trailer
  • Finding the right capacity winch for your boat trailer is fairly simple but you have factors that must be taken into consideration. Boat-size-to-winch capacity is generally 2 to 1. With good rollers and short winching distances, you could increase the ratio to 3 to 1. With wooden bunks and long winching distances, reduce the ratio to 1 to 1. Special consideration should be given to pontoon boats and other boats with special hull designs. By my calculations the Dutton-Lainson Hand...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Options for Trailstar Boat Trailer
  • One carrier I recommend you check out is the Dutton-Lainson Extra Offset Trailer Spare Tire Carrier # DL22145. This carrier is designed to fit trailer tongues up to 3 inches x 5 inches and wheel sizes 13 inches - 15 inches that have 5 on 4-1/2 or 6 on 5-1/2 wheel bolt patterns. I have attached a review video of this carrier on a boat trailer for you. Another option is to use a more traditional spare tire carrier like the CE Smith Spare Tire Carrier for Trailers # CE22007Z-11050-2. With...
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  • Safety Chain Hooks Won't Fit Class V Trailer Hitch on a Chevy Silverado 3500HD
  • I have come across this issue before. What I recommended was to loop safety cables # RM-910648-12 through the hitch safety chain holes and hook the safety chains to the loops. The cables are rated for 8,000 pounds which is the highest for these short cables. There doesn't seem to be any hooks that will fit directly to the factory Class V hitch on your Chevy 3500.
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  • Distance From Top of Roller to Frame for Dutton Lainson and CE Smith Roller Bunks
  • I believe you are asking about the height from the top of the roller down to where the bracket would mount on a trailer. The # DL21741 is 2-1/2 inches for that dimension and then the # CE27710 is 2-13/16 inches. These are both hot dipped.
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  • Hand Winch Replacement Recommendation for Shelby 5466
  • We have some very similar winches to the Shelby 5466 that you have but we do not carry Shelby winches any longer. The Shelby is a 2 speed winch with a 2,300 lb capacity so for a very similar winch we have the Dutton Lainson 2 speed winch part # DL15440 which would work great. It has a bit more capacity at 3,200 lbs but that just means it'll crank in your boat even easier. Aside from that the winches are very similar. I attached a link to a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Use the Personal Water Craft Trailer Winch Strap On a Wave Runner
  • The 12 foot Long Personal Water Craft Trailer Winch Strap with Safety Hook by Dutton-Lainson, item # DL24291, is designed to be used with a hand winch mounted on the wave runner trailer like the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch, item # DL15002. There should be a bow eye on the front of the wave runner that the hook from the strap connects to and then the jet ski can be winched onto the trailer. If you need straps to tie down the rear of the jet ski, I would recommend the Erickson Inboard/Outboard...
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