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    Triton LTWCII carry 2 4TEC?

    Carry capacity 2500#. Equates to about 2100 carrying capacity. I have 2 GTX 4tec that would probably weigh 900 +. That doesn't leave much head room. Any others using triton trailer for these heavy beast? Or maybe there is a better aluminum alternative.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse View Post
    Carry capacity 2500#. Equates to about 2100 carrying capacity...
    According to Triton's specs, the load capacity for LTWCII model is 2180 pounds.

    What is the actual fully fueled weight of your watercraft?

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    Never weighed one, but I suspect 1025 or so loaded. Most of the 4 strokes are near the same weight. I know it is near its limit. That's why I was asking if anyone actually uses this model on the big 4 strokes. The next size up on a Triton torson axle. Pricy for sure. I like them better, just not the costs. I have a single and it rides much better than the leaf spring. I assume there is a saftey factor that Triton has built in, but I really dont like being so close to the max. Anyone use this model for the 4 stroke couches?

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    Im sure you will be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse View Post
    Never weighed one, but I suspect 1025 or so loaded...
    What model year is your SeaDoo GTX?

    The 2003 version weighs 790 pounds without fluids.

    15 gallons of gasoline plus engine oil weighs about 100 pounds.

    Dunno how much coolant weight it carries.

    Looks like about 890 pounds, plus coolant, plus gear. Maybe 950 pounds total, per watercraft.

    Two would be 1900 pounds, give or take. That would be about 87% of the rated 2180 load capacity for the Triton LTWCII model, with about 280 pounds load capacity headroom.

    The GVWR for the trailer is exactly 2500 pounds. I suspect that nice round number is meant to fit within various regulations regarding rated trailer weights, and is not the actual absolute maximum weight the trailer can physically cope with.

    2180 'load capacity' is effectively the GVWR 'gross weight' rating minus the weight of the trailer itself.

    I am not recommending you purposely overload the trailer, but I suspect it will be just fine with the weights of your two watercraft. I personally prefer the torsion axle versions as it rides very nicely, even on rough roads or sudden bumps. Quiet too.
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    OK here are the specifics;
    2006 GTX Limited
    Dry weight 875#
    15.9 gals fuel 96.56#
    Oil 4.1 qt = 7.69#
    Coolant 8#

    Total without cargo 987.25 + 10lbs cargo 1087.25lbs X 2 = 2174.5 lbs.

    So I have 5.5lbs headroom Now if you add a tongue jack or a spare tire and you are over.

    No reserve here. The reason I ask is that I have a galvanized double trailer with the same rating and 13 inch wheels and while cleaning out the intake grate on one of the skies I notice my 6 month old tires were bald on the inside. I checked the axle and sure enough it had a negative crown to it. I am not sure if it was sag or bent from some pothole. In either case, not a desirable situation.

    Since the rating is the same, will I be having the same problem with the aluminum trailer, galvanized axle and 12 inch tires?
    So I was asking if anyone has this trailer with 2 heavy skis on it and if they had any issues with trailering.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse View Post
    ... 2006 GTX Limited
    Dry weight 875#
    15.9 gals fuel 96.56#
    Oil 4.1 qt = 7.69#
    Coolant 8#

    Total without cargo 987.25 + 10lbs cargo 1087.25lbs X 2 = 2174.5 lbs.

    ...
    100 pounds cargo (per watercraft) seems like a lot. 10 pounds seems light.

    I see your concern, but really it comes down to whether you want to buy (pay for) a larger, higher weight rated trailer, or run close to the factory max ratings.

    Since I always prefer torsion axle and I am willing to pay more for a torsion axle trailer, my own choice would be for the torsion axle version of the Triton, which happily comes with a higher weight rating.

    And the Elite comes with SS bolt hardware. The Elite trailer frame may also be longer, which also helps.

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    Oops.. You are correct. Decimals do make a big difference. Total per ski is #997.25. Total is #1941.5 which is a bit better.

    Regardless, the weight is approaching CC therefore, I dont want another recurrance. If no one else, has had any issues with this version, I'll probabaly go this direction. Torson suspension is really not in my budget.

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    What is your budget? Are you buying new or used? The elite double is only a few hundred difference.

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    I paid just under 2000 out the door on my elite double with the 13 inch aluminum wheel upgrade.

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