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A few years ago, my parents built a farmhouse in the country. Their new home was located on a dirt road. Regardless of the season, this road was usually hard to drive on. During periods of heavy rain at my parents’ home, the roads became extremely muddy. During times of draught at this location, the road got large potholes in it. Because of the treacherous driving conditions at their new place, my parents decided to purchase a new vehicle. They traded their midsize sedan for a large truck. On this blog, you will discover the best types of vehicles to drive on dirt roads. Enjoy!

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Things To Think About When Buying A UTV Trailer

To get the most enjoyment out of your UTV, you'll want to ride it in a variety of surroundings. To do that, you'll need a trailer to haul the UTV from place to place. There are two basic options in UTV trailers. One option is the enclosed trailer, and the other is the open variety. Each of these options have different styles available. Here are some things to consider that will help you make the best choice when you're ready to buy.

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You need a convenient way to get the UTV onto the trailer. This can be done in a variety of ways. Think about what is the easiest for you taking into account where you will usually park the trailer. If it will be a crowded parking lot, then you may want to buy an open tilt trailer that lowers one end to the ground so you can drive right up it. You could also buy tracks or a ramp, but a ramp often needs additional space beyond the length of the trailer. You can buy trailers with a ramp at the end or a ramp at the side. These work best when you can park in an open space.

Weight And Dimensions

Important things to factor are the weight of the trailer you choose as well as its length and width. First, find out how much weight your vehicle can pull. If you have a truck, you shouldn't have to worry, but if you have a compact car, you may need to purchase a lightweight aluminum trailer. Keep in mind, you need to add the weight of the UTV and everything else you haul to the weight of the trailer when figuring out if your car can tow it.

Trailers come in different widths and lengths, which is handy if you want to haul two UTVs at a time. You can buy a longer trailer if you want to park them front to back, or you can buy a wider trailer if you want to park them side by side.

Weather Protection And Security

If you have the budget, you may want to invest in an enclosed trailer. An enclosed trailer will protect your UTV from rain and snow. If you can park the trailer on your property, you can even use it as a garage for protecting your UTV when you aren't using it. Plus, the trailer can act as shelter if it rains while you're out riding. Another advantage of keeping your UTV in an enclosed trailer is the added security it provides when you take road trips. You won't have to worry about your UTV when you stop at a hotel or take a break at a restaurant. Keeping your UTV in a trailer on your property will keep curious neighbor kids off it and make it harder for someone to steal it.

Of course, when it comes time to buy your trailer, the cost plays an important role. For that reason, you'll want to visit a sales lot so you can look over various models and compare the features and costs until you find a trailer that's a perfect match for the way you use your UTV.