Choosing the Correct Enclosed Trailer to haul your Side by Side UTV

UTV’s or Side by Side all-terrain vehicles are becoming a popular option for enjoying outdoor actives. When choosing an enclosed trailer to haul your rides, one of the most important things you need to know is the dimensions of your side by side UTV.  You need to check the overall height of your machine to make sure the rear door opening is tall enough.  Most of the UTV ‘S need a rear ramp door opening of 78“ for the side by side to go through the rear door.  If you have a track kit or a light bar on the top you will need some additional height on the trailer to increase the rear ramp door opening.

After you have the dimensions of your UTV‘s and the extra equipment you are wanting to carry in the trailer then you can look at the proper size trailer to accommodate your toys.  If you are transporting just one or two side by side and a few extra items you could use a 7 ft. wide trailer.  If you are looking for more of a custom workshop with lots of extra room inside then you need to look at one of the 8 ½ wide trailers.

At American Hauler we manufacture different models and designs of steel framed and an all-aluminum frame trailers.  One of the 7 ft. wide steel models we build has a drop floor to lower the deck height so the overall height of the trailer isn’t so tall but add interior height.  The Night Hawk model is very popular with the tapered wedge nose on the front end.  We also build the Night Hawk model in the 8 ½ ft. wide width with the tapered wedge nose as well.

At American Hauler we can help you customize your trailer with a lot of options to make it a custom workshop on wheels.  We can add a work bench with an overhead cabinet so you will have a place to work. You can add a full height wardrobe so you will have a place to hang your riding gear along with shelf for your helmet and room for cleaning equipment. You may want to add a 110v lighting package and receipts along with a roof air conditioner now it becomes a nice place to work on your ride out in the field or at the sand dunes.

Another important thing you will need to have in the trailer is a way to tie down your UTV so it is secure when you are transporting it down the road. You can add heavy duty 5000 lb. D–rings in the floor or another nice option are the strips of E – track this has multiple attachment points about every 3 inches. You can place the E–track from the front to the rear of the trailer so you will have lots of tie down options. Some of our customers also add the E-track to the sidewalls so they can secure items like a cooler, folding chair, welding equipment or even hold an air compressor in place.

Hauling your UTV to the dunes or trails in an enclosed trailer offers security, a portable workshop and clean ride when you arrive at your destination so you can focus on the ride.

5 thoughts on “Choosing the Correct Enclosed Trailer to haul your Side by Side UTV

  1. Chris Winters

    I can see why cargo trailers would need to have a way to tie down the UTV when taking them on the road. I’m always amazed at how fast products can be shipped these days. It seems like larger cargo trailers allow you to ship more full loads and leads to fewer trips.

  2. Kylie Dotts

    I like how you recommend looking at the dimensions of your UTV and the equipment you’ll have before renting or buying a trailer. Planning ahead and knowing just how big all of your cargo will be is a great way to know beforehand what to look for in your enclosed trailer. It could be a good idea to talk to family and friends for good brands or to talk to a professional to know what is available in that specific size.

  3. Max Jones

    My wife and I have been looking for some different options for ATV’s, and I think that getting a side by side would be great for us! I’m glad that you talked about being able to get the right trailer for a side by side, and I think that making sure we can get a way to transport it would be smart. I’m going to have to make sure that we end up with a side by side trailer that we can tie down onto to keep things secure! Thank you!

  4. Callum Palmer

    I agree, it really is a good idea to figure out the size of your UTV and anything else you’ll be hauling before you buy the trailer. After all, you wouldn’t want to spend a ton of money on the trailer and then discover it is too small. If you’re still not sure about the trailer’s size even after measuring then it might help to buy one size up from what you’re planning, just in case.

  5. Callum Palmer

    These are some great points, especially about having a way to tie down your cargo in the trailer. After all, you don’t want it sliding around in there and potentially breaking. That is why something like reinforced D-rings as the article suggests are really important.


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