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Wife’s New Ride

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@BigAbe75s Wife got a new ride this weekend!!

2019 Can-Am Commander DPS 800R

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Going to need a bigger.... trailer. Lol!
 

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Here’s the rest of the fleet, minus the 6 yr old’s 50cc Polaris Outlaw.

‘05 Honda Rincon 650
‘16 Honda Recon 250

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Anybody have a recommendation for decent but not expensive trailers? I think I need a deck over trailer with full 102” width x 20’ length. Standard width on a utility trailer seems to be about 6’10”, and that’s not enough. :)

I don’t want or need super heavy duty, all I’m hauling is atv/utv. Not hauling tractors or probably even cars, nothing super heavy.
 

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Quality trailer/Kaufman trailer. Are the same company I have the 20’ tilt from Quality with the steal deck, works great.
BiF694561E-92C0-44B9-894C-58F25846D5B4.pngg Tex might make something you like. They’re both OK trailers I own both kinds and they’re fine.
 

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Anybody have a recommendation for decent but not expensive trailers? I think I need a deck over trailer with full 102” width x 20’ length. Standard width on a utility trailer seems to be about 6’10”, and that’s not enough. :)

I don’t want or need super heavy duty, all I’m hauling is atv/utv. Not hauling tractors or probably even cars, nothing super heavy.
I've used a few featherlite trailers. Super nice pieces, but they're pricey. Lighter than steel in the same "car hauler" configuration. Never owned one though.
 

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@BigAbe75 How do you get the 4-wheels on there sideways? Drive over the rail? Man-Handle them in place once driven on? Epic back flip trick that lands you on trailer sideways without ramps?

I see people running up/down the road with them that way all the time, and I always wonder how they get them on there like that.
 

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@BigAbe75 How do you get the 4-wheels on there sideways? Drive over the rail? Man-Handle them in place once driven on? Epic back flip trick that lands you on trailer sideways without ramps?

I see people running up/down the road with them that way all the time, and I always wonder how they get them on there like that.
Man handle. The 250 is easy. The 650 is a major pain in the butt! It’s only got 1” clearance, so you have to get it on the ramp and shimmy. The other is short enough, I just drive up to get close then pull it around. I had the ramps on the side and was ready to ride over it... then my son says, “cool - I want to see dad get hurt”. So, I altered the plan. Lol
 

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I use to load them sideways with ramps. Drive to the top of the ramps give the throttle a quick hit and grab the front brake to get the quads front wheels on a few feet in and then just drive the back tires on.
 

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This is about the best pricing I’ve found for the type of trailer I’m looking for. $3,825


Anyone in Nashville area have any thoughts about these trailers? I’m 6 hours from there. Looks like they do deliver, for a fee. @Betik do you ever run from Nashville to St Louis?
 

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I try to stick with routes that start or end in Texas because otherwise it ends up being too expensive. To put in perspective Dallas, Nashville, STL, Dallas is $852. And I am very positive that Nashville to STL delivery will be much much cheaper than that. If you were to find a something in Texas, then I should be able to help, but for Nashville, just make the run yourself on a Saturday morning. If you leave at 6 am, you are back home for dinner. If I were you, I would make it a trip with the kids. Leave the kids and wife here for a couple of hours Nashville > Parks and Recreation > Parthenon go fetch the trailer and then head back home
 

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@BigAbe75 check this place


its up here in Pecatonica, Illinois about 4 hours to your north. If this trailer is something you plan to keep I’d buy an aluminum car hauler trailer. It’ll last forever, and depending on your towing distance you’ll save a bunch towing Less weight. My folks bought a car trailer here it was almost 1000# lighter than their previous steel one.
 

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The bonus of a car trailer is there are no side rails, ramps up on the edge and pull them right on.
 

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All you need is a hinged drop side rail that also acts like a ramp toward the front of the trailer wide enough for both the smaller ones to drive on and off then the remaining is fixed for strength, 2 go sideways in the front and the new one rides up the back ramp like always.
 
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