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UTV and enclosed trailer
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Contributors to this thread:
Sivart 16-Jul-23
Inshart 16-Jul-23
Dale06 16-Jul-23
Sivart 17-Jul-23
Groundhunter 17-Jul-23
DConcrete 17-Jul-23
Jaquomo 17-Jul-23
Buckdeer 17-Jul-23
Sivart 17-Jul-23
Serrano 17-Jul-23
BULELK1 18-Jul-23
Sivart 18-Jul-23
Kurt 18-Jul-23
Sivart 18-Jul-23
BULELK1 19-Jul-23
From: Sivart
16-Jul-23
I finally have the funds saved up for a UTV. Looking for high ground clearance, compact, narrow enough to be legal on the FS trails. Looking hard at the Honda pioneer.

More importantly looking for an enclosed trailer to fit it. same thing, high ground clearance, compact, but just enough room to be able to sleep in if necessary.

Any suggestions? thanks

From: Inshart
16-Jul-23
If I remember correctly, for ATV's on some of the FS trails, the width is 54 inches??

Check out the other thread on ATV's ---- lots of good info on what to purchase. Stay away from the Can-Am - I have one and have had issues ever since the 30-day warranty expired. Had I known that their warranty was only 30 days - no way I would have one now.

From: Dale06
16-Jul-23
I wanted a Honda, ordered one and delivery was delayed multiple times, and it never was delivered. Bought a can am and so far, it’s worked fine so far. But I’ve only had it six months. Have done a lot of food plot work with it.

From: Sivart
17-Jul-23
I was told alot of the trails have 50" limits? Not sure.

From: Groundhunter
17-Jul-23
I own Honda, but Can Am is also a work horse. Where I live trailers are plentiful. Enclosed for a UTV, that's a big trailer.

From: DConcrete
17-Jul-23
50” are certain trails out west. I haven’t seen an over abundance of them. But they are certainly there for sure.

I use a quad for those trails. And either my side by side, which is a full size can am defender, or my dodge rebel truck on the rest of the roads.

From: Jaquomo
17-Jul-23
Look at the MVUM map forbthe area you want to hunt. You can download it. It should show you the width restrictions for the trails you are considering.

From: Buckdeer
17-Jul-23
I would go dual axle

From: Sivart
17-Jul-23
Can you get a windshield on the Pioneer 500?

From: Serrano
17-Jul-23
Yes, I have a windshield and sides on my Pioneer 500

From: BULELK1
18-Jul-23

BULELK1's Link
I recently sold my enclosed trlr that I used for my Polaris 50 inch RZR2.

Just a heads-up, I got $500.00 more for it last month selling it than I paid for it in 2018 brand new.

Good luck, Robb

From: Sivart
18-Jul-23
Robb,

That trailer is exactly what I had in mind. Does it pull ok being a single axle, or is it "whippy"?

From: Kurt
18-Jul-23
I've got a 2012 Polaris 50" RZR. Works fine but isn't the quality machine a Honda would be, but likely handles and rides better. Great spring bear hunting SxS for one or even two people. We also use it for access for fall bird hunting with two people and a bird dog.

As per the the cargo trailer, I have a single axle 6'-6"H x 6'W x 12'L CargoMate, and it tows very well as long as you have a greater % of the weight in the trailer ahead of the axle.

I did have to get the trailer 6" taller than the normal 6' inside clearance for the RZR roof to clear the rear door....as you lose over 6" of door clearance from the rated height.

Other options I got were the Dexter axle mounted on taller shackles to provide the same clearance as my stock F350 (more than my F150. (Robb's trailer shown above is quite low and would give me clearance trouble on water bars on our BC logging roads). That option was no-charge when I ordered the trailer. I got the largest and heaviest rated radial trailer tires CargoMate offered (same size as Robb's).

I ordered it insulated on the walls and roof, with plywood covering the insulation on the walls and metal on the roof. The 3/4" plywood floor is not insulated and not sure that is an option. You could foam it on the outside, or carry a thick rug for cold weather use. Ordered 8 floor tie downs on it too.

I spec'd a swivel jack vs the standard fixed in place screw jack and it is nicely out of the way and there is no tailgate interference. Also got rear stabilizing jacks so the trailer isn't tippy if unhooked. They allow you to change a tire by using them in conjunction with the swivel jack too. Make sure you get a spare tire...it was an option on mine!

Other spec'd option s were 2 each 30"x30" tinted windows with screens. Also a 36" wide RV door with a screen door, inside flip lock and outside key lock. The window was opaque but I changed it out for tinted on.

All the noted options above added about $1,000 US to the price of the $4400 trailer back in 2014. Bet they are a lot higher today!

When I camp in it I use a folding "Swedish" cot, a small folding table to cook on, folding chair, cooler, and rug. Due to the extra ground clearance a plastic milk crate works well for a step. I added 25 large cup hooks inside to hang up clothes, towels, etc. Also a paper towel rack and broom clip.

Handy rig that I moved a lot of mounts from CO to BC in. And plenty of "stuff" from lumber to trees when we build the house and landscaped.

From: Sivart
18-Jul-23
That is great info.

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-23
Travis it was great for me.

Good luck, Robb

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