2003-2008 Four Winns Sundowner 205 225 245 285 Boat Owners Manual

Improper weight distribution can place excessive strain
on the towing vehicle and trailer.  It can also cause the
trailer to “fishtail” (sway side to side). Be sure gear and
other items are distributed evenly in the boat.
C.   Hitches
The load-carrying capacity of trailer hitches will vary be-
tween manufacturers  and must  equal or  exceed the
GVWR. Four Winns® trailers use surge disc brake sys-
tems and require a fixed hitch.   Refer to Section S-2E
Surge Disc Brakes for more information.
Figure S1:  Trailer Bunks
Before hitching the trailer to the vehicle, make sure the
proper size hitch ball is installed  to match the coupler.
The ball size is determined by the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating or GVWR.  The GVWR is printed either on the
trailer plate or embossed on the tongue, coupler or ac-
tuator. For trailers with a GVWR of 7000 pounds or less
a 2” ball is used.  For trailers with a GVWR over 7000
pounds a 2  5/16” ball is used.   This information may
also be obtained on our website at www.fourwinns.com.
Refer to Section S-3 Operation for additional information
on hitches. Also, consult your Four Winns dealer for his
Outer bunk supports provide stability for the boat. The
insidebunksarethemainweightbearingmembers.     Side
guide-on supports help to keep the boat  straight while
driving the boat onto the trailer. Keeping the tie-downs
the bunk supports.
Improper trailer setup can cause hull damage.
B.   Tongue
Four Winns® trailers are designed with tongue weights
between 5% and 10% of the total weight of the boat, fuel,
gear and trailer. If the downward weight on the coupling
ball does not fall  within this range, coupler failure  and
towing   instability    may  occur.     If  using   another
manufacturer’s trailer, have the dealer check the tongue
To help guard against a sudden failure while in
use, do not use a worn hitch ball.  Replace
all worn or damaged parts.
A.   BunkSupports
DO NOT use a bent or damaged tongue or cou-
pler. Replacementpartsmaybeorderedthrough
a Four Winns dealer.
Allbunkboardsaremadeofpressuretreatedwood.      This
wood is rot resistant.All boards are covered with a high
age during normal use.
The trailer tongue is hinged or removable on our painted
trailers and galvanized trailers.  This allows for easier
storage.  The tongue is attached with clevis pin(s) with
locking hair pin(s) or clevis pin  keeper(s) to the trailer
frame. Refer to Figure S2.
Bunk supports run parallel to the keel and  support the
hull, extending beyond the transom. See Figure S1.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
Section S
Product Specification
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

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