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Aluminum Utility Trailers

Utility Trailers Haul: Your ATV Like a Pro With These Tips

Are you an ATV enthusiast looking for efficient ways to transport your vehicle? An aluminum utility trailer sounds like a great option for you. A high-quality trailer makes it safe and easy to take your ATV on the ultimate adventures. Still, it’s not just about getting a trailer. It’s also about choosing the right one and using it optimally. Here are some expert tips for hauling your ATV like a pro.

Have a Plan for the ATV and Your Aluminum Utility Trailer

Create a plan before you start loading the ATV onto your utility trailer. Planning will save you time and spare you from potential mishaps or damages to your ATV. The plan also ensures you comply with the local towing laws, which vary from place to place.

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Check your vehicle’s towing capacity and the gross weight of your trailer.
  2. Measure the dimensions of your ATV to ensure it fits on your trailer. 
  3. Ensure the majority of the weight is towards the front of the trailer. 
  4. Check the trailer lights, tires, and brakes to ensure they’re in good working order.
  5. Map out your route in advance.

Have Trailer on Level Ground

Keeping the aluminum utility trailer on level ground ensures the safe loading of your ATV. A level surface provides stability during loading. This minimizes the risk of tilting or tipping over. Controlling the ATV’s movement is easier when the trailer stays level. Additionally, a level surface brings down the ATV’s ramp angle, reducing the chances of the vehicle getting stuck or scraping the bottom during loading.

When loading the ATV onto a level trailer, it stands straight, allowing you to accurately assess and adjust the tension in the tie-down straps, which is crucial for the vehicle’s secure transportation. A non-level trailer could lead to uneven tension distribution, potentially causing the ATV to shift during transport.

How To Secure the ATV

Properly tied-down ATVs prevent unwanted movement during transit. This reduces the risk of accidents or damages. Here’s a brief, step-by-step guide on how to secure your ATV:

  1. Use Quality Tie-Down Straps: Invest in strong tie-down straps designed for ATVs. They must withstand the weight and stresses of travel. They should have ratchets for adjusting the tension.
  2. Position the ATV Correctly: Place your ATV on the aluminum utility trailer in a forward direction. This positioning helps distribute the weight evenly and ensures that most of the weight is towards the front of the trailer.
  3. Attach the Straps: Attach one end of the straps to a secure point on the ATV, such as the frame or axle. Avoid attaching to parts like plastic body panels or racks, as they might break under tension.
  4. Secure the Straps: Attach the other end of the straps to the trailer’s anchor points. Ensure the straps don’t rub against sharp edges that could cause cutting or tearing.
  5. Tighten the Straps: Using the ratchet, tighten the straps until the ATV’s suspension begins to compress. It’s important not to over-tighten, as this could damage the ATV’s suspension.
  6. Check the Straps Regularly: During your journey, stop at regular intervals to check the straps for any loosening or wear and tear. Retighten or replace as necessary.

Contact Millroad Manufacturing for an Aluminum Utility Trailer

Consider choosing from our many custom trailers at Millroad Manufacturing to ensure a hassle-free hauling experience. We offer superior build quality and customization options for your unique requirements.

Our team at Millroad Manufacturing makes custom aluminum utility trailers that are perfect for taking your ATVs to some of the best trails in North America. If you’re not sure which one you need, our experts are here to help. Contact us for more information.