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New Sled Trailer

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Hi Everyone,

Will hopefully be getting a new sled this season, but will need a trailer first.

Disclaimer - While I have had a sled for many years, I have never had a "real" snowmobile trailer, so this is new to me.  Looking for opinions from folks that have much more experience than me.

 

Here is what I need:

 - I will be getting a long-track (154") sled (think Pantera Limited or Bear Cat XT)

 - We will only have the one sled, but I will also haul my portable fish house on it (Clam Yukon), so I will need a 2-place trailer.

 

Questions:

 - What brand(s) / models would you recommend?  Why?

 - Is aluminum the way to go?  I don't plan on getting another trailer for a long, long time.

 - Tilt, or ramp?  Pros / cons?

 - Salt guards are a must - right?

 - If this had to be stored out side for awhile, would you recommend a cover for added security?

 

Anything else I should be considering?

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

 

t'lines

 

 

 

 

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Well I havnt looked at brands lately but I do have a Triton trailer that is over 20 years old and just replaced the bed for the first time and it sits outside most of the winter. Definitly want aluminum as steels rusts quickly with the salt in winter. Salt shield is a must have. If you have reverse and just one or 2 sleds I don't think you need a drive on/off trailer as a tilt bed will do. Mine is a 8X10.

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A flip up cover if that's what you mean would be nice for security and keeping the machine out of the elements.

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Thank you Walleyehooker - 

 

Yes, a flip top is what I was thinking.  Just something for security and critters.  In looking into things, it sounds like Triton's are highly respected, and aluminum seems to be the way to go.  Thank you for the insight on a tilt vs. drive on/off as well.

 

Appreciate it!  

t-lines

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TAKE A LOOK AT SLED BED TRAILERS. PRETTY WELL BUILT. LIKE THE RAMP TYPE. I THINK THEY ARE MORE VERSATILE AND BEING ABLE TO LOAD FROM THE SIDE IF NEED BE. 

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Was going to chime in but I think Walleyehooker covered it pretty well. I also have a 8X10 Triton tilt trailer and it works very nice for me.

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Ive got a 137 inch track ski doo and it is about 3 inches longer then the trailer ,,,, Im looking at getting a snocap cover for it but need to consider that its a bit longer then the trailer I may need to get an extension for it 

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Another option for about the same money is a cargo trailer. I'm going to buy a 7 X 16 cargo trailer to haul my snowmobile in the winter and motorcycles in the summer along with other uses. Some differences is the cargo trailer has a steel frame but the one I'm looking at a H &H has a coated frame. Has larger tires and tandem axel in a 16 footer. More head room to walk in and a rear ramp.

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