• Poll: What Type of Snowmobile Trailer Do You Tow?

    snowmobile trailer, towing, enclosed trailer
    Dec 08, 2013

    Snowmobile trailers are a necessity. Even if you live right on the trail, there’s always a desire to explore a different region, and that requires towing.

     

    Snowmobile trailers are expensive, often costing nearly as much as a decent sled. There are many variations  but it pretty much boils downs to two types: open or enclosed. In this comparison we review the basic advantages and disadvantages.

     

    Open trailers are low cost, lightweight, and offer excellent reward visibility from the drivers seat of the tow vehicle. Best of all, they don’t require a big truck to haul.

     

    On the downside, they offer little protection. Sleds being transported on open trailers need to be individually covered, and that can be a cold, messy job.

     

    Enclosed trailers offer easy drive-on and close the door convenience, completely protecting snowmobiles from the elements. They double as a storage shed in the off-season, keeping the sleds out of direct sunlight and rain.

     

    They do have negatives. They are expensive, heavy, suffer from wind drag when towing and are more difficult to maneuver.

     

    All trailers have excellent resale value. Just maintain the tires, axles and electrical system and you should have years of happy towing.

     

    6 responses to “Poll: What Type of Snowmobile Trailer Do You Tow?”

    1. scotzr900two says:

      4 place enclosed its a long wet ride from norwalk ct to mass

    2. Walleye says:

      I have begun using my GPS to mark all of the trails in Otis (Knox Trail Snow Riders trails), and after reading this article, I will begin marking gas, intersections, clubhouse, etc. Has anyone else out there begun doing the same either in Otis or some other part of Mass? I think I will mark the entrances to private trails as well as an overlay so that if you come up on an unmarked intersection you will be able to determine which is the marked trail and which is private.

    3. sled head says:

      I have begun using my GPS to mark all of the trails in Otis (Knox Trail Snow Riders trails), and after reading this article, I will begin marking gas, intersections, clubhouse, etc. Has anyone else out there begun doing the same either in Otis or some other part of Mass? I think I will mark the entrances to private trails as well as an overlay so that if you come up on an unmarked intersection you will be able to determine which is the marked trail and which is private.

    4. bobradar says:

      I have begun using my GPS to mark all of the trails in Otis (Knox Trail Snow Riders trails), and after reading this article, I will begin marking gas, intersections, clubhouse, etc. Has anyone else out there begun doing the same either in Otis or some other part of Mass? I think I will mark the entrances to private trails as well as an overlay so that if you come up on an unmarked intersection you will be able to determine which is the marked trail and which is private.

    5. 05 Sabercat says:

      I have begun using my GPS to mark all of the trails in Otis (Knox Trail Snow Riders trails), and after reading this article, I will begin marking gas, intersections, clubhouse, etc. Has anyone else out there begun doing the same either in Otis or some other part of Mass? I think I will mark the entrances to private trails as well as an overlay so that if you come up on an unmarked intersection you will be able to determine which is the marked trail and which is private.

    6. petroman says:

      10′ Aluma brand 2 place open trailer with the wishbone type front tongue and aluminum snow shield. I cover the toys. Works perfect for the Quads in the summer too…….

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