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    T3 Hulls and Triton Trailers

    For you guys with the T3 hull, (RXP), does the standard Triton bunk/brackets provide enough clearance above the cross members or do you have to add a spacer/double bunk? I had to install double bunks to provide clearance for XPL and T3 hulls.


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    Just move the bunks in closer together.

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    I moved the front closer together than the rear. The front is about 5” closer together than the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJK View Post
    I moved the front closer together than the rear. The front is about 5” closer together than the rear.
    That's interesting, any undue stress on the mounting brackets or track? It seems like that would cause some binding.

    When you narrow up the front, how much clearance due you have over the crossmember?

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    I posted the answer in your other thread.

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=285156

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Bilford View Post
    That's interesting, any undue stress on the mounting brackets or track? It seems like that would cause some binding.

    When you narrow up the front, how much clearance due you have over the crossmember?
    didn’t notice any stress. It has about 2” clearance under the cross member. I also wrapped the cross member with carpet just in case for when driving the ski on. I recommend wrapping the rear cross member also since it’s closer. I think I’ve made contact with the rear member while loading. Notice the outside of the front bracket is even with the inside edge of the frame tube and the rear is almost on the outside edge. This is a 19’ RXTX on a triton elite double.

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    This is a 19’ RXTX on a triton elite double.

    TJK, the RXP (T3) has a deeper V than the RXT, (ST3).

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    One way to gain vertical clearance (lift the hull higher relative to the trailer frame) is to add 2x2 aluminium square tube (extruded box section) underneath each Triton factory bunk bracket.

    I used 3/16" wall thickness square tube on my own Triton.



    Cut to the length of the mounting rail welded to the trailer.
    Four sections per watercraft.

    Mark where the hold down bolt is on each support rail.
    Remove the bunk brackets and bunk from the trailer.
    Drill holes through the 2" aluminum tube to align with the marked bolt location.

    Tip: Drill the holes along the centerline of the tube. #
    A drill press is helpful to ensure the bolt angle is vertical.

    Purchase stainless steel carriage head bolts that are 2 inches longer than stock.
    Slide the bolt head into the support rail slot, place the 2" tube on top, then reinstall the Triton bunk bracket on top.

    The net result is the bunk spacing side to side (where the bunks support the hull) remains the same but the bunks are now 2 inches higher above the Triton frame cross members.

    If you later need to adjust the bunk spacing inwards or outwards, you can slide the 2 inch square tube sideways with the bolt and bracket. If you need a bigger sideways adjustment, drill another hole through the 2 inch tube spacer.

    # Or drill holes about every 1.5 inches or so along the tube centerline 'just in case'.

    Don't forget to readjust your winch stand to raise the bow roller 2 inches.
    Last edited by K447; 04-06-2020 at 03:45 PM.

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    Thanks K, but wouldn't double bunking get me 1.5 inches for less cost and fab time?

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