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    Trailer dilemma, which one to keep?

    I have been a registered user for a while now, but this is my first post.
    I have 2 single trailers, a 2008 Aluminum Triton LTWCI (spring axle) and a 2012 Galvanized EZ Loader EZWV01250 (torsion axle). I want to sell one but back and forth on which one to keep because they both have their advantages.Just some other info- 99.9% of our riding is in salt or brackish water, our travel to launch is approx 30 miles away but mostly done with a double 2014 EZ Loader trailer. The single trailer I keep will not be used often, but when I do it will be for longer trips taking only 1 ski.
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    I say Triton. But i always say Triton.

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    Or sell them both and buy a torsion axle Triton. I prefer the Triton Elite models which comes standard with all stainless steel bolt hardware and torsion axle. Also a longer tongue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Or sell them both and buy a torsion axle Triton. I prefer the Triton Elite models which comes standard with all stainless steel bolt hardware and torsion axle. Also a longer tongue.
    I have pulled my friend's Triton single with a spring axle. I thought it rode just fine. I think the difference between a spring and torsion axle is much more pronounced when dealing wit a heavier and wider double trailer. The only other advantage to the Triton Elite is the use of stainless hardware. A great feature if you are launching in salt water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Or sell them both and buy a torsion axle Triton. I prefer the Triton Elite models which comes standard with all stainless steel bolt hardware and torsion axle. Also a longer tongue.
    I have pulled my friend's Triton single with a spring axle. I thought it rode just fine. I think the difference between a spring and torsion axle is much more pronounced when dealing with a heavier and wider double trailer.

    The only other advantage to the Triton Elite is the use of stainless hardware. A great feature if you are launching in salt water.
    I guess we can disagree on that point.

    Last time I towed a leaf spring axle Triton single I was using a car, not a big truck. The leaf spring trailer rattled and bounced over bumps and rough road patches. Empty it was quite noisy, with a PWC strapped in place it was less noisy but still more bouncing than a single torsion axle trailer.

    Towing with a car or light duty SUV (which is my own situation) allows more noise from the trailer to conduct into the cabin. A full size truck with separate frame seems to isolate the tow hitch from the cabin so less racket reaches the driver.

    Overall I am sure you agree that the Triton Elite version is a very nice trailer. The combo of longer tongue and torsion axle makes for a nice tow. All SS hardware is a nice anti-rust feature.

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    As I stated 99% is in salt water and I have noticed some of the hardware is beginning to rust. I thought maybe if I decide to keep that trailer, I would replace it with stainless or at a minimum galvanized. I like both trailers but just looking for opinions, I do think the Triton would be easier to sell tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
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    Or sell them both and buy a torsion axle Triton. I prefer the Triton Elite models which comes standard with all stainless steel bolt hardware and torsion axle. Also a longer tongue.
    I have pulled my friend's Triton single with a spring axle. I thought it rode just fine. I think the difference between a spring and torsion axle is much more pronounced when dealing with a heavier and wider double trailer.

    The only other advantage to the Triton Elite is the use of stainless hardware. A great feature if you are launching in salt water.
    I guess we can disagree on that point.

    Last time I towed a leaf spring axle Triton single I was using a car, not a big truck. The leaf spring trailer rattled and bounced over bumps and rough road patches. Empty it was quite noisy, with a PWC strapped in place it was less noisy but still more bouncing than a single torsion axle trailer.

    Towing with a car or light duty SUV (which is my own situation) allows more noise from the trailer to conduct into the cabin. A full size truck with separate frame seems to isolate the tow hitch from the cabin so less racket reaches the driver.

    Overall I am sure you agree that the Triton Elite version is a very nice trailer. The combo of longer tongue and torsion axle makes for a nice tow. All SS hardware is a nice anti-rust feature.

    All good points. I do not even notice that there is a single trailer behind me with a full size pickup. Hell, I can't even see the trailer behind me. All I can see are the handlebars sticking up.

    I guess it also depends for the OP on distance being towed. If you are only going a few miles, then trailer choice is not as critical.

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    Just to help kep my options open, any idea how much a Triton Elite trailer costs?

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    My Elite double in 2013 was $2000 new. I think the singles may go for around $1400. Maybe a little less, I have not priced one.

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    Keep the aluminum trailer... Torsion axles are not needed and if you set up springs correctly they will ride fine.

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