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    Triton Trailer bangs around on one Vehicle

    A buddy and I just purchased 2 Sea Doo Fish Pro's with Triton ltwci trailers. There slipper spring design is horrible. When the trailer hits a bump and becomes unloaded the rear slipper springs come off the stop / slide bolt and then bangs when the load is back on. It sounds like someone is hitting your trailer with a hammer. I took my wife out for the first time today and the banging was driving her crazy.
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    Click avatar for tech links/info K447's Avatar
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    Triton offers torsion axle ‘upgrade’ versions of their PWC trailers.

    The torsion axle is a much nicer suspension than the leaf spring versions. More controller ride motions over harsh bumps and much quieter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Triton offers torsion axle ‘upgrade’ versions of their PWC trailers.

    The torsion axle is a much nicer suspension than the leaf spring versions. More controller ride motions over harsh bumps and much quieter.
    That's what I originally wanted but the dealer had no stock. I'm looking into a conversion kit now. I still can't believe these trailers slap around so much.

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    Well apparently the trailer only bangs when I tow it with my Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. If I tow it with my wife's Tahoe all the banging noises are gone which leaves me scratching my freaking head! I'm using the same Hitch and Ball and thought it may have been slop inside my Jeeps hitch so bought one of those clamps that eliminate and play. I just don't understand
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    I have had this happen before ,,
    The shade tree hack is putting hydro turf on top and bottom of leaf, puts a nice cushion between frame and bolt..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEYZBUM View Post
    I have had this happen before ,,
    The shade tree hack is putting hydro turf on top and bottom of leaf, puts a nice cushion between frame and bolt..
    I clamped the hitch down and it still made crazy banging noises. It has to be the angle difference as the Tahoe hitch sits about 6" higher. I'm going to flip the hitch and ball and see if the noise stops.

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    Or move the ski forward on the trailer
    My guess is the extra height of the hitch puts the weight to far back

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    Quote Originally Posted by fx160 View Post
    Or move the ski forward on the trailer
    My guess is the extra height of the hitch puts the weight to far back
    My Trackhawk puts the trailer level and it bangs away. The Tahoe hitch us about 6" higher.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacclel View Post
    My Trackhawk puts the trailer level and it bangs away. The Tahoe hitch us about 6" higher.
    If yours has the surge brakes, it's the piston sliding more forward and back due being level

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    It's probably not the trailer, its the jeep. My Grand Cherokee Altitude and Cherokee Trail Hawk do the same thing unless there is a lot of tongue weight on the trailer. I think it's the way jeep mounted the hitch and there is nothing to muffle the sound. I didn't have any issues with my explorer, F150 or Dakota, which is why I think it's just a problem with the jeeps. I also heard of a similar issue with the new Toyota Highlanders.

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