Knowing the length of personal watercraft trailers can be especially important if you are sizing up the dimensions of a jet ski trailer that you have your eye on!
Deciding on the right option for you is a time-consuming task. Especially when hunting down measurements, ensure everything can be stored correctly without hassle.
We are often asked, ‘How long are Jet Ski Trailers?’. Primarily by prospective buyers worried about their home garage being too small!
They vary massively depending on how many Jet skis you plan to transport.
Before you hit the open road with your machine in tow, here’s what you need to know about finding the right trailer length for your Jet Ski.
Are you thinking about a Double Jet Ski Trailer, but aren’t sure if it will get in the garage? I’ve felt the same way!
It can be frustrating researching all the little important details before making a purchase, so we have created a table to show the length, width, weight, and capacity of your prospective watercraft Trailer.
Let’s get to it!
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Average Jet Ski Trailer Length
Single Jet Ski Trailers are generally around 148 to 182 inches. A double Jet Ski Trailer varies in length from around 170 inches to well over 210 inches. Quad Jet Ski Trailers can be massive and vary from 260+ inches to nearly 400 inches!
How Long is a Double Jet Ski Trailer?
Jet Ski Trailer sizes vary massively depending on how many PWC’s you need to be able to load.
The average jet ski trailer, (or single jet ski trailers) will be much narrower than double trailers. Makes sense!
A double Jet Ski Trailer varies in length from an average of around 180 inches to over 210 inches. There are a few exceptions, however, as ComFab produces a double jet ski trailer 167 inches in length.
As always, storage boxes or racks can extend the length of the trailer. The Shadow Trailers are exceptionally long.
How Long is a Quad Jet Ski Trailer?
Quad Jet Ski Trailers can be massive and vary from 260+ inches to over 400 inches!
The huge Shadow SHAD 4-Triple Axel Trailer is 378 inches in length. That’s nearly 32 feet!
But that isn’t the biggest.
HaulRite has an insane 33 foot 4 inch quad BEHEMOTH called the JS 4-Place. Amazing!
You can see our guide on the Width of jet ski trailers HERE
Jet Ski Trailer Lengths Table
We have put together a handy table to show some of the more well-known personal watercraft trailer dimensions. You can find the weight, width, and how long jet ski trailers are in the table below.
This is not a complete list, and will be updated in coming weeks.
|Manufacturer||Model||Length (Inches)||Max PWC|
|Karavan||DOUBLE WATERCRAFT ALUMINUM TRAILER W/ STEP FENDER||184||2|
|Karavan||DOUBLE WATERCRAFT STEEL TRAILER||194||2|
|Karavan||DOUBLE WATERCRAFT STEEL TRAILER W/ STEP FENDER||184||2|
|Karavan||HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE WATERCRAFT STEEL TRAILER W/ STEP FENDER||184||2|
|Karavan||SINGLE WATERCRAFT ALUMINUM TRAILER||172||1|
|Karavan||SINGLE WATERCRAFT LOW PROFILE STEEL TRAILER||171||1|
|Karavan||SINGLE WATERCRAFT STEEL TRAILER||149||1|
|Karavan||SINGLE WATERCRAFT STEEL TRAILER W/ STEP FENDER||171||1|
|Shadow||SHAD 3 LX||324||3|
|Shadow||SHAD 4-Triple Axel||378||4|
Type of Vehicle You’ll be Towing Your Personal Watercraft With
The type of vehicle you’ll be towing your jet ski with is also an essential factor in determining your PWC trailer.
Larger vehicles, such as SUVs and pickup trucks, will be able to tow longer trailers more safely than smaller vehicles, such as compact cars.
You don’t want to try pulling a quad Shadow loaded with watercraft in a Fiat!
You probably wouldn’t want to pull a trailer with a Fiat.
You can see our guide on how much jet ski trailers weigh HERE.
When choosing a trailer, it’s essential to consider your vehicle’s towing capacity and ensure that you select a trailer that won’t exceed its limits.
Road Conditions and Regulations in Your Area
The road conditions and regulations in your area can also play a role in determining the length of your trailer.
In some areas, there may be restrictions on the maximum length of trailers that can be towed on the road.
Additionally, the roads in your area may be narrow or winding, which could make it more difficult to tow longer trailers safely.
Transporting long trailers along roads with tight corners can quickly become a nightmare.
Parking and Storage Space
Finally, you’ll need to consider the parking and storage space available when choosing the length of your trailer.
Longer trailers take up more space and may be difficult to park or store, mainly if you have limited space at home or at your storage facility. And obviously, double trailers will take up much more room than an average jet ski trailer.
Think ahead and get the measuring tape out!
The average size of a single car garage space is 12ft x 22 ft, however larger options such as 14×22 feet, 16×24 feet, or even 14×24 are pretty normal. Two car garages are generally approximately 18ft wide by 20 deep.
Choosing the Jet Ski Trailer with the dimensions for you!
Choosing the right length for your jet ski trailer can be challenging with so many factors to consider.
When selecting your trailer, it’s important to consider:
- How many Jet Skis are you planning to transport?
- The type of vehicle you’ll be towing with. Can your car handle a fully loaded-trailer?
- Will you be getting more Jet Skis in the future?
Like this?… Read more about Jet Ski Dimensions HERE