You got your new ATVs, now how do you get them out to the trails?  You are going to haul them with your ATV trailer, of course.  Now the only question is how do you find and use the right ATV trailer?

The size of the ATV trailer that you need will depend largely on how many ATVs you want to transport.  Trailers range from sizes that can haul one or two ATVs to sizes that can haul six ATVs.  Of course, if you only have one ATV to haul, and you own a pickup, you may only need a set of ramps and some tie downs.  You will also want to consider what you are going to tow the ATVs with and make certain that vehicle can handle pulling a large load. 















You will be able to find a wide variety of new ATV trailers at a variety of prices, but you also have the option to buy a used trailer.  You can find used ATV trailers in your local newspaper classifieds or on the Internet.  Before purchasing a used trailer, closely examine it to make sure that it is still in good working order. 

You can also find plans to build your own ATV trailer on the web.  Always use caution when making purchases on the web.  Use reputable websites or websites recommended by friends.  If the company is one that you have not heard of before, contact them.  Talk to a company representative before you make your purchase.  There are several different websites devoted to the do-it-yourself design and production of trailers.

Before using your ATV trailer, you will want to make sure that the tongue-mounting system is strong, sturdy, and reliable.  Make sure it works without twisting, cracking, or bending.  Pay special attention to the design of the main structural beams the axles are attached to.  These beams have to bear the entire load of the trailer and may bend if they are not high quality.  Also, the cross members should be strong and well-built. If not, they will twist and cause corner flex in the trailer's deck which will result in cracked welds.  Always load and unload your ATVs with care.  You do not want to risk damaging your quads or your trailer.

Correct use and correct towing will make or break your experience.  When you are towing an ATV trailer behind you, no matter the size, always put safety first.  Remember that the trailer will not stop as quickly as what your vehicle will brake.  Speeding is never a good idea when hauling a trailer.  As I noted, stopping is a little more difficult with a trailer, and it becomes much more difficult the faster you go.  Also, the faster you go, the more sway the trailer will have.

You probably bought your ATVs to have an adventure, to get out there and explore places you have not been before.  Hauling your quads and gear with an ATV trailer will make the trip easier and get you exploring that much faster!
 
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