How to Choose an ATV Trailer

How you haul your ATV is a crucial part of the ATV owning experience. You've got to be able to get your ATV to the trail, and you want to be able to do it safely and easily. If you have only one ATV, you might be able to haul it in your truck bed. If it is too large for your truck bed or you have friends and family who want to ride with you, you will need a trailer. This post will tell you what you need to consider to choose an ATV trailer.

SIZE

Photo 1.jpg

One ATV might fit on a 4x6ft trailer, but 5x8ft is recommended and may be necessary for a larger ATV.

12ft to14ft trailers are a great fit for hauling two or three ATVs.

You'll need 16ft to18ft of trailer for four or more ATVs

Keep in mind that this varies depending on the size of the ATV. For instance, three large ATVs may require a 16ft trailer. Measure your ATVs to ensure they'll fit.

It is wise to buy a trailer a little larger than you need, if possible. If you want to add features onto your ATV or upgrade your ATV, you'll be grateful to already have a trailer to accommodate it.

Longer trailers are easier to pull than wider trailers. Consider getting one that is the same width or close to the same width as the vehicle that will be pulling it. The hauling will be easier and require less fuel.

WEIGHT

You will need to know how much weight your trailer can hold. To help with that, many trailers come with an overall load capacity or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, GVWR).

If you will be figuring it out for yourself, the weight of the trailer will need to be included in your weight calculations, not just the ATVs it will hold.

Whether the trailer you're considering comes with a rating or not, it is a good idea to research the tire and axle ratings to determine how much they can carry. Figure the weight of the ATV(s) it will be expected to carry and add 500 pounds to account for the average trailer.

VEHICLE COMPATIBILITY

ATV on the trailer

You'll have to make sure your truck or SUV can haul the trailer. It will need to have hitch hardware and have the capacity to pull the weight of both your trailer and ATVs. You may be surprised to find that smaller vehicles than you anticipated can perform this task, so don't automatically rule out your small truck, SUV, or even your car without doing the research.

Off-road waders are the core piece of riding gear for ATV & UTV riders
Find out the best look for you

RAMP

Trailers come with a loading ramp either on the back or on the side. Ramps on the back will get the job done, but if you want to load your ATVs sideways for maximum space, you have to manually turn the ATVs on the ramp. A trailer with a side ramp will make your life considerably easier.

It is possible to find trailers with both back and side ramp options to meet the demands of different vehicles you might want to haul.

MATERIAL

ATV trailers are usually made of aluminum or steel.

Aluminum trailers are lighter, making them easier to pull and leaving more room for ATV weight, but they are also more expensive.

Steel trailers are less expensive, but they are heavier and more likely to rust.

USED OR NEW

Some things shouldn't be purchased used. Thankfully, ATV trailers are not one of those things! Check any used trailer you're considering to see that it looks and feels sound, drives well, has good tires, and all the electrical components work. if it seems fine, it's probably worth purchasing.

STORING THE TRAILER

Don't forget to consider where you'll be storing your trailer. If you intend to put it in your garage, will it fit? Is there enough space in your backyard for a trailer of a certain size?

DECKOVER TRAILER

Deckover trailers and ATV
Image from www.utvdriver.com

Deckover trailers offer more loading space while keeping the overall width of the trailer small because the deck of the trailer is built over the wheels. Look into this option if you want to keep your width down while hauling larger ATVs.

ENCLOSED TRAILER

Enclosed trailers offer extra protection for your ATV, whether while traveling or for everyday storage. There will be even more to consider when determining if the trailer will fit your ATVs. The trailer has to be able to hold the ATVs and the ATVS have to be able to easily fit through the door. This includes the door opening height as well as the size of the door. The trailer will also need to be able to fit wherever you intend to park it.

The width point made above also applies here, as does height. The more similar the trailer is to the height of the vehicle that will be pulling it, the easier it will be to haul and the less fuel it will require. So try to buy an enclosed trailer that is as close to the width and height of your pulling vehicle as you can.

HIT
ENDURO
the most durable
Article
SET
Size
To Be Discussed
Подкатегория товара
Set
 
667 EUR
AQUAMASTER-ZIP LIGHT
with central zipper
Article
SET
Size
To Be Discussed
Подкатегория товара
Set
 
538 USD
HIT
ENDURO LIGHT
the most durable
Article
SET
Size
To Be Discussed
Подкатегория товара
Set
 
428 EUR
AQUAMASTER LIGHT
reliability & comfort
Article
SET
Size
To Be Discussed
Подкатегория товара
Set
 
478 EUR
NEODRY
Article
3200
Size
Medium / Large / X-Large / XX-Large
Подкатегория товара
Thermal socks
 
15 EUR
HIT
ENDURO
the most durable
 
219 EUR
AQUAMASTER
reliability & comfort
Article
SET
Size
To Be Discussed
Подкатегория товара
Set
 
657 EUR
-10%
HIT
AQUAMASTER
reliability & comfort
249 EUR
 
224.10 EUR
ENDURO BF
bootfoot waders
Article
SET
Size
To Be Discussed
Подкатегория товара
Set
 
518 EUR
ALL SEASON
Article
6205
Size
S-M / L-XL / XXL-XXXL
Подкатегория товара
Thermal underwear
 
59 EUR
ENDURO BF
bootfoot waders
Article
5280
Size
10M / 10MK / 10L / 10ML / 10XL / 11LL / 11XL / 12XL / 12XXL / 13XXL / 14XXXL / 11L / 7S / 8S / 8M / 9M / 9L
 
269 EUR
ENDURO
Article
2760
Size
19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26
Подкатегория товара
Gloves
 
29 USD
-20%
MUDWAY
Article
2000
Size
Small / Medium / Large / X-Large / XX-Large / XXX-Large
Подкатегория товара
Jacket
149 EUR
 
119.20 EUR
NEW
TRACE 30L
Article
1711
Size
-
Подкатегория товара
Waterproof backpack
 
59 EUR
TARGET 20L
Article
1716
Size
-
Подкатегория товара
Waterproof backpack
 
30 EUR
-10%
MUDRIDER
Article
5310
Size
Small / Medium / Large / X-Large / XX-Large / XXX-Large
Подкатегория товара
Jacket
219 EUR
 
197.10 EUR
HIT
WADEMAN
lightweight waders
 
149 EUR
NEW
EAGLE
Article
2840
Подкатегория товара
Gloves
 
29 USD
HIT
MUDWAY NEW
Article
2010
Size
X-Small / Small / Medium / Large / X-Large / XX-Large / XXX-Large
Подкатегория товара
Jacket
 
169 EUR
URBAN
Article
5090
Size
6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
Подкатегория товара
Wading boots
 
74 EUR
0
Loved it
0
Not bad
0
Not my thing
Go Up
Follow us on social media:
Sign up for more content like this:
Subscribe to our blog
Enter a valid email
I agree to the Privacy Policy.
Share this Article:
Main
Shop
0
Cart
Offers
Categories
Sign up and save 10%
Sign up for exclusive updates and receive 10% off your first order.
I agree to the Privacy Policy
Continue shopping
Your basket is empty