View Full Version : Utility Trailers
07-14-2002, 02:09 PM
I am thinking about purchasing a trailer to carry ATV's(Ranchers) but I'm not sure what size to go with. I would like one that would allow me to carry 2 ATV's at a time but would pull well with only one if needed. I don't really want to deal with a 14' trailer if I can keep from it. Will a 5x10 do the trick or should I go with a 5x12 dual axel? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
07-14-2002, 04:46 PM
For 2 a 5x10 with low sides or a 6x10 if you want high sides will do. This will only leave you with 2' to 0" to stow gear depending on the width of your quads.
07-14-2002, 08:10 PM
Darren, First off let me welcome you to Jesses. ###One of the better spots on the web IMHO. ###I'm sure you'll find lots of info here, and good discussions.
As far as the trailer goes, I would agree with the 5x10 for 2 bikes. ###I used to pull a 4x8 trailer with the small tires and that was just a bit to small. ###A 5x10 with full size tires would have been perfect for me. ###Most of my gear went in the back of my truck so that wasn't a concern. ###I also knew that I wasn't going to be doing any backcountry hauling or close radius turning so I had a trailer with a short tongue.
Hope this helps, and I'm sure others will chime in and put in their .02
Again welcome to Jesses!
07-16-2002, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the suggestions on the utility trailers. I was thinking about getting a 5X12 that had a rear ramp/gate and a front side ramp/gate and a single axel. It would allow for some extra room to store some gear and allow easy access to either ATV but the extra length may not be worth it. Not to mention the added cost. They are proud of those things aren't they! ###How much of a hassel is it to load 2 ATV's side ways on a 5X10? ###Thanks again for helping me out.
08-14-2002, 08:37 PM
Whatever you do, don't go with the little 8"-10" wheeled rigs like the one pictured behind the fine scout at the top of the page. Those little wheels are spinning your bearings at 173,437.35 rpm at hiway speeds. No way to keep from fighting bearing ###problems constantly. Just my .02.
08-19-2002, 10:31 PM
I just bought a 5x10 and placed a full size tool box on the front and "boy" what a great rig this made!! But there is no way I see I could put 2 atvs on it.. So, maybe the 5x12 or a 6x10 would work better for you. I would try the 6x10 ramp gate with 2ft sides.I think you could get both atvs and a tool box on it.
08-22-2002, 07:26 PM
I have Polaris Expedition 425 ATV's. They are a squeeze to get in a short bed truck. I can only fit one on a 5X10. I always have some other stuff to haul so I added a rack on the side to hold two ActionPackers. The combination trailers that load the front one across and the rear one in line look really nice. ###Don't settle for anything without a loading ramp. I added one to mine and don't know why I did without so long. When we hunt we usually take only one ATV. We only use them to bring out game. We use them to plant food plots also and use both when we do.
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