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    What Trailer to get

    I'm getting a new Ski so I'm going to need a new trailer. My question is which one to get. I'm on Long Island so it's all salt water running.


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    Have a look in the Trailer forums on Greenhulk

    Aluminum or galvanized steel would be preferred.

    Triton brand welded aluminum trailers get good reviews. I prefer the torsion axle 'Elite' versions myself.

    Rinsing and flushing the trailer after riding is a good practice. Be sure to spray the hose inside the trailer frame rails, and spray up under the bottom of the axles, fenders, and frame.

    Install Bearing Buddy type grease caps, which help keep water out of the wheel bearings.

    Lots more info in the trailer sections

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    i bought the 1500lb capacity karavan aluminum trailer. i like the karavan because it is not tube construction. having I-beam construction means no water sitting in the tubes causing corrosion. the tritons are nice especially with the torsion axles. my friend has the triton elite and it rides a lot smoother than mine. as long as you go galv. or aluminum you cant go wrong. both of these trailers have 2009 SHOs.

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    I have a double load rite aluminum with torsion axles. Highly recommended. The higher end load rites have bearing buddies already installed from the factory.

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    Thank you everyone for the Help.

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    I like the performance trialers. They are out of buisness now but the low stance is great for launching with my small passat

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    I have a shorelander that has held up good

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Have a look in the Trailer forums on Greenhulk

    Aluminum or galvanized steel would be preferred.

    Triton brand welded aluminum trailers get good reviews. I prefer the torsion axle 'Elite' versions myself.

    Rinsing and flushing the trailer after riding is a good practice. Be sure to spray the hose inside the trailer frame rails, and spray up under the bottom of the axles, fenders, and frame.

    Install Bearing Buddy type grease caps, which help keep water out of the wheel bearings.

    Lots more info in the trailer sections
    I just spoke to a local trailer dealer who carries local brands like Sea Lion and some Load Rite. He said he knows of Triton and went on to tell me how Torsion Axel trailers sway a lot more and at high speeds cause the trailer to become extremely unstable and even bouncy at times. I am looking for a trailer that can handle my Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 at high speeds 80 MPH for long trips. Is this dealer correct, should I go with leaf spring over Torsion axles.

    Any and all feedback would be extremely appreciated. Thanks!!

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    Think about what he told you..........and what he sells.......

    He wants to sell you a trailer that HE carries.....

    Torsion axles are way better than leaf springs as long as you dont over load the trailer......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic6801 View Post
    Think about what he told..........and what he sells.......
    +1, That's straight up BS.

    I have both leaf spring & tortion axle Tritons, & the tortion setup is way more stable at high speeds. I used to haul my SHO on my LT(leaf spring), & the problem I had at high speeds was if I hit a sharp bump the trailer would squat really low on the springs & bounce up. Nothing like seeing your trailer wheels 2' off the road at 80mph. Although the weight was well under the load rating, it could've probably benefited from stiffer springs for highway driving. The only Triton I DON'T recommend for the new larger skis is the LXT. IMO, it's just too small. When you have 3' of ski hanging off the back of the bunks it makes it nearly impossible to strap down properly.

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