1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

What size trailer for 3 ATVs?

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by gilliamjc, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:08 AM
    #1
    gilliamjc

    gilliamjc [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26881
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Huntsville, AL
    Vehicle:
    2010 PreRunner DC Off-Road
    Westin Platinum Oval Step Bars
    I'm looking to buy a utility trailer to haul ATVs and was wondering what size I should get. I'd like to be able to get 3 utility ATVs on the trailer (sideways). Since each 4 wheeler is about 48" wide, I was thinking about a 6.5' x 12' trailer, and load the four wheelers from the side over the rails. Does anyone else have any suggestions on hauling 3 at a time? Better yet, any pics?
    THanks
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:14 AM
    #2
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,722
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    You would be better with a 14' or 16'.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:54 AM
    #3
    misterquad

    misterquad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Member:
    #17118
    Messages:
    501
    [​IMG]

    This is a 16' car hauler with 2 adult quads and 3 kid quads and room for gear. I have had multiple quads and setups.

    My experience says - Go as big as you can afford.

    They are a pain to load from the side or even turn around once on the trailer. Get ramps so you drive straight in and unload straight out. If you have to pick them up or horse them around someone will eventually get hurt and it takes the fun out of the trip.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    #4
    gilliamjc

    gilliamjc [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26881
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Huntsville, AL
    Vehicle:
    2010 PreRunner DC Off-Road
    Westin Platinum Oval Step Bars
    Thanks. I figured that the bigger, the better, just didn't want anything bigger than I needed, as I'll have to keep it parked here at the house. Do you pull that car hauler setup with your Taco? If so, how well does it pull it?

     
  5. Jan 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    #5
    misterquad

    misterquad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Member:
    #17118
    Messages:
    501
    I pull it with my Taco, the one pictured here, it can tow up to 6,500 pounds. I guess I am below 3,500 pounds loaded. My Taco came with a towing package and a 7-pin plug. The car hauler comes with a trailer brake setup and so I installed a basic brake controller, $60. The Taco has plenty of power to pull the setup through the Hill Country but I get 13 -14 mpg when towing. The brakes definitely help I don't tow this much weight without brakes.

    The biggest issue is the width of a car hauler versus a regular utility trailer. The fenders stick out one extra tire width on each side.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 5:29 AM
    #6
    FoxySandChick

    FoxySandChick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Member:
    #9505
    Messages:
    2,963
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Kristin
    Henderson, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 Base model V6 Impulse Red Pearl
    De-badged, limo tint, black wet okole's, weathertechs, extra d-rings, TSB bilsteins
    I'd say definately go with a 14-16ft at least. I've towed a 6.5x12ft trailer with 3 quads a couple times, I don't have the tow package and it handles just fine, but the mpg drops.

    I got a YFZ, LTR and a Z400 on the 12ft trailer without a problem, but I couldn't get the YFZ and 2 LTR's on it, had to propped one up on the front rails and strap it down....wasn't pretty but had to do it.

    This is the only pic I have....
    [​IMG]
     
To Top