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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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i want a trailer that will hold 2 sleds(121 tracks).
i think most 2 place enclosed trailers are 7x14.
will a 7x12 hold 2 sleds? i like the single axle lighter trailer idea.
im probably gonna sell my 2 place and 1 place open tilt trailers.
that should help offset the cost of the new trailer some.
in the summer the enclosed trailer will be my garage/gererator house up north at my yearly campsite.

are the brands that different?
looks like most are 16"oc walls, ceiling, and floor.
it must be aluminum, not steel.
the lighter/smaller the better.
there is no way im getting 2 sleds in a 6x12 im pretty sure.
anmyone ever camp in the winter in their snowmobile trailer?

ideas welcome!
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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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i am pretty sure you will not get 2 sleds in a 6x12. i have a 6x10 for bikes and it will just hold 1 121 sled. my new sled will not fit in it.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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i was pretty sure the 6x12 was not gonna work.
i was hoping 7x12 would, but i doubt that even.

im looking at mostly 7x14's, i think 7x12's will be too small.
my friend has an 08 apex ltx gt(136") hes a little longer.
my brother in law has a pair 2up sleds that are 136"s also.
mostly i haul 121" sleds, i was hoping to save some weight by staying in a 7x12.
it will have to be 7x14 i think.
i was hoping for a single axle trailer, not tandem.
they are lighter and easier to move around.
it will be towed by my lj rubi sometimes and weight is an issue.

i want a v-nose, drive on/off, 7x14, ramp door, rv side door, 12v lighting, roof vent, white or tan.
i want to insulate it, and install a small rv furnace to heat it for repairs.

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Old January 8th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Many companies will make it to your specs. Why couldn't you get a 7x14 and get a single axle? They put the tandems on for greater capacity, but if you'll never need that extra capacity then you should be ok.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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I have never owned an inline trailer. The whole idea of messing around to get 2-4 sleds in sounds like a pain. My tripple axle 8x20+4 v weighs in around 2300 empty. How much will your vehicle pull/stop? I would also need a 27' plus to be able to haul 4 long tracks.
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get a bigger trailer then you think you will need. you will use the space.
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i want to haul this with my lj rubicon. i want small and light.
not to mention i dont want to haul everyones sleds around.
its a pita. my shit is loaded and ready to go. everyone else dicks around and wants to load at 6pm on a friday night. it cuts into my beer time.

you are right oz i can have built what ever i want, but it cost more than buying off the lot and takes longer. i have seen a 7x17 single axle that is under 2k lbs. its tempting.
most common cargo 7x14's sitting on lots are tandem axle. the 7x17 i saw was just over $3k. common cargo trailers are a little cheaper but not drive on drive off.

after looking online last night for hours im leaning towards a 7x16 or 17.

still looking
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i found trailershowroom.com. custom stuff aint that expensive, if you dont mind a steel trailer. aluminum is a little pricey. i was at us 27 motorsports today with my brother inlaw picking up his used sled. they had a nice trailer 7.5 x19 drive on drive off aluminum, but wanted $6500 for it. they had 7x14 steel cargo trailers and wanted $4500. seemed a little pricey to me. wanted to stop at becks but it got too late. still looking.
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