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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 60" 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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27760 or order online at 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 - 60" Tall - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE27760

  • Guides
  • Boat Guide
  • Post-Style
  • 60 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.


  • 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 your trailer's rear frame rail 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
    • Adjusts out to 19" from trailer
  • Made in the USA


  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons
  • Application: trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall
    • Extra-long U-bolt kit (CE11416; sold separately) is required for mounting on frames up to 3" wide x 5-1/4" tall
  • Height: 60"
    • May be trimmed to a minimum of 40"

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 60" 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.

27760 LED Lighted, Post Style Boat Guide Ons by CE Smith - 60" Tall

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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall - 1 Pair - CE27760

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (251 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.


I put these on a 2005 Four Winns Funship 214, to replace the side bunks that are always under water when I load. They function as guides and for that purpose they are great. I have noted that they do flex some if I'm loading in a heavy current and because of that I have to adjust them often. The Four Winns Trailer has about a 1/2" margin of error on the outside bunks. I was really hoping these would be sturdy enough for me to keep them tight and hit the sweet spot on the trailer routinely. I'm seriously leaning to having the trailer modified this summer to give me a larger margin of error on the outside bunks.

As far as the product, delivery, and installation I could not be happier. I was trying to solve a complex problem with these and have realized that to do so will require other steps beyond these guide-ons.


Too flimsy for the pontoon boat. Can't barely touch it or they bend. I don't have any photos of the guides after it was bent. The very first time I put the boat on the trailer with the guides installed I approached very slow, as always, assuming the guides would assist a bit more than they did in squaring the boat for getting it on the trailer. I removed the bent one and straightened it. They do help guide the boat once the boat is squared up, but they are not ridged enough to help to square up the boat to drive it onto the trailer.

I reached out to the manufacturer who advised that part # CE27670
CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers - 22" Tall - 1 Pair
would be a better option as it is made for pontoon boats and it has pre-galvanized steel tubes are covered with 2 inch PVC piping for strength and durability.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/15/2022


Awesome and quick service. Very easy to install. I have a Rangertrail trailer. It took a little thinking because the trailer has running boards in front and behind the fender wells. No open c-channel. Marked 2 holes on top with bracket in place across c-channel underneath. Drilled 2 holes on each side. After that very easy. Followed video on YouTube. Thanks for a great product and great service. #CE27760

Still works great. Thanks
Darrell M - 06/14/2020


Easy online purchase, super fast shipping and great price. Exactly what I needed. Thanks etrailer!

This product is great. Its in excellent condition and continues to work great.
Dave - 05/08/2022


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.

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.

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!



Absolutely terrible. The item is loosely packed and the PVC is gouged, scratched and marked up. For the price, I do not recommend this product. Zero regard for packaging and zero interest in providing customers with a damage free product.

Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/26/2021


It was easy to install and provides the visibility I was looking for when backing my trailer down a boat launch.


Very easy installation and helps out loading the boat on the trailer. Very please with product.


I purchased the guide on trailer post with a light on top to be used on a lowe duck boat and Karajan trailer. The guide posts gives me the ability to see the sides and where the transom area of he boat and trailer when backing up in the dark into unimproved ramps. The lights on top make loading and unloading in the dark easier. Installation is easy, pulling existing wires out to tie into and heat seal to improve water tightness took a little extra time. I actually did not need all the height so I cut off about 10 inches and when trailering I can see in my rear view mirrors.


Great product! Super easy installation and bright LEDs.

After a year everything is still in working order expect for ground connection. Corroded and lost connection. Just needed to replace and worked just fine. White is still bright and no signs of fading. I dont keep up with it at all so its worst possible conditions and still trucking along. Would definitely recommend!
Marc - 01/19/2020


Really appreciate the good quality parts and service. My boat dealership told me that it would take weeks if not months to get these in. I ordered the Guide-ons with LED lights from and they were not only priced well but they shipped almost immediately. In fact, George J. of customer service reached out to me to make sure that I was on track with delivery and that I was satisfied with my order. George was very helpful and professional. I got the parts and installed them today. They are exactly what I wanted. Thanks


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 It turned out to be a very good decision. Easy install, they fit and work great and they arrived sooner than promised. Thanks!


Could not be happier with these! Plenty of flexibility for those times driving on is not perfect. The lights are nice to see in the mirror when trailering. But more important when loading up after sun goes down, they make it possible to see where you need to go.


The guides are a quality item and easy to install. A 9/16 deep socket makes installation a snap. Unfortunately the packaging leaves much to be desired. There was no packing material in the box. The tubes were scratched and, in one case, gouged.


I bought the 60 inch posts with led lights. The product shipped very fast. Was in Texas in 3 days. It was packaged well and the instructions were very clear. I have them mounted on the trailer but have not tested them out. The square tubing and all mounting hardware feels very durable. I was very impressed with the quality. I mounted these on an EZ loader Tritoon trailer for my 22 foot bennington. I originally had some plastic block-type guide-ons that kept getting caught on my lifting strakes which would destroy them. I have high hopes these will work well. I dont really need more than just a way to see where the trailer is in the last 10 feet of approach plus something to keep the rear of the trailer from blowing over in strong winds. The led lights should make it much easier at night as well.


well they look like what I ordered I can give you a better review once I install them I will say it took me less time to get my order from you than it did for an order i sent for from FLA,once I get them installed I will send you pictures


If put nose of boat between guides you can’t go wrong. All you need than is power to run it on! Lights on top are really nice.


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


Just arrived this afternoon. Abundantly pleased with the quick service. I have placed 5 plus ordered with trailer and will always recommend them to anyone willing to listen.

We are abundantly pleased with out LED guide on lights made be CE Smith. Being able to see the rear of the trailer from both our pick-up truck or our class A motorhome has proved invaluable. Thanks for a great and well designed product.
Bruce - 07/25/2021


Parts were all there. Instructions could be a little more detailed (especially the wiring portion on individual connections) Also, no mention of how to best secure the exposed wire outside the PVC pipe to trailer wiring.


Easy install like the lights too


These guide-ons made my fishing experiences great. I always had to struggle with positioning my boat and it was becoming so difficult that I thought I would have to give up fishing. After installing these, I was able to easily position my boat to get it on the trailer. By putting reflective tape at the wanted water lever, I am now able to back the trailer in the water just the right distance every time. Great product. I would recommend this to everyone.


Product was delivered very quickly and packaging was in good shape.
Installation was a breeze, took longer for me to get the small list of tools together and my old fat self situated on the ground than it did to do the install. My OCD was not happy with having to run the wires on the outside of mounts, I tried to use a fish tape to pull wire thru the post but it wouldn't fit thru the bend in the mounting post.
Instead of using the wire splices and drilling for a grounding location, I tied the power wire directly to the same supply as taillights with a wire nut , attached ground to the taillight mounting bolt.
Overall I am pleased with this product.
Been bad weather here since I installed them so haven't had a chance to lake trial them.


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


PVC piping was all scratched on arrival from rubbing against the galvanized mount. Spart from that simple to install and seems rigid enough.

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Ask the Experts about this CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts

  • Installing CE Smith Lighted Guide Posts
    I'd agree with you. What you describe is exactly how I would install it. You'll want to use a grommet on the hole you drill in the galvanized arm to protect the wires from rubbing against the metal. You will also probably have a heckuva time getting paint to stick to anything that's been galvanized, you might find that you'll have to sand off the galvanized coating first, then paint.
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  • Post Style Guide Ons for Nitro Z6 Boat Trailer
    I looked up pictures of your boat trailer and the # CE27760 would be a great option. We had the chance to install them on a similar trailer as your Nitro Z6 and they worked well.
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  • Could CE Smith Guide Ons part # CE27760 Attach to Trailer Frame that is 1.5 inch by 6 inch
    Since your boat trailer has a frame that is too large for the included hardware of the CE Smith Guide Ons part # CE27760 to fit your only option would be to have the brackets welded to the trailer frame.
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  • Can CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27760 Be Used on 1991 Trailstar with 1" x 3" Trailer Frame
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers, # CE27760, are designed to be mounted to your boat trailer's side frame rails, not the cross member. The included mounting hardware accommodates trailer frames up to 3 inches wide and 4-1/4 inches tall. I spoke with my contact at CE Smith and for smaller trailer frames you will just want to use a treated piece of lumber or another piece of metal to take up the additional space in the u-bolts.
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  • Compatibility of CE Smith LED Post-Style Trailer Guide-Ons with Boat Trailer w/ C Channel Frame
    It sounds like your trailer frame is made of C-channel. The CE Smith Lighted Post-Style Guide-Ons attach to the trailer frame using U-bolts, so it should work just fine with your trailer. The U-bolts are compatible with trailer frames up to 3 inches wide and 4-1/4 inches tall. You can see a product description video for the Guide-Ons by clicking the provided link.
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  • Recommended Guide Ons for 19 Foot Sea Ray Open Bow Boat and Trailer
    For a boat that size I would go with the 60 inch guide-ons, part # CE27760. These guide-ons should work well with your 19 Foot Sea Ray Open Bow Boat and Trailer. The uprights of this product angle out slightly which may match up with the angle of your hull, but that is not necessary for these to work properly. These will fit trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall. You can see a product description video for the Guide-Ons by clicking the provided link.
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  • How Far from the Trailer do the CE Smith Lighted Guide-Ons CE27760 Extend
    Yes, the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27760 can be mounted to be as far as 19 inches from where they are mounted on the trailer. I have included a link to a video review of these guide-ons for you.
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  • Can the Wiring of the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights Route Through PVC Pipe
    Yes, the wiring for the lights at the end of the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers # CE27760 is designed to run through the pipes and then gets zip tied to the L-bracket like what you see in the picture I attached.
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  • Will CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons With LED Lights For Boat Trailers Designed For Saltwater Use
    I called my contact at CE Smith and asked them about the Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers, part # CE27760. They told me the lights are submersible and no worries there. The posts are PVC so that is not a problem either. The L-bracket that the PVC uprights are attached to are galvanized and over time they will be affected by salt water. Rinsing them off will help delay the effects of salt water. You can also paint them before installing that would help a lot.
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  • Boat Guide-On Compatibility with 19 inch Distance from Frame to Inside of PVC
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall - 1 Pair # CE27760 adjusts out 19 inches from the trailer frame. This is the farthest adjustment of any of our kits. The actual length of the bent frame is 21 inches from the middle of the bend to the end of the horizontal tube that connects to your trailer frame. With the 2 inch PVC that covers it, the actual clearance is 19 inches which will from your measurements touch your boat hull unless you were to...
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  • Troubleshooting CE Smith Trailer Guide Ons Not Lighting Up
    If LED lights are wired backwards they won't work and no damage would be done to them so it's possible your CE Smith Guide Ons part # CE27760 are wired backwards and you could simply reverse the wiring to get it to work again. With this kit though the wire that has the ring terminal is for the ground and the other should attach to the trailer running light circuit. Most likely this is how you wired it up so I'd make sure the ground connection is solidly connected to the frame of the trailer...
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  • CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights # CE27760 Water Corrosion Resistance
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights # CE27760 are constructed of galvanized steel and PVC tubing to prevent corrosion. It is our recommendation to prime and paint the galvanized parts since the parts are coated before the stamping process has begun. This may lead to a thin or damaged coating that will allow for rust. For the light wiring as with any of the boat trailer lights it is recommended to disconnect the vehicle connection side since lights that are submerged can...
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  • Boat Guide-On Recommendations for a 2017 Robalo Walk Around
    Given the size of your 2017 Robalo Walk Around boat I recommend going with tall guide-ons such as the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 75" Tall - I-Beam Clamps - 1 Pair Item # CE27635 if the trailer has an I-beam frame. If the trailer does not have an I-beam frame then a 60 inch set with lights on top, # CE27760, is a great option as well. Based on the boat I would not go under 60 inches. I have linked a video of the lighted guides for you.
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  • Extra-Long U-Bolts to Allow Installation of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons CE27760
    For longer u-bolts you can use to install CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27760 on your 5-inch-tall trailer frame you can use extra-long u-bolt kit # CE11416. This kit is designed for trailers just like yours.
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  • Is There a Padded Cover Available for CE Smith 60 inch Post Guide Ons
    The tallest padded cover we offer for CE Smith guide ons is 48 inches like the part # CE27901. The good news is that they may be shorter than the part # CE27760 but you could still use them. You'd just have to position the pads where they'd be needed on the posts.
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  • Recommended Post Style Guide-Ons for a 2009 Stingray 180RX Boat and Trailer
    For your 2009 Stingray 180RX boat and trailer, I recommend using the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons part # CE27640 or part # CE27760 with lights. These posts are 60" tall and will provide you with visual targets to help center the boat while loading. The posts are made of a PVC and can be trimmed should you decide to reduce their height. The hardware included with them will fit trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall. They can also be adjusted horizontally and are made right here in the...
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  • Post Style Guide On that Fits Tri-Toon Pontoon Boat Trailer
    We actually have a boat guide on that was designed for pontoon boat trailers with the part # CE27670 which is better designed for the frame styles of pontoon boat trailers. The # CE27760 wouldn't work as it would need a different frame style.
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  • Which CE Smith Post Style LED Guide-Ons To Use
    Which CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers you'll want to use depends on the height of your boat when it's sitting on the trailer. We don't have craft specific guides for this so you'll want to measure from where you want to install these on the trailer to the top of where the boat sits on it so that you make sure you get something that you can see well. For smaller bass boats that don't sit very high off the water you're typically going to use the 40" tall #...
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  • Wiring CE Smith Post-Style Guide-On LED's To Brake Light Circuit Versus Running Lights
    The LED lights on the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27760 do not have separate wiring for only the red portion of the LED Cap Light # CE27656A. They are normally used to act as running lights to make maneuvering the trailer easier in low light conditions as well as providing an extra marker light for other vehicles on the road to better see the boat and trailer. If you would rather wire these lights to your brake lights circuits there would not be an issue with that. Do understand...
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    The 60" CE Smith Guide-Ons # CE27648 do come with mounting hardware for I-Beams, but this same system is available with U-Bolt mounting brackets as part # CE27640. If you'd like to have LED lights on top of the guide-ons then that is also available as part # CE27760.
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    The best guide-ons for a boat trailer are the post-style because they offer you the easiest way to guide your boat on the trailer, and the best of those is the 60 inch tall CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers # CE27760. These guide-ons give you a complete visual of where the guide-ons are with their LED light on top of the posts, making it really easy to see, particularly if visibility can be an issue like at night or if it's foggy. They are easy to install...
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  • Are Connectors of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights # CE27760 Water Tight
    If you wanted to seal the connections of the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights # CE27760 you'd be able to with heat shrink like the # DW05450 which would work well. But aside from that or sealing them in a different way the connections are not water tight.
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  • Dimensions of CE Smith Bunk Board Uprights
    There is an upright which may work for you, the Replacement Upright for CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - Lanced - 39" # CE27605PG. This upright has a bottom leg of 23 inches, and is a replacement for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27640 and # CE27760.
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