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My first post here. Just bought a new Grizzly 700 that I pick up tomorrow. Before I take home I need to get a trailer and there are tons of options. For just 1 ATV would you recommend a 5x7 or 5x10. I hunt and a little extra room will be welcome for some equipment so I don't have to load up my trick. Would a steel single axle do the job? Have any of you heard of or used Playcraft trailers? Link I am looking at: 2017 Playcraft SU 5X10 Utility Trailer | Trailer Zone Dealer | Utility and Cargo Trailers in Norco and Beaumont CA

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I do not think a 7ft will be long enough for your ATV if you want there to be any extra cargo room at all. I have this Triton All Aluminum trailer and it is 8ft long and perfect for one machine with very little extra space.
http://www.tritontrailers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AUT853-WEB.jpg
I LOVE this trailer! It is so super light and tows great with the Grizzly on it with even just my car. Its the AUT853 model (8' long x 53" wide). I went with the upgraded bifold ramp for less wind drag too.
It depends on what you want to put on the trailer along with your ATV. And if you're not gonna carry extra stuff very often, I'd plan to put it in the truck and opt for the smallest workable, quality, lightweight, low maintenance, and easiest-towing trailer you can find.
 

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5x10 should work fine. Most single axle trailer I've seen are between 2 and 3K GVW so if you hauling 1 atv and some gear a single axle shoul fit your needs.
 

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The Playcraft 5x10 trailer looks nice. I like the large 15 inch wheels. Something you might consider is an 8x10 foot, deck over wheels trailer that holds two quads nicely. I have a Featherlite 8x10 that I load from the side. I have been very happy with it. It weighs less than 500 pounds. There might be a second quad in your future. The aluminium never rusts.
 

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Great to hear you're getting a Grizzly. Its the most fun thing I've owned. I like the aluminum trailers myself. I saw a triton gu8 that was awesome and the same money as the one you're looking at. The one that 2wheelatv posted is about the best one I've ever seen, but has some options that might run the price up a bit more. The air dam on the front is a great option.
 

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The thing I have learned on trailers is never go too small, for a single ATV a 5x10 is just about right. If you plan to use the trailer for other things like hauling wood, dirt, etc...then would recommend a 3,500 axle. If you are taking rough roads the tongue needs to be robust, seen several collapsed aluminum tongues.
I had aluminum trailers for the snowmobile and they worked well, prefer a steel trailer for more universal hauling in all conditions.


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With my first 4 wheeler I bought a cheap Harbor Freight 4x8 tilt trailer and I used the heck out of it but if I went riding with someone I needed a trailer to haul two four wheelers. They don't cost much more than a trailer that hauls only one. I wanted a the smallest and lightest trailer that would haul two atv's because I also wanted to tow it behind my Grizzly to do work on my property in some tight, heavily treed areas. I had a guy build me a top of the line 5x10 trailer that would haul one bike up front sideways on a wider deck and one on the back. He used the best grade wheels, tire, hitch, fenders, and LED tail lights and charged me $450 labor and materials were about $830.
 

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5x10 is a handy size trailer to have around. There’s room for the Griz and a little extra for gear. I have a cheapo 5x8 that I use for small jobs and even tow it behind the Griz around the house when needed. It’s nice to have a smaller trailer around for when the 16ft is overkill for the job at hand.
 

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Hi All -

My first post here. Just bought a new Grizzly 700 that I pick up tomorrow. Before I take home I need to get a trailer and there are tons of options. For just 1 ATV would you recommend a 5x7 or 5x10. I hunt and a little extra room will be welcome for some equipment so I don't have to load up my trick. Would a steel single axle do the job? Have any of you heard of or used Playcraft trailers? Link I am looking at: 2017 Playcraft SU 5X10 Utility Trailer | Trailer Zone Dealer | Utility and Cargo Trailers in Norco and Beaumont CA

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Pony
I guess it comes down to what you want to pay for a trailer, not a big fan of a painted steel trailers, in this neck of the woods they completely rust out in about 2-3 years, aluminum trailers are light great for towing but are prone for cracking, there is a machine shop in this area that has a yard full of aluminum trailers needed to be welded, some do have good luck with them though, I went with a 5.5x11 Remeq double dipped galvanized steel trailer 3000lb axle with utility ramp and solid sides, very easy to tow very well built trailer all led marker lights, (tip) never buy a trailer that does not have a step built in by the wheel fender, spend your money wisely on something that will last and has lots of extra room you will be glad you did. hope this helps
 

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Some design considerations, some trailers have a wrapped frame from tongue, means goes all the way to axle on both sides, also some tongues are longer than others, matters if you want to add a box. A trailer that allows for the tailgate to bi fold, or long enough to lay forward, makes an incredible difference on wind drag reduction. Also, if buy a used one, maybe update tail lights with led fir safety and visibility.

Don’t solve everybody else’s problem, solve your own, light and fast.

Edit: If you get one set up for Grizzly just right, don’t let anybody borrow it, including family.
 

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Thanks all - I live in super dry climate so steal should work great. Went with 5x10, definitely the right size. Thx!
 

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Thanks all - I live in super dry climate so steal should work great. Went with 5x10, definitely the right size. Thx!
Great! We’ll need a pic. We like trailers, too. Especially trailers hauling Grizzlies.
 

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I bought a leftover new 2014 Playcraft 5x8 trailer the day after I bought my new Grizz. Size is perfect for one large quad IMO, with space buffer on each side and behind - even with Yamaha rear cargo box mounted. The smaller size trailer better fits where i store it than would a larger trailer. If (2) quads of Grizz size are planned to be carried on same trailer, shopping for models with removable rails for side loading might be your best bet. BTW, paid $874 OTD with tax and registration included. Great deal, considering (3) ST215/75R15 tires/wheels plus welded on tongue jack.

I'll add a picture of mine loaded and attached to truck later but need to compress image size for forum usage so as not to be a space hog...
 

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Great size - Have some upcoming adventures planned and will be great for the Grizz and gear. Thumbs up!
That Grizzly makes that trailer look GREAT!!
 

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That trailer will treat you well Pony, I added 4 ft sides since it is also used for hauling firewood and other projects. Plan on using some water seal on the flooring to get maximum life and some good trailer info out there on bearings, tires and securing techniques.
 

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Thanks Fireman, solid advice. Will keep everyone up to speed on how she does. Heading to Sonora on a Coues hunt in January!
 
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