Safety Tips For Hauling Your UTV On A Trailer
Safety is the number one priority when it comes to driving your UTV. But what about your safety before you even arrive at your destination? UTV safety begin as soon as you pull out of your driveway! It takes a few simple steps to make sure you transport your UTV from your home to the trail safely. Follow these safety tips for hauling your UTV on a trailer!
Choose the Right Equipment
In order to safely haul your UTV, you’re going to need the proper equipment. Most often, this will be an open trailer with a ramp. To make sure you have the correct trailer, you’ll need to measure the width of your UTV. You’ll also need to know the weight of your UTV to make sure your trailer can accommodate it properly. Generally speaking, most UTV’s are 64” wide so you’ll need a larger trailer than you would for an ATV. When shopping for a trailer, consider one made of aluminum. It’ll be strong and durable, but lightweight and maintenance-free. If you really like to baby your UTV, you may want to consider an enclosed trailer which will keep it clean and protected no matter where you are headed. If you aren’t quite ready to invest in a trailer, you may consider renting a U-Haul auto transport to haul your UTV! No matter what kind of trailer you choose, make sure your trailers has breaks on at least on axle. #2 Tie Down Besides having a trailer that is can carry the right amount of weight and is the right width, you’ll have to think about how you will secure your UTV to the trailer. You’ll want to make sure your trailer has some heavy-duty tie down rings to do the job properly. Use some racket straps in good condition to fasten your UTV to the trailer. Make sure your parking brake is on as well as an additional precautionary measure. A racket strap is one UTV accessory that can be used for many different situations! For more helpful accessories, talk to the professionals at UTV Windshields & Accessories.
In order to safely haul your UTV, you’re going to need to get it on the trailer in the first place! This means having a secure and stable ramp to load your UTV onto the trailer. If your ramp has safety straps, make sure that you are using them.
When you load your UTV, do so gently and slowly. You don’t want to go flying up the ramp only to find yourself unable to brake before ramming into the back of your truck.
While you may be able to load and haul your UTV by yourself, it’s always a good idea to have someone else there to make sure the ramp is properly placed, that your wheels are lined up correctly, or with any number of other small details. If something were to go wrong, it’s always good to have another person around.