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Yes. I have carpet covering on the inboard fenders. I have also installed the trailer bunk guide and it makes the launch so much easier.

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bboy I have been looking a the same options here in South FL and the dealer said they could get me a Continental trailer like you have. Man that thing is snug. 

How wide is the trailer? and did you do trailer delete through Robalo then work with dealer? Does the trailer have brakes also? 

Thanks in advance. 

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bboy: Also, Can you trim the outdrive all the way down ? 

lastly, did they break the tongue at the bow or does it extend past? I'm both length and height constrained but am determined to get the R180 in there.

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Hi migyzfr6,  I placed my boat order at the dealer. They were able to delete the trailer at the time ordering from Robalo so I can get a credit back from Robalo and I use the credit toward the Continental trailer. The trailer does come with brake and swing tongue. So I can easily fit inside my garage. I live in south Florida as well. If you like to check on my boat, I am more than happy to show you. I don't usually come to this website. Please send email to scmtang@gmail.com

 

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In another post bboy states his Continental trailer is an A1830B (catalog PDF download).

The following online photos provide a visual ride height comparison of R180 hulls to fenders on Robalo-supplied trailers.

bboy's Continental trailer...

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Robalo-supplied Karavan trailer...

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Robalo-supplied Coyote trailer...

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Good luck!

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Hello Everyone,

Click links below to see R180 in a standard 2 car garage. Tightest point is height with 7ft garage door opening. Trailer bunks were lowered and foldable windshield stopper was removed. Compass is 1in from hitting. Engine must also be lowered to certain point. No modification to wheels or tires necessary. Plenty of space front and back for longer boat if height was equal or lesser. My neighbor has 21ft Sea Ray cruiser in exact same garage. Now I also use a lower hitch so I can tow it about 80% into garage and manually push/turn it for the last 20% of the boat length.

Hope this helps.

PS - Next boat will hopefully be a fully equipped R222 w/250. Not sure how I'll resolve storage when the time comes. :-)

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I think I'm gonna look into renting out a garage space with a high enough door opening.  My 2012 R180 (Karavan trailer) has the optional Ski-Tow bar in the back.  Believe it or not the top of the tow bar is higher than the top of the center console (with the windshield and grab-rails removed.)  Either way I wish the R180 came in a dual console configuration..

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4 hours ago, mjbartolo@comcast.net said:

I think I'm gonna look into renting out a garage space with a high enough door opening.  My 2012 R180 (Karavan trailer) has the optional Ski-Tow bar in the back.  Believe it or not the top of the tow bar is higher than the top of the center console (with the windshield and grab-rails removed.)  Either way I wish the R180 came in a dual console configuration..

An R187 sounds intriguing to me as well. I think robalo decided not to because of price point. The r180 is pretty heavy as is. A dc version would be even more so. I would imagine an R187 with a 115 outboard, 5-6 people on board w/all their gear, full of fuel,  and pulling a towable would feel a little underwhelming.  If I remember correctly, when I priced an R180 (w/150) and an R207 (w/150) optioned out, the difference was around 5-6k. It was close enough for me to go for the larger hull. Who knows. Good luck finding storage.

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Have you considered making your R180's ski-tow bracket removable, possibly per the below photo...

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...where the legs of the main hoop are cut at some point above the aft-facing dogleg framing (red ovals) and having an appropriately sized solid aluminum plug or thick-wall tubing (green cylinders) fabricated, such that the plug/tubing is mounted inside the vertical hoop and it slips down inside the original support framing, with all of this bolted thru cross-drilled holes (black hexes) in the assemblies.

Removing the horizontal cross-screws from the original support framing would allow removal of the main hoop, enabling passage beneath the less-high garage door.

It may be cheaper to have a local fabricator do something like this than to pay for year-round storage -- unless your R180 is going into a relative's or friend's garage.

Good luck!

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