Don't forget that speed kills, even if you do
not tow an ATV-trailer. The more load you carry the slower you
An important thing to remember when towing a
trailer is that the heavier vehicles take longer to stop. Avoid
hills and rough terrains, because your ATV is much more
So, that was almost everything about the safety.
After all, trailers are added to the ATV and has a great effect
on the normal abilities of your ATV. This means that the ATV will
"behave" in a different way, than usual. Never
underestimate the risks and dangers that can occur!
The first thing that comes to your mind when you
hear the phrase "ATV trailers" is an aluminum platform
which is used for transporting heavy loads from one place to
another. The type of load can be almost everything you can thing
of. For example, farmers use it to transport bales of hay, packs
of manure, grain fodder and many others.
Of course not all of us are farmers, so you use
trailers for other purposes.
But what in fact is the structure of a
Is there any need for maintenance?
So, what is the structure of the trailer? It is a
durable bolt-together construction with custom-coated fasteners
and hardware that are superior to stainless and zinc
Most of the trailer manufacturers make sure that
bolts, nuts, and washers will never rust or corrode, which is
very useful, since you may want to drive in wet conditions more
often than others. Most of the trailers have ramps, which lock
upright to secure your load on the highway.
There are other types of ATV trailers. For
instance the new Polar ATV Trailer. Its rugged all steel frame
supports in excess of 1,200 lbs. and features an exclusive Tilt
& Pivot trailer bed. The broad-shoulder tire design provides
excellent traction with minimal turf wear. The Polar Sled's
tough polyethylene body hauls heavy loads while withstanding
dents, rust and/or corrosion.
Other types of trailers include dual atv trailers
and custom atv trailers.
Now, the answer of the second question- Is there
need of maintenance on ATV trailers? Well, yes, there is. One of
the most important items to maintain on a trailer is the wheel
bearing. The wheel bearings should have enough lubricant (wheel
bearing grease) and the tapered wheel bearings should have the
correct adjustment. There should be a little resistance on the
wheel when it is rotated. Too much resistance will cause the
bearing to overheat.
All the other things are not so important. Well,
except for one. Under gravel road conditions the underside of the
trailer is being bombarded by an abrasive mixture of sand and
stone (gravel). This sandblasting effect can damage the wiring
underneath the trailer. The most common problems are with the
electrical wires coming out of the electric brakes. It is
important to inspect the wiring on a regular basis to make sure
the wires are clean and tucked up in position and not dangling in
a vulnerable position.
It is a good idea to wash the underneath with a
high pressure washer to remove corrosive salts and road gravel
and other corrosive materials that may be present.
Don't forget to check the electrical ground
as part of your check list if your ATV trailers electrical system
is not working properly. So, you have learnt the most important t
things about the ATV trailers. Now, it is up to you to decide
whether you need a trailer or not!
Need information on ATV trailers for towing your
ATV behind your car or truck? Let us know , we will provide
information on this subject if the demand is high enough.
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