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post #1 of 8 Old 11-27-2016, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Custom built two place ATV trailer?

I am about to have a friend custom build me a trailer for my Grizzly and Suzuki four wheelers. I'm wanting it to be as small and light weight as possible, similar to the Northstar but also able to be used as a utility trailer to haul brush or construction materials. I have a Toyota RAV4 so I don't want a heavy trailer and I also like to be able to pick up the tongue and maneuver the trailer a little if needed. We go in some pretty tight places so I want the rig as compact as possible. I'm basically building a 5 x 10 trailer with extra angle added on the back and front sides to set ramps with the railing bumped out on one side so the Grizzly can extend sideways over the front deck, level with the end of the fenders. The other ATV will drive straight up ramps on the back. I want a swing-away front jack, expanded metal floor, LED lights and at least 13" wheels, any other thoughts or recommendations for a custom build?
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I know you're talking about a custom build, but check out the Aluma brand trailer website www.alumaklm.com for ideas if nothing else. I have a 5' wide trailer without side railings and the 5' width really isn't enough to get a full size atv on sideways safely. By the time you bump out your railings to the width of the fenders, you're defeating the purpose of narrow and compact anyway. Also, the expanded metal flooring offers virtually nothing as a structural component of the build, so you'll need to consider that when building your framework. There are definite advantages to the deckover style trailer, as well as the "between the fenders" style.

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Hinged tailgate used as ramp (landscape trailer) is very handy.

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I agree that 5 feet is not wide enough. I believe 7 x 10 is the smallest size that is practical for two ATVs I haul my two ATVs on an 8 x 10 foot Featherlite snowmobile trailer. It weighs less than 500 pounds and I can easily move it around by hand. I have a 90 x 55 inch RevArc arched trifold ramp to side load the trailer. I believe this ramp is safer than most ATV ramps. I was in Utah this fall and camped next door to a fellow who had a very nice quality aluminum trailer that I had not heard of. He paid a very low price for it. Check out the 7 x 10 foot side load aluminum trailer.

http://www.baughmanproducts.com/aluminum-trailers.html
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Well, I got my trailer and so far I'm real happy with it. Its got 15" plastic coated galvanized wheels with a spare mounted on the front, upgrade tires, LED lights, 2500lb axel with square tubing frame, swing-away jack, bulldog hitch, expanded metal flooring, black oil base paint, and it hauls both my four wheelers just fine. Its light enough for me to pick up the tongue and manuver it, and my Grizzly pulls it quite nicely also. I bought some steel ramps from Northern tool on sale for $59 and I'm already thinking of doing some mods to the trailer, like putting expanded metal on the front and side rails for hauling construction materials or tree limbs. I'm locking it up with a motorcycle chain through the wheel and over the leaf spring and plan on buying another motorcycle chain to put on the other wheel. The materials were $850 and labor was $550.
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This sounds like what you were wanting.
https://www.carry-ontrailer.com/util...ers/6x12gwatv/

or
https://www.carry-ontrailer.com/util...s/6x12gwatvhs/

But glad you like what you got.

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This sounds like what you were wanting.
https://www.carry-ontrailer.com/util...ers/6x12gwatv/

or
https://www.carry-ontrailer.com/util...s/6x12gwatvhs/

But glad you like what you got.
I looked at a couple trailers like the ones in the photos and they were about $1850 and they were big and HEAVY I couldn't even pick up the tongue. Mine is smaller and light weight and it doesn't have folding gates so I can haul 16 foot long construction materials. I like my ramps and they are very easy to use especially if you drill a hole in them and the trailer and insert a pin or pan head bolt to hold them in place.
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Sounds nice. Please post a picture.

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