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What Are The Dimensions On Jet Skis And Trailers? [Store Your PWC]

A while ago, I had a customer taking delivery of two new Sea-Doo’s on a double trailer. He lived in an apartment complex, but had a garage that supported “two cars”. He was worried if it would fit, in my head it should be no problem, as two car garages are wide enough. When I got there, it was a garage that held two cars, but it was not side by side, but front to back. (I didn’t know that was a thing?) Luckily, the door was wide enough to put the double jet ski trailer through.

I tell you that story because it’s got me thinking others will face a similar situation. That day, I learned that all garages are not the same, and the info on jet ski trailer dimensions is not all that great. This is why I wanted to write this post, to help people figure out if their jet skis on trailers will fit in a garage or other storing areas. Going off just the trailer is not good enough, just look at the top picture to see that jet skis hang off the side and back. There is a lot to unpack here, so let’s talk about it below.

Measurements

Triton double trailer that is empty

Below are the most common dimensions and sizes for jet ski trailers based on Triton Aluminum Trailers and Karavan Trailers.

A “single” holds one machine and a “double” holds two.

  • Wave Single: 148 inches long and 55 inches wide.
  • Single: 182 inches long and 60 inches wide.
  • Spark Double: 149 inches long and 102 inches wide.
  • Double: 182 inches long and 96 inches wide.
  • Sea-Doo Karavan Double: 184 inches long and 100 inches wide.
  • Double Elite: 189 inches long and 102 inches wide.
  • WC2-2: 201 inches long and 102 inches wide.
  • 4-Place: 344 inches long and 102 inches wide.

Please keep in mind that the jet ski extends beyond the trailer’s rear by about 12 to 20 inches. They also stick out on the sides, especially with doubles, so you’ll need extra space for your watercraft on the trailer.

  • The Wave Single is for Sea-Doo Spark, Yamaha EX, and standups only.
  • The Spark Double is a Karavan trailer for two Sea-Doo Sparks and Yamaha EXs (Rec-Lite watercraft) only.
  • The Sea-Doo Double is a common Karavan Double trailer, similar in size to most non-aluminum trailers.
  • The Double Elite is a bigger double with nicer options added.
  • The WC2-2 is a double with tandem axles and the nicer options too.
  • The 4-Place trailer holds 4 jet skis, and it’s a good choice for those with 3 jet skis too, as 3-place trailers are rare.

The Maximum Width

Two old Yamaha waverunners on double trailer blue and grey

Interesting enough, there is a maximum width of 102 inches that a trailer can be if it goes on the road in the US.

So if your garage door has a width greater than “102 inches”, it’ll fit any jet ski trailer’s width! (So long as you don’t have something odd blocking it)

Garage Sizes

Door Width

Your door will be smaller than the actual width of your garage, and you’re not getting it in if it won’t fit through the door.

So the door’s width needs to be considered.

A single will fit through any 1 or 2 car garage-doors just fine. A few doubles will fit through a 1 car garage-door if the opening is 9 feet or more, but space will be tight.

Length

The most common length for a 1 and 2 car garage is 20 feet or 240 inches.

So, you may wonder if a jet ski trailer will fit? It’s good to know that all jet ski trailers should fit, except for the 4-place ones.

To maximize space, consider angling the trailer and moving the tongue to avoid tripping hazards.

Other Ways To Store In Your Garage:

With the tongue sticking beyond the jet ski, you quickly learn jet skis on trailers take up a lot of space in a garage.

One option is to remove the watercraft from trailer during the off-season.

Sea-Doo WAKE pro on stand at dealership

The best way to do this is with a stand.

This video does a fantastic job showing you how you can do it, but I must warn you, they are heavy, and you’ll need at least 1 if not 2 extra guys to help you.

Many people in videos use plastic slides on their bunks or lubricate them to ease in sliding.

However, this can be risky if you forget to secure the front and rear of your craft properly when on a trailer. I avoid using these bunk slides because I’ve seen jet skis slide off trailers during sharp turns.

The way dealers move units off trailers is with either a forklift or a hoist.

Sea-Doo RXT 215 being lifted by forklift

The most effective method I’ve seen for homeowners to remove them from their trailers involves using a wall-mounted winch.

They slide it onto a stand that matches the trailer’s height. Then, to reload onto the trailer, they use the trailer’s hand-crank winch.

Author

Steven

I started working at a power sports dealership in 2007, I worked in parts, service counter, and as a technician before moving to sales in 2013. I created StevenInSales.com in 2014 to answer common watercraft questions I would get from people. Now managing the site full-time, I continue to provide advice and web tools for my readers about watercraft. I've owned several watercraft, with a Sea-Doo Spark as my current main PWC.

Comments

  1. Wow…What a great site. Glad to have found so much useful info. I am looking at a 2008 Sea Doo RXT 215 that a friend has. He no longer uses the PWC, and is looking for $4000 for it with a trailer. It looks very clean throughout, but it has 369 hours which is my main concern given what I have read. He claims that it runs without issue, and is willing to let me take it for a weekend to try it out. Any thoughts?

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