Kenner 18VX trailer loading problem
I have just started using my Kenner at the Gulf Coast. Mostly I have benn using it to bass fish in the area lakes.
It seems that most of the Gulf Coast ramps have a very shallow ramp especially as compared to fresh water lakes.
Consequently this Kenner is harder to load at the coast. One thing I noticed is that on my "matched" trailer the front bow/keel Never touchs that front roller. Consquently, as I climb up the trailer it doesn't want to stay centered and when I finally winch it up a lot of weight comes to rest on that winch roller. The front roller misses the keel by about 3 inches so it provides no help with support or guideance.
I assume that all 180VX have this problem although I did notice that newer models do rest on that lower roller. My boat and trailer were made in '99. BTW, it appears that my 180VX version is no longer made but the design is somewhere between a 180VX and a 18VX. It is rated at 90hp but it has the same physical dimensions as the 18VX that is rated at 140hp.
Does anyone know if Kenner did a factory recalls upgrades to match the trailer to the boat.
I think I can figure out something but if Kenner has already done it then I'll contact them. Thought I'd just see what others may have already discovered.