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    What trailer for Spark?

    Hey guys-

    I know there is a dedicated trailer forum, but this is Spark specific - so thought it might work better here.

    Most trailers these days seem too big for the Spark's dimensions.

    What trailer are you using (or plan to use) for the Spark?

    Who makes a good smaller trailer?


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    I,m going with the Triton LXT Base Model Trailer beause its 0nly 135 pounds (I,m towing with a sub-compact Chevy Spark) and about $725. My dealer will stock these for the Spark.

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    When we drag them around, we put them on the same trailers all the big skis go on, bunks are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fletcher View Post
    Hey guys-

    I know there is a dedicated trailer forum, but this is Spark specific - so thought it might work better here.

    Most trailers these days seem too big for the Spark's dimensions.

    What trailer are you using (or plan to use) for the Spark?

    Who makes a good smaller trailer?
    In what ways are the trailers too big?

    A really light trailer with a light watercraft, a possible concern might be trailer bounce when the tires encounter road bumps. Leaf spring trailers tend to be bouncy rides when lightly loaded.

    Personally I prefer torsion axles as the internal rubber 'spring' provides an inherent damping effect (shock absorber). Way less rattles and jiggles than leaf spring suspension and a smoother ride.

    If you want easier launching and reloading at shallow ramps then choose a trailer with low bunks and a drop center frame design. The lower the bunks the less far the tow vehicle needs to go down the launch ramp.

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    I checked with the dealer and the inside measurement between the bunk rails is 16.5 inches for a Spark. Any trailer that will hold a 10 ft. (for a 3 up) ski will work as long as you can get the rails separated to specs. I am putting one on a 2 bunk Performance trailer along with a Polaris SLT 780. I am going to have to replace the winch post to fit the Spark's front tie hook but that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mislguy View Post
    ... I am going to have to replace the winch post to fit the Spark's front tie hook but that's it.
    I have not paid any attention to the bow hook/eye on the Spark.

    What is different about it that requires the winch post to be changed?

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    Actually, the change was only required because my Polaris was not attached with the eye. It has a vertical pin penetrating the bow that attached the ski to the post w/o using a winch. I am changing it to the more conventional winch and post using theSpark's eye. If your trailer has the standard forward angled post, your largest change (if any) sould be the height of the winch on the post.

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    I was told buy the dealer that not to use rollers and go back to a sled type ??
    does make some sense with plastic haul ???
    opinions ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdrian View Post
    I was told buy the dealer that not to use rollers and go back to a sled type ??

    does make some sense with plastic haul ???

    opinions ??
    Hull, not haul

    I understand roller type PWC trailers are common in Australia, but the general consensus seems to be that rollers create localized pressure points under the hull. The stress associated with the small surface areas where the hull contacts the rollers and that the rollers are always positioned at exactly the same spots under the hull every time it is loaded onto the trailer is a recipe for the hull material to fatigue and potentially fail in those spots.

    Some Sea Doo owners of the full sized models have reported hull failures from the iCatch trailer at the roller contact points.

    Wood trailer bunks with marine grade carpet covering may seem old school but they do provide a broad supporting surface under the hull that flexes to conform to the hull shape. Wood bunks seem especially beneficial when trailering great distances or storing the watercraft on the trailer.

    Is there not a Spark specific trailer offered by your Sea Doo dealer for the Spark in your market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fletcher View Post
    Hey guys-

    I know there is a dedicated trailer forum, but this is Spark specific - so thought it might work better here.

    Most trailers these days seem too big for the Spark's dimensions.

    What trailer are you using (or plan to use) for the Spark?

    Who makes a good smaller trailer?
    Does your vehicle not have a roof rack?

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