Hey there! I’m Jonathan, your go-to guy for all things snowmobiling. If there’s one thing I know about (besides braving the cold), it’s snowmobile trailers. Over the years, I’ve tried, tested, and inspected a variety of them, always keen to see what other riders are using. Through my experiences and observations, I’ve gathered a treasure trove of insights, which I’m thrilled to share with you here on my blog.
The Snowmobile Trailer Lowdown
Whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to splurge for some luxurious features, there’s a snowmobile trailer for every rider. From simple single sled trailers to advanced V-nose trailers with storage and camping amenities, the options are vast! Let’s dive right in!
Snapshot: Snowmobile Trailer Types
|1 machine, exposed to elements
|2 machines, exposed to elements
|Open 4 Place
|Up to 4 machines, open-air
|Double Clamshell (Closed)
|2 sleds, shielded from weather
|2-4 sleds, versatile with ramp
|Up to 4 sleds, deluxe amenities
Before getting your wallet out, it’s essential to determine the right size of your future trailer. You see, your choice should align with the number of machines you have and how much protection you desire for them. Here’s a quick rundown:
Single Open Snowmobile Trailers
Starting off with the basics, the single open trailer is your most budget-friendly pick. Ideal for a single sled, they’re simple and easy to use. Just remember, they don’t offer protection against dirt or debris. For a bit more cash, some versions come with ramps and protective shields.
Double Open Snowmobile Trailers
For those with two snowmobiles, the double open trailer is perfect. As the name implies, it accommodates two sleds side by side. A protective cover is recommended to shield your machines from potential damage.
Open 4 Place Snowmobile Trailers
Have more than a pair of snowmobiles? The 4 place trailer has got you covered. It’s spacious, allowing you to haul up to four machines! While it doesn’t provide a cover, the expansive storage area lets you transport additional gear.
Double Clamshell Snowmobile Trailer
The clamshell design, popular among riders, comfortably fits two sleds. It has a unique opening mechanism that provides weather protection and quick access. With the ability to lock, it’s a favorite for long-distance travel.
Double Hybrid Snowmobile Trailers ⭐
Offering versatility, the double hybrid trailers come with a protective cover. Their rear doors can either open up traditionally or serve as ramps. A tad pricier, these trailers can be repurposed beyond just snowmobiling.
V-Nose Closed Snowmobile Trailers
For the enthusiasts who won’t settle for less, the V-nose trailers are the cream of the crop. They can comfortably fit up to four snowmobiles, and with extra space, they are perfect for those looking for added luxury or even a quick nap between rides.
Frequently Asked Snowmobile Trailer Questions
Can two snowmobiles fit in a 6×12 trailer?
Usually not side by side. But with some creativity and careful positioning, it’s possible. Always ensure they’re securely fastened.
What does a typical snowmobile trailer look like?
Varied in design, some resemble utility trailers while others might remind you of RVs or caravans.
How much load can a snowmobile trailer bear?
While basic ones carry a single sled, larger versions can transport up to four snowmobiles and additional gear.