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Need some trailer advice

Discussion in 'Trucks, Trailers, & RV's' started by skip4346, May 31, 2020.

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  1. skip4346

    skip4346 Craig SXS Nation Rookie

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    I am looking at a 14' aluminum tandem axel snowmobile trailer to use to tow a sxs. I know it can handle the weight but my question is......is this a good idea? A safe idea? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.....

    Appreciate your time, thank you.
     
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    skip4346 Craig SXS Nation Rookie

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    Sorry, forgot to add this is an OPEN trailer
     
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    rocksalot James Team SXS Nation

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    If the trailer is rated to haul the weight and the deck is long enough to keep the correct tongue weight it should be fine.
    I haul mine on a 12' single axle open trailer with no problems.
     
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    skip4346 Craig SXS Nation Rookie

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    Thank you for the reply....yes, it's just a two seater so length should be good. I had been told that the snowmobile trailers weren't good because the SxS's sat up too high which made the trailer sway really bad. I don't know what kind of trailer the guy who told me this had tho.....that made him experience this other than a snowmobile trailer.
     
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    airshot Ken SXS Nation Expert

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    Before I bought my enclosed trailer, I used a two place snowmobile type trailer to haul my 1300lb utv and had no issues. The trailer towed well even empty. The enclosed trailer is even nicer, but if your trailer can handle the weight should should be good to go. Proper tongue wt is everything
     
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    skip4346 Craig SXS Nation Rookie

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    Sounds great. Thank you for your reply....much appreciated.
     
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    BDMartin57 Brian SXS Nation Rookie

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    Depending on the size of your tow vehicle you might consider electric brakes. I push my 3500lb towing capacity but use a single axle with e-brakes with no issue. My SxS weighs 1800 and trailer is 1200.
     
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    skip4346 Craig SXS Nation Rookie

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    I have a 2500 diesel truck I will tow with so I am good there but I do like the idea of e brakes as well. I will look into that to see if this particular trailer had them, I can't remember. Thank you.
     
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    Check your local laws, here in Ohio you are required trailer brakes on trailers over 2500 lbs. Of course many skate this law and no one knows until you have an accident, then all hell breaks loose with tickets and insurance coverage problems. Just an fyi for ya!!
     
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    skip4346 Craig SXS Nation Rookie

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    Oh man....thanks for that info....I will look that up for sure.
     
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    Actually looks like 2,000 lbs is the threshold except for travel trailers. Maybe in changed.

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, every trailer or semitrailer, except a pole trailer, with an empty weight of two thousand pounds or more, manufactured or assembled on or after January 1, 1942;

    (b) Every manufactured home or travel trailer with an empty weight of two thousand pounds or more, manufactured or assembled on or after January 1, 2001.


     
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    skip4346 Craig SXS Nation Rookie

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    Well there it is. Thanks Sootman 67. Better to have it than not anyway.
     

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