Dual tongued trailer Front/back

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Dual tongued trailer Front/back

Unread postby Shooter » Sun May 20, 2018 1:07 pm

What size do you think I would need for rectangle tubing for a tongue.

My big boat a 18 foot Hewes ,is 3x4 but it is thin Galvanized and runs over half way the trailer length . About 5 feet unsupported.
I'm going to use the "Same" tongue for front and back, slide it in or out take it to the back and plug it in like a reserve . Like a reserve I will use a "pin" to hold it in ,But I think two for the front position , to keep it from raddling so much. I'm kinda thinking 2"x3" 1/4"or 3/8 thick 10 feet long. In front it would be about 5 feet unsupported and when in back it would be more like 6 or 7 feet.

When in the back it would only be used for pushing or pilling the boat in or out of the water/mud, no towing .

What size tubing would it slide in too?
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
The light at the END of the TUNNEL is Now TURNED OFF!!!
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Re: Dual tongued trailer Front/back

Unread postby BabyHewe » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:14 pm

Getting the exact fit inside the other square tube is not that easy. The reason is the weld down the middle of the extrusions, it sticks out a bit. The closest I found for 3x3 square galvanized was 2.5x2.5 stainless with 0.125" wall section. I then used UHMW to fill in the gaps and tighten up the fit.
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Re: Dual tongued trailer Front/back

Unread postby HaweaterHal » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:36 pm

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