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    2010 I-Catch Trailer

    I picked up my new 2010 RXT-X 260 with the I-Catch trailer Friday. 5 miles from the dealer I see my new ski skidding down the road behind me. I wish I had taken a picture of it in the street but things were little hectic trying to get it out of traffic. Luckily no one was behind me. It stayed upright so only the bottom was damaged. Got it back up on the trailer, roped it in and took it back to the dealer. They're replacing the ski and now they have added rear straps to their I-Catch trailers.


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    You need to thank your dealer! They seam like they took care of you as at some dealers this could have been a real debate.

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    Wow, did they have another SKI for you or did they have to order one?

    They let you drive it off without the walk thru?

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    We did a walk thru. They said everything was OK. They said it didn't require any rear straps. I told them it looked shaky having no backup to the I-Catch hook. My intention was to go buy straps as soon as I got it home. The trainer "hook" didn't let go. The hook was still up and in the locked position. The ski lifted off the hook so it must not have been properly adjusted. Mine was the first I-Catch unit the dealer had done. They obviously knew it was their fault. They didn't have another in stock but they must have found one close because they said it would be ready Monday.

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    wow, I would be LIT if I looked back and saw a brand new ski sittin on the highway and not on my trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immred View Post
    ...They said it didn't require any rear straps.

    ...The trainer "hook" didn't let go. The hook was still up and in the locked position. The ski lifted off the hook so it must not have been properly adjusted....
    Trailers BOUNCE while going down the road.

    I would expect that not only does it need straps at the rear (of course), but that it may also need a strap at the front.

    I have not looked closely at one of these new trailers, but in many places, there are rules about towing improperly restrained loads on the highway.

    I would think a PWC without proper straps might be considered illegal.

    Review that front latch system. Think about how hard of a bounce or jolt it can withstand without any possibility of releasing.

    Also think about how well it would handle a sudden emergency stop or even a frontal collision. You want the PWC to stay on the trailer, no matter what.

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    so they look all fancy but perhaps not alot of real usage was put behind them before release.

    Do they have hooks on the rear of the trailer for the rear straps??

    If they do that tells me that it was intended for them to be used.

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    There are holes on the back bottom of the trailer but they are way forward of the rear of the ski. Awkward to get to but useable.

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    Wow, what a nightmare. Glad you're getting a new ski.

    When I bought mine last summer, the dealer loaded it up on my trailer, but we had to take it off of the car to adjust it. I brought my own straps, but they were just going to let me ride right down the road without them. A couple miles down the road, the trailer seemed to be bouncing a lot so I pulled over and checked it. Dumbass dealer didn't latch the trailer down. Dodged a bullet on that one...

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    Have any of you guys watched the video for the iCatch trailer that BRP put out on youtube? if you look at it when they are trailering the ski on the road, you can see the rear straps.

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