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Old 01-06-2012, 10:13 PM
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Default What's the best ATV trailer?

I am looking at possibly getting a different trailer to haul the bikes around, wondering what people have and what they like about them?

I bought this trailer in July to replace my F-150 when I sold it just to haul whatever and then ended up getting the quad, so I've been using it for that, I can get my 850XP with the blade on and my kids 110 in it and it's full, I'm looking at getting maybe a 550 for my wife this summer so I will need a bigger trailer, I would like a trailer just big enough to haul 2 full size and the one little one.

I ordered this one from H&H in Iowa through the dealer that I haul for so I was able to check on the progress during the build which was kind of cool, I like the high sides to keep some of the road grime off but I would like a more ATV specific trailer, and probably aluminum, this one was cheap, $1300 new dealer cost, here are the build pics, it's 5'x12' I got it mainly for landscaping my yard this coming summer so I ordered it with 24" sides instead of the standard 15".













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Put some bling on from the scrap pile before I took it from the factory



This is how I get free shipping from Iowa to Sask, LOL, managed to make it fit under another trailer.



All in all it's a great little trailer but for 2 full size it's just too small, plus it is 900 pounds, little heavy for the size being steel and with 2 big bikes I want to be as easy on my Van as I can be.





Just curious what other people find works the best for them.

Thanks, John
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:57 PM
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Have you looked into a snowmobile trailer? That seems to be what most everyone uses around here.

Here's my trailer, it's an 8x10 flatbed. Very similar to a snowmobile trailer. Does a great job of hauling 3 quads. That's my Scrambler and the wife's Kawasaki side by side and a buddy's Arctic Cat 500 on the back.

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Old 01-07-2012, 05:48 AM
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i would say what ever works for you. it's mainly prefence. alot of people these days are going to the trailers that have the side mounted ramps to drive on and off to fit 2 bikes on that seem to work really well.
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I'm no expert on trailers but besides the correct size you might need, make sure it will carry the weight of all three quads...I have a Triton XT10-101 tilt trailer...It will fit 2 Uts side by side but my only problem is that it is only rated for 1500lbs...I know my machine has to be somewhere around 900lbs. with all the extra stuff I have on it...My buddy has a new XP which I believe is around 775lbs... So I am definitely over it's suggested weight capacity...I've yet to haul them both at the same time though...What I need to do is find out if I upgrade to their larger size tire for that trailer, how much more weight capacity do I gain? I'm sure it could also have something to do with the axle capacity also...Ok good luck...

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Old 01-07-2012, 08:37 AM
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I've been happy with my Triton aluminum trailer.
It only weighs 300 lbs so I can easily move it by hand.
I like that you can load and unload form either side.
It has a 7-rib torsion axle and tows like a million bucks.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:48 AM
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Thanks for the reply's everyone, I think I like the idea of a 101" x 12' aluminum, should be able to haul 2 big one's and two kids machines on it I would think.
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Aluminum trailers generally cost more than steel but I think they are well worth it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:36 AM
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I was going to recommend a 12'x101" but see you've got that covered. We can fit 3 full sized machines without a problem if everything is balanced pretty good. Usually use the tilt feature to drive two up side by side with one acros the back. With the Nissan Titan we can get 4 full sized machines anywhere we want to ride. I put eye bolts all over the place and put a 2x6 pressure treated rim around the sides and front to keep things in place long enough to realize it if a strap breaks. Already saved one quad.
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Another thing to watch is the tires, they are many times the weakest link in the whole trailer. My trailer has 12" wheels. When I got it, it had 5.30-12 bias ply tires on it that were rated for something like 900 lbs each. I'm sure these tires were overloaded and they got pretty hot when towing with just 2 quads on the trailer. I found some ST145R12 radial tires that are rated for 1500 lbs each. Even though these tires are actually smaller and spin faster, they barely get warm even with 3 quads on the trailer.
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I haven't used my trailer for three years.
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