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FormerParatrooper
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

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Dumb question maybe?

Is is possible to change a roller trailer to bunks? Anyone do it with success?
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

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I did last year and the boat sits lower on the trailer and actually loads easier since I have the bunk lined up to guide the boat better than the rollers did.
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

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Possible - yes

Advisable for an aluminum boat - absolutely
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

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Most trailers are identical other than the bunk/roller setup. Just need to change the brackets and install bunks.
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

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Thanks all. What I have is a semi v and the rollers are denting the sides.
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I also converted a roller trailer to bunks without any problems.

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I searched around on Ebay and found the brackets for a good price, got the u-bolts from Amazon I think and grabbed the vinyl downspout from Lowes and cut it in half. I sold the rollers and brackets for almost the same cost for the bunk stuff so it was a break even. You can see the bunks allow the boat to sit lower on the trailer so I don't have to back as far into the water.
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Nice. Consider some guide posts and maybe a nice 12 guide roller in the back to help the nose line up on lower grade boat ramps.

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Looks good. Got the idea now. Thanks all.
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