10-07-2013, 11:44 AM #1
Anyone converted a pontoon boat trailer to carry multiple pwcs? If so, Pics/details?
First off, YES, I know that there is a weight capacity issue here. I am NOT looking for something to carry four seadoo RXT-Xs. I am considering converting something that can carry several stand ups and wave blasters and/or similar sized skis. Stand ups and blasters are in the 300-350 lb range ea.
Ive thought about this for a few years but never really looked into it. Wondering if anyone has had the same/similar idea and converted a boat trailer or pontoon boat trailer.
The pontoon boat trailer is the right length. Many have a single axle so there is a weight limit but I am confident that four smaller two stroke skis will not exceed it. .. or not exceed it enough to make it dangerous.
Post up if you have any ideas/experience/insights.
11-01-2013, 02:03 PM #2
I thought about the same to carry 4 Wetbikes but the problem I see is the bunks are on the fair outer edge. They'd have to be moved inboard and at that point you might as well modify a more similar trailer IMO.
11-01-2013, 05:01 PM #3
IMO this would be a pretty easy task. You would probably only need to move the 2 center bunks inward. Depending on the brand / style of trailer this can be very easy. As far as weight I bet you could easily get one to hold 4 big skis if you are willing to invest some money and time... I think most of the trailers are probably running 3500 axle setups so 2500 lbs should be pretty easy to accommodate if that's all you need.
I have been looking for one and they are almost impossible to find around me
12-02-2013, 10:59 PM #4
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It is easy to do. I bought a 2005 Continental tritoon trailer for a 24 foot boat. I modified the bunk brackets and moved the outside bunks in a little. I carried 5 skis, a Blaster 1, Kawi 750sxi, and Kawi X2 across the front. A GP1300R and Seadoo GTS 3 seater side by side on the back. Pulled it to Virginia and back and all around Florida wit no problems. Used ratchet straps to tie everything down.
12-02-2013, 11:52 PM #5
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I would be worried about the narrow track and the high center of gravity that would occur with placing skis on a pontoon trailer. Those skis would be sitting up awfully high an a very narrow trailer. Launching may be difficult as well at a shallow ramp.
12-03-2013, 12:03 PM #6
12-03-2013, 12:11 PM #7
You can put bunks wherever you want. Just screw then down directly to the body of the trailer and make them stationary.. or you can buy bunk brackets for $6.50 each at easternmarine. Re-locating or re-configuring the bunks isnt really an issue.
Its more about the balancing the the trailer, the width, the ability to strap skis down/winch them down/secure them/whatver, etc, etc.
12-06-2013, 01:26 AM #8
There are many pontoon trailer conversions here in Florida.
I just saw 1 on the local Craigslist brand new for around 2k.
12-06-2013, 12:43 PM #9
What would one expect to pay for a used pontoon boat trailer in good shape? Ive never priced them.
12-06-2013, 01:27 PM #10
In Florida there less expensive than other states Dooo to the fact that there everywhere.
I've seen used pontoon trailers for $800
New around 14-1500
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