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    another trailer question... help with continental...

    I have a continental trailer right now that I think will be able to support the weight of the Ultra250X and my STXR (which I may trade for a 15F for the girlie).

    I have the standard front stop for the ski where the bow sits between the black rubber sideways "V". I was wondering if I can change that configuration to the one where the front of the boat rests on top of the roller in the front... .... like the new triton trailers?

    Thanks. The model number for the trailer i have is W6CA15-1500. The GVWR says 1900lbs and the wheels are 12C type. I think it only supports 1500lbs though..... any thoughts?

    So is this the right trailer or should I upgrade the axles and other components with parts from this following website...

    http://www.easternmarine.com/em_show...ler_store.html

    Any/all help appreciated. I want to do this right and if that means new trailer purchase then so be it. If i can "upgrade" what I have then so be it as well.

    Curtis
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    Quote Originally Posted by cue03 View Post
    I have a continental trailer right now that I think will be able to support the weight of the Ultra250X and my STXR (which I may trade for a 15F for the girlie).

    I have the standard front stop for the ski where the bow sits between the black rubber sideways "V". I was wondering if I can change that configuration to the one where the front of the boat rests on top of the roller in the front... .... like the new triton trailers?

    Thanks. The model number for the trailer i have is W6CA15-1500. The GVWR says 1900lbs and the wheels are 12C type. I think it only supports 1500lbs though..... any thoughts?

    So is this the right trailer or should I upgrade the axles and other components with parts from this following website...

    http://www.easternmarine.com/em_show...ler_store.html

    Any/all help appreciated. I want to do this right and if that means new trailer purchase then so be it. If i can "upgrade" what I have then so be it as well.

    Curtis
    Curtis; I'm no expert on Continental trailers but I think that your trailer will be able to hold both skis. However you might want to upgrade to the 13" wheels with bigger tires. That should increase the rated load for the trailer. You could keep one of your original tires as a spare. Replacing the standard 6 foot bunks with 8 footers will also give the hulls more support and is an inexpensive mod.


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    No, it won't work!

    Ultra 250X = 904 lbs dry
    Ultra holds 20.6 gallons of gas @ 6.25 lbs/gal = 128.75 lbs

    15F = 745 lbs dry
    15F holds 16.4 gallons of gas @ 6.25 lbs/gal = 102.5 lbs

    Add it all up and you get 1880.25 lbs!

    I wouldn't get a trailer with anything less than 2,000 lb capacity. Personally, I like some margin and would go with a 2,400 lb trailer. That way, if you want a second BIG ski, you're already covered.
    Last edited by '02GPRider; 02-12-2007 at 11:15 PM.

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    If Continental is like Shoreland'r the only difference between the weight carrying ability is the size/load rating of the tires. The frames are all the same.


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    That is what I was thinking as well.... Could I just swap tires and get a higher load capacity.

    Doesn't the axle play a part in this whole weight carrying math as well?

    I am going to give continental trailers a ring today...seems they are in Miami and see what they have to say. According to their website the greatest weight capacity they have is 2000lbs and that is with 10d tires.

    None of their trailers say anything about 13" wheels... 12C is the largest size wheel they offer. I wonder if it will rub with the fenders?

    Curtis
    Last edited by cue03; 02-13-2007 at 08:11 AM.

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    All single PWC trailers from the same manufacturer use the same axle. If not already done, extra fender clearance for the tires can be obtained by putting the axle springs on top of the axle instead of under it.

    Richard

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    Shorelander working good

    If your budget can stand it talk to Way2Fast. I picked up the
    top of the line 2400lb Shorelander trailer for $1277. After hauling
    the Ultra and a SeaDoo 250miles down the freeway and launching
    at the ramp I was glad I had that trailer. It's really beefy with those
    13" radials which have far few revolutions than smaller ones. That
    helps with wear and a subtley, the ball bearings. This trailer also
    adjusted very well to hold the Ultra. I have some tweaking to do.
    You really need the drop frame with the Ultra. It sits so high that
    those extra inches count.

    Sell your current Continental, they get reasonable bucks on the used
    market.

    Did you ever see that video where some crooks stole a truck with
    two jetski's attached? He ran from the cops then proceeded to drop
    the ski off the trailer at speed, than the other..........enough to give
    you nightmares!

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