Jet ski hitch haulers are a great way to transport your jet ski. They easily attach to the trailer/receiver hitch on your vehicle. They are much easier to drive with compared to trailers.
Today’s article will cover everything you need to know about jet ski hitch haulers, and I will list some of the best jet ski hitch haulers on the market.
How much weight can a jet ski hitch hauler hold?
Most jet ski hitch haulers have a maximum capacity weight of 500 or 600 pounds. This means that you can usually only put stand up jet skis or light sit down jet skis on the hauler. Before you purchase a jet ski hauler, I suggest you reach out to the manufacturer and ask if the hauler can hold your jet ski.
Jet Ski Hitch Haulers
The best jet ski hitch haulers are the Class III/IV, Pro Series Gen 2 Hitch Hauler, Gen 2 Hitch Hauler, JetLift Hitch Hauler, and the Receiver Hitch PWC Carrier.
Class III/IV Jet Ski Hitch Carrier
My favorite jet ski hitch hauler is the Class III/IV Jet Ski Hitch Carrier. You can buy it here on amazon for around $300. It is the only pwc hitch hauler that has a nose support that keeps the front of your jet ski secure. It can be adjusted to reach up to 11 inches, which should cover just about all stand up jet skis.
The 2 bunks are covered in soft carpet, so you can be sure that the bottom of your jet ski will not be scratched. It is made from heavy duty steel which will certainly last for a long time. This hitch can carry jet skis up to 500 lbs. It also has the hitch in the back which you can attach a PWC trailer to. That way you can put your stand up jet ski on the carrier, and more jet skis in a trailer behind it.
The only downside is that sometimes this hitch hauler is sold out on amazon. If that is the case, then you should check out the Pro Series Gen 2.
Pro Series Gen 2 Hitch Hauler
The Pro Series Gen 2 is another great option. You can purchase it here on EZski for $400. It also has a towing option in the back which allows you to attach a trailer behind it. It has a wide range of colors you can choose from to customize it to your liking. There are 4 dedicated tie down points which will make it easy for you to secure your jet ski.
It can carry most stand up jet skis, as well as some light weight sit down jet skis such as the Jet Blaster 1 (which weight 550 pounds). If you want a cheaper option, you should check out the Gen 2 Hitch Hauler.
Gen 2 Hitch Hauler
The Gen 2 Hitch Hauler is the cheapest jet ski hitch hauler on the market. You can buy it from EZski for $260. While it doesn’t come with the trailer hitch in the back, you can buy the accessory for $40 which will let you tow a trailer behind it. It is made from 100% American steel which is built to last for years.
The bunk guards are have a POLY snap on covering which will help prevent scratches on the bottom of your jet ski.
JetLift Hitch Hauler
The JetLift is another good option. You can buy it for $485 from JetLift. The hauler can hold up to 500 pounds, and the rails are 4 feet in length. You can choose from 6 different colors.
Receiver Hitch PWC Carrier
The Receiver Hitch PWC Carrier is a great option if you want to back your vehicle up to a ramp and put the jet ski on from the water. This is because it has a built in jack system with three different height settings that allow you to lower the hitch carrier into the water. The bunks are carpeted and are 4 feet in length.
It also has 4 tie down lugs where you can tie down your jet ski to make it secure. It can hold jet skis up to 500 pounds.
You can buy it here for $795.
How to use a Jet Ski Hitch Haulers?
Jet ski hitch haulers easily attach to the trailer hitch on your vehicle. If you can’t lower the hitch into the water, you will probably need to use a PWC beach cart to transport the jet ski to the hitch hauler.
What are the dimensions of a jet ski hitch hauler?
Most jet ski hitch haulers are 4 feet in width. If your jet ski is longer than 8 feet, then you should look into alternatives to hitch haulers.
Alternatives to Jet Ski Hitch Haulers
The best alternative to a jet ski hitch hauler is a jet ski trailer. While they are more expensive, they can carry heavier jet skis. They can also be lowered down easily into the water on a ramp.