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    Karavan Single/Double JetSki Trailer

    I just picked up a pair of these trailers used. Each bunk bracket attaches to the cross member with a single bolt. It seems that there's nothing to keep the brackets and bunks from spreading from the weight of the jetski. I'm guessing something is missing from this setup... maybe an angle bracket that attaches to the two bolts that are above the cross member.

    If someone has one of these trailers, please post photos of the bunk brackets.

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    Thats the REAL old style mount. Its basically just an "L" bracket right? I bent them almost every time i put my ski on the trailer and drove down the road.... give a few hrs and ill post a pic of the new ones.

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    Yes, it's an "L" bracket. But it's pretty heavy gauge steel, and I can't see it bending. The bunks spread apart in a slow 2-mile drive from the boat ramp. There should be 2 attachment points to hold the bracket steady. Or, something between those upper bolts (that don't seem to do anything) and the cross member.

    These are 2011 trailers.

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    I make my own brackets. I use 2" channel for small 'Skis, 3" channel for the newer behemoths. They're attached with stainless steel square U-bolts and they have alignment keys on each side to prevent twisting. This is a new trailer that I'm building, I haven't installed the covers on the bunk rails yet.

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    Nice... but I'm looking to make these work for now. I could easily pick up bunk brackets and U-bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy_steven View Post
    ... Each bunk bracket attaches to the cross member with a single bolt. It seems that there's nothing to keep the brackets and bunks from spreading from the weight of the jetski. I'm guessing something is missing from this setup...

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    Remove the top bolt, install a U bolt through the top hole and wraps under the frame rail and through the open bolt hole on the bottom?

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    That's one of several possible solutions. I'd like to find out what the original setup is.

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    If you're in a hurry and can't wait to get U-bolts, pick up a piece of 1/4" strap and drill holes in it to match what you have. Put bolts through both to clamp to the crossbeam.

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    Thats the "newer" style brackets. Mine are either 2011 or 2012 i believe.... Click image for larger version. 

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    Those are regular bunk brackets used on most trailers.

    I think they are upside-down. Shouldn't the other end be up? That end is cut to allow the bunks to swivel.

    Still looking to see if someone has the same brackets as mine.

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