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Which ATV Trailer Is Right For You?

Jun 15, 2018

Last Updated on January 31, 2024 by David Miller

Last Updated on January 31, 2024 by allprotrailersuperstore

You may have decided to buy an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for any number of reasons. ATVs are versatile and fun and can be cost-effective compared with some alternatives. ATV trailers can also make transporting your vehicle hassle-free.

No matter what you need an ATV for, chances are you’ll need a trailer to haul it around. There are many different options for an ATV trailer and knowing just what to get can be more complicated than you think. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying an ATV trailer to help you choose the one that’s right for you.

How to Choose an ATV Trailer

When choosing an ATV trailer, you want to ensure it fits your needs. Investing in an incorrect trailer will make hauling more difficult and might mean starting your buying process all over again. Understanding your requirements and needs will help you narrow down your choices and select the best trailer for the job. When choosing an ATV trailer, consider:

Haul Size

Selecting an ATV trailer means evaluating your load needs. Capacity is one of the most important factors to consider — if your trailer can’t hold your haul, it won’t make your life easier. Ensure the trailer you select can handle the weight of your ATVs and any additional cargo you want to transport. To do this, you should calculate the combined weight of your vehicles and any gear you plan to carry. Exceeding the trailer’s weight limit can lead to safety hazards and potential damage to your ATVs and the trailer. Always choose a trailer with a capacity that provides a comfortable margin for your needs.

You also want to be sure that the trailer you haul, plus the weight of your ATVs, will be manageable for the tow vehicle. If you have a lighter vehicle that can’t pull that much weight, you may want to choose an aluminum-frame trailer over one of steel construction. With the right trailer, you’ll be able to haul everything easily without harming any of your vehicles.

Suspension and Tires

Suspension and Tires

A good suspension system and tires are essential for a smooth and safe ride when towing your ATVs. The suspension should be designed to absorb shocks and vibrations encountered on rough terrain, protecting your ATVs from damage. You’ll also want to get the right axles for your haul and terrain, so look at single and double options. High-quality, off-road tires with excellent traction are equally important for maintaining stability and control. Invest in a trailer with a robust suspension and the right tires to ensure an easy and secure towing experience.

Trailer Size

You’ll also want to make sure you pick a trailer with the right size and configuration for your ATVs. Consider how many ATVs you need to transport and their dimensions. Single, double or multi-ATV trailers are available to accommodate different setups. Make sure the trailer can comfortably hold your ATVs without overcrowding or leaving excessive unused space. With the right size and configuration, your ATVs will stay secure during transport, and you will make the most of the trailer’s capacity.

Loading and Unloading

ATVs are known for being nimble and maneuverable on the ground, but it can be challenging to get them onto or off of a trailer. Trailers that only feature rear-loading ramps mean you might have to turn the ATV sideways manually if you’re loading multiple vehicles. Sideloading ramps are optional, but before you dismiss them as completely unnecessary, you should know that they’ll make things much easier for you.

The Hitch

The hitch is a small but essential trailer component for ATV trailers. Your hitch type influences towing safety and stability — make sure it works with your towing vehicle’s hitch receiver. Common ATV trailer hitch types include ball hitches, pintle hitches and gooseneck hitches. Ensure the trailer’s hitch type securely attaches to the receiver on your towing vehicle to prevent detachment during transport. With a secure and stable hitch connection, you’ll minimize the risk of accidents or ATV damage.

Local Climate

ATVs are built to tackle just about any terrain in just about any condition, but if you’re in a part of the world where extreme weather is common, you might want to consider buying an enclosed trailer to keep your ATVs safe while in transit. An enclosed trailer is also a good idea if you typically haul your ATVs over long distances, where they may be susceptible to damage from rocks and grit kicked up from the road.

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A good ATV trailer can enhance the convenience of owning an ATV, as well as your enjoyment of it. The wrong ATV trailer, however, can only create headaches for you. No matter why you need an ATV, think about these tips before you buy the trailer you’ll need to haul it.

All Pro Trailer Superstore is an industry leader in trailer quality and customer satisfaction. With years of trailer experience, our team can help you find a trailer that fits all your needs. Our stock of unmatched trailers provides you with plenty of options. We’ll work closely with you to answer any questions and deliver a trailer you’ll be satisfied with.

Whether you need professional help making a decision or are ready to buy the right ATV trailer, contact us at All Pro Trailer Superstore for the best in service and selection.