06-11-2009, 04:44 PM
I heard a bad story about a swing tongue that has broken and it result in a complete lost of a brand new boat (Princecraft SuperPro 207)
The owner says that the trailer wasn't overload, he had nothing in the the boat.
Anybody have heard bad stories about that product?
Hot Runr Guy
06-11-2009, 06:52 PM
According to the Princecraft website, the available trailer comes standard with a swing tongue, so I doubt that it had the after-market Fulton unit you showed.
Are you looking to convert your existing trailer? If so, describe your rig.
06-11-2009, 07:34 PM
No I don't want to modidied my trailer.
Princecraft are buying their trailers through Remeq and they are using Fulton system (pretty sure). I think Fulton are the only one that build that system.
I just want to know if other users have encountered problems with that kind of installation.
Hot Runr Guy
06-11-2009, 07:41 PM
Here's a photo I snagged from a 2009 Princecraft 207 ad, it sure doesn't look like the Fulton DIY unit. But, anything is possible.
06-11-2009, 08:16 PM
Looks the same has the one Eagle are using.
I'm not looking to a speciific bashing on Fulton, I'm only looking to see if others have encoutered problems with a swing tongue.
On that link on the last page it look similar but it's not.
I have 2 friends that have the one that is shown on the Princecraft website; one of my friend owne a Lund that sit on a Eagle and the other run a Crestliner that also sit on a Eagle. Both are with a swing tongue and never encoutered any problem.
06-11-2009, 09:32 PM
For some degree of piece of mind, I don't remember any postings which described a problem with the tongue. It seems like a bad experience shows up pretty fast on here when someone has one. You could try doing a search.
08-11-2009, 10:05 PM
I converted my e-z loader single axle trailer rated for 2300 lbs (i think) using the fulton aftermarket attachment. The removable pin snapped and the opposing bolt bent while on route. Luckily, the boat nor anything else was damaged in fact I probably drove about 40-50 km's before I noticed the trailer wasn't aligned properly (pulling triple). I actually added chains on either side of the "fulton" so that might have helped. I limped to the next town bought the proper size bolt and made it home, still have the fulton attatchment. Some background, It broke going over some very ugly paved highway that had since been repaved, I also had a Reese load equalizer (for swing) on it, So I may have overloaded the Fulton. I've probably put 2000 km's on the trailer since then and no problems.
08-12-2009, 02:46 AM
I am now on my second trailer with a Fulton swing away tongue and have had no issues to date. While I have only had the latest one a few weeks, the previous trailer had thousands of miles on it after I installed the swing away.
To be honest I had not heard of anyone else having a problem with them either. However, that obviously does not mean that there has never been a problem, as demonstrated by Alliwannado's post.
While I can't speak to the Princecraft trailers, I know that the Tracker Trailstar trailers do not utilize the Fulton tongue on their swing away trailers from the factory. My guess would be that Princecraft does not either.
If you are considering installing one on your trailer my suggestion would be to make sure you followed the directions completely, especially the torquing of the bolts. Do that and I don't think you will ever have a problem with it.
04-28-2011, 02:05 PM
Does anyone know where I can get the brass bushings for the Eagle Trailer. I have the swing tongue, and need to replace the 2 brass bushings in the swing where the pin goes.
Thanks in advance.......
Go to any machine shop supply house and they should be able to either have, or be able to tell where you need to go to get the bushings.
04-29-2011, 02:09 PM
I ran a factory installed Fulton swing tongue on my Ezloader bunk trailer for 6 seasons with no problem. New Ezloader trailer also has a factory installed Fulton swing tongue (with surge brakes).