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    Exclamation 2011 Ultra trailer loading issues

    I have a 2011 Ultra LX and when I purchased the ski from the dealership used they supplied me with a brand new trailer.. Im assuming that had never been in the water with this ski.. Rather just lifted onto it. Well it sat fine when loaded on the trailer.. The bump stop sat right under the front bumper line... Well, when taking it out for the first time 2 weeks ago I came back from the lake, and went to load the ski onto the trailer.. I had my truck pulled plenty deep into the water.. exhaust almost touching in a 2011 dodge durango. Well even with it being THAT deep... What would happen is... That bump stop would come ABOVE the front bumper of the ski... making it impossible to tighten the hand winch... So I would then have to FIGHT the ski UP as I reeled the winch in to get it to GO below the bumper of the ski.. I dont think thats right.. So I made some adjustments to my trailer.. I lowered the winch structure to go BELOW the metal eye on the ski..As opposed to being ABOVE it.. I will supply some pictures here as well.. I just would like you guys input to see if this is a safe adjustment.. To have the winch belt BELOW the eye.. Etc...
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    no. You hit the brakes and that thing is going forward.

    I believe my roller is right inline with the hook. It still takes some lift when final winching.

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    Oh I got ya.. I just moved it down because I was alone at the lake the first time..and it was seriously almost impossible.. I was stuck.. I eventually backed the vehicle WAY down into the water.. with the exhaust bubbling under water..then muscled it..So the roller was under the top bumper..So I tried this..but wanted to ask some of you more experienced people about it first. This is my first ski. Even the second time I took the ski to the inter coastal waterway.. I had someone with me.. and she had to LIFT on the ski as I cranked it up.. It was pretty insane.. SO I guess I should move it back above the hook?

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    See, This one is below

    This is an ultra, and their belt is above it? which is why I wanted to try this out.. I saw some that were like that.. What do you guys think?
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    I would make sure the tie down is pulling down and add a chain that's easy to pick one up at local hardware store.
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    I would make sure the tie down is pulling down and add a chain that's easy to pick one up at local hardware store.

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    Alright , Yeah . I will have to set up a safety chain like yours as well. Great idea!

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    I tried uploading 1 photo and got several. ..... But if I have to make a quick stop I know my skis are staying on the bunks.

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    I really appreciate all the help from you guys. This is my first ski.. So you guys are great with advice! thanks again!

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    You should really just get the bunks wet and then crank it up. Putting it farther in the water makes the bow stay level in the water instead of the bunks pushing the hull upward.

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