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Enclosed trailer suggestions
« on: Sep 24, 2018, 08:44 AM »
Ive got one snowmobile, prob won't get another, and a Yukon 2 man, that I currently haul on my open air 2 up snowmobile trailer....but I want to get an enclosed trailer for all the reasons, protection, etc......I was told 6x12 or 14 would be a great size.....thoughts? v nose or flat? I would like to build a small table/shelf in the front with some storage, and able to clean some fish in there, so will put lights etc inside.....Would appreciate any comments, lessons learned, etc....

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #1 on: Sep 24, 2018, 02:18 PM »
Go bigger than you think you will need.  I learned this the hard way last summer when I bought a 6.5x12 enclosed trailer to haul my Polaris rzr s1000 side by side.  It fits but its really a tight fit width wise.  Good thing I'm on the slim side or I'd never get in or out of the machine.  I have about 3 inches on each side so I have to climb over the front tire and squeeze myself into the cab, reverse the process to get out.  A 2-up sled is pretty long so I would measure its and the Yukons' length before you buy something.
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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #2 on: Sep 25, 2018, 07:34 AM »
thats a good point...im going out to measure today.....

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #3 on: Sep 25, 2018, 07:55 AM »
Definatley go bigger than anticipated, you dont want to be squeezing around in there and if you decide to take something extra you will have the room. I would think depending on what sled you have with the 2 man yukon atleast go 16ft minumum. You cant go wrong with a drive in drive out trailer either
         

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #4 on: Sep 25, 2018, 08:07 AM »
bigger is always better, unless you cant find a parking spot because your too big.

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #5 on: Sep 26, 2018, 03:45 PM »
I am struggling with this exact issue. Have a long track sled and a 7' x 4' flipover. I'm told 8x16 aluminum is the ticket for future use (eventually replacing the sled with a sxs), but my truck is old and not nearly as powerful as the modern ones, so am worried about dragging a wider trailer through snow for the last bit of the drive to the lake and parking. I don't mind adding mirror extensions for those trips, but the thought of getting stuck out on some primitive road at a faraway lake is worrying. I struggle to imagine how I'd turn around at some of those lakes, because I'm so used to pulling a 1 place open trailer through whatever the heck happened to be there

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #6 on: Sep 26, 2018, 04:33 PM »
where I fish 99.9% of the time, there is ample parking. some of the flea bag hotels I stay in might be a bit tight, but I guess a big enough trailer and I can sleep in there too....   ;D.  I do have to pull up and over some mountains though, nothing to treacherous, but would like to keep the pull factor to a minimum while making sure I have enough room....didnt measure the other night..have to wait till this weekend to go out and see what is the most/least I'll need.  I pull a double open trailer now.

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #7 on: Sep 26, 2018, 08:13 PM »
Its the way to go.  I have a 6x12 enclosed.  It hauls my Ski Doo Tundra, My PAC1000 Pontoon Boat (not lashed onto the frame but both tubes inflated), I put a cot in it often and sleep just fine for up to a week on fishing trips.  When hunting in wall tents its great forkeeping tons of gear dry and clean or use as a privy.  Plus when not traveling I can store a bunch of big stuff in it instead of my garage.  2 hubs, jet sled, otter magnum sled, stoves, grills etc..  Its been well worth the money.  Had a 5x8 previously and not quite big enough.  You can trick them out with roof vents, tie downs or whatever.  Limited only by your imagination.

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #8 on: Sep 27, 2018, 07:28 AM »
I have two enclosed trailers for different uses, one is a 14' enclosed plus the 2'V, 7' wide. This trailer is plenty short, room for a long utilty sled (or 2 squeezed in) and not much else.  My other trailer that I use most of the time is a 20' plus 4'V that is 7.5' wide and tall enough to accomodate a full size side by side and a 4-wheeler, or 3 utility sleds.  With your mission I might suggest you consider at least a 16' long trailer (not including the V), at least 7' wide and taller/wider if you think you might want to put a full size- side by side in it in the future.  An 8' wide trailer would be nice, but all of those tend to be deck over the wheels, which makes the trailer higher off the ground, a steeper angle to have to go up with your snowmobile/4-wheeler and you need wider mirrors to see around.  I like an all aluminum trailer (box and frame) as the frame won't rust from the salt, but they are more costly.

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #9 on: Sep 27, 2018, 08:21 PM »
I own a Triton TC167.  The bed of the trailer is approx. 7' x 16'  I sometimes haul 2 sleds and 2 portable ice huts.  Beyond that it would be very tight.

Things I like about this model are that its narrow enough that the wheels are outside of the trailer which makes it sit a bit lower and there is less of an incline for loading and unloading gear through the rear flip door, and you do not need extension mirrors.  It has side entry, trailer brakes, and is all aluminum. 

The height of the trailer interior is less then 6' so a fish cleaning table may be out of the question.  You have to have a machine with reverse because there is no drive out at the front with the sloped flat nose.  Mine is single axle so you have to be careful if your inside the trailer empty.  It either needs to be hooked to the pickup truck or have a set of jack stands under the rear.

It may be a model worth considering.



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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #10 on: Sep 28, 2018, 08:35 AM »
if you have the towing capacity and want something really nice, look for a small used forest river work and play toy hauler. plan on spending 6-8k if you can find one.

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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #11 on: Sep 28, 2018, 09:08 AM »
if you have the towing capacity and want something really nice, look for a small used forest river work and play toy hauler. plan on spending 6-8k if you can find one.

 :thumbsup:  My sons' FIL just gave him one of these trailers that he wasn't using anymore and its fantastic.
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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #12 on: Nov 08, 2018, 01:23 PM »
I have an EZ Hauler 7x14 inline V nose with the elite package, I love it. Would highly recommend. It was about $7k.


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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #13 on: Nov 08, 2018, 03:56 PM »
For that a person could buy 2 (TWO) Panoptix Livescopes!!!!   ;D
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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #14 on: Nov 08, 2018, 07:49 PM »
Iíve got a 16í to haul my Max amphibious (like an Argo). Had it spray foamed inside and underneath. Installed a direct vent heater, cabinets, tv, sink, and 12 bolt lights and one big deep cell battery because I donít want to listen to a generator. Iíve got holes inside with sleeves for when conditions allow. Mounted twin lp tanks on the tounge. It works great year round and can heat it very easily. Make sure you install a combination co smoke detector! Iíll try and post pictures. Hope this helps.



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Re: Enclosed trailer suggestions
« Reply #15 on: Nov 13, 2018, 07:53 PM »
i dont like the looks of the foam but i bet it works well and could get used to it. nice trailer.

 



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