Before we look at the jet ski trailers for sale that we believe are worth consideration, we’re going to go over the key features that you should look out for.
Where better to start than with the price. Whether you want to blow a lot of money or want to save a pretty cent or two, is completely up to you.
There are some general rules you should probably keep in mind when budgeting for your PWC trailer. With regards to price, you need to not just think about the initial price tag.
You need to think about the amount of maintenance and repairs you may need to invest in. For example, if you really cut back and buy the most budget item on the market, even lower priced than the models we feature, you may be setting yourself up for disaster.
This is when it’s a good time to research and consider customer reviews. If a very cheap model has a proven track record of always breaking down and costing a fortune in repairs, avoid like the plague.
However, if, despite its relatively low price, if a trailer is known to last a long time and put up with a lot of use and abuse, then it’s probably a safe bet.
Should You Opt For Steel or Aluminum?
While you may come across some trailers for jet skis and PWC that are made from other materials, the two most common are aluminum and steel.
If that already sounds like a tough decision to make, you are right to an extent. Both steel and aluminum have their pros and their cons. Let’s discuss some to help you figure out which is best for you.
As the average PWC itself can often reach hefty prices, the cost of the trailer is going to be a huge factor in the model you buy. Steel will always be less expensive than aluminum. If you are looking for the cheapest possible, painted steel will outprice any other forms.
Steel with a powder coating with its paintwork that’s been electrically applied and a thicker finish and is baked onto the surface to add a greater amount of durability to the metal. It’s worth remembering though, that as fancy and smart as those elements will look, they don’t actually stop the metal from rusting.
Saltwater and steel are not the best of friends after all. Therefore, if you are going to be using your trailer for your PWC on a regular basis and are still looking to save some money, you need to look elsewhere. Galvanized steel, which involves the process of coating the steel in zinc. This helps corrosion of the metal, so it remains free of rust.
Now to aluminum trailers. They are a lot pricier. However, they are pricier with good reasons. They offer very distinct advantages.
For one thing, they are a lot more lightweight compared to steel models. Another benefit of investing in an aluminum trailer is the fact aluminum does not rust. However, when it is exposed to lots of saltwater regularly, it can start to corrode.
Some additional things you need to look out for are some models come equipped with a special winch that can be used to load and unload the jet ski.
If you know the trailer itself will be submerged in any depth of water for any length of time, you need to be sure to buy a submersible model. As well as looking for that in the description, you need to make sure it has an anti-corrosive material.