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Postby dakippen » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:46 pm

I think I know the answer to this already, but would an 8x8 snowmobile trailer be too big and overkill? My tow vehicle is a 2 dr Jeep Wrangler. IF I use this, I do know I have to watch the weight.

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Re: Trailer Size

Postby dancam » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:48 pm

Whats the incentive to buy this trailer? Will you actually fill it with snowmobiles?

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Re: Trailer Size

Postby dakippen » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:02 pm

The incentive is that it's free...it does need new bearings and new welds.
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Re: Trailer Size

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:10 pm

Are you thinking of building an 8'-wide teardrop? :o

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Re: Trailer Size

Postby dakippen » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:19 pm

Not sure, but that is really big isn't it?
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Re: Trailer Size

Postby Padilen » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:54 pm

Snowmobile trailers usually sit over the wheels. So the axle may be narrower. Maybe easy to narrow "deck"?


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Re: Trailer Size

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:08 pm

Not sure, but that is really big isn't it?


A teardrop is more-or-less a bed on wheels with an open kitchen in the back. Can't imagine hauling a bed that's 8' wide to go camping.

I started out in 2004 with a 4-wide. It beat a tent by a mile but was a bit tight. I think our five-wide with it's queen-sized bed is perfect.

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Re: Trailer Size

Postby dancam » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:53 pm

With 8ft wide walls its hard to see around driving or backing up. A lot of campsites i go to are pretty tight. Also a lot of wind resistance. Trailers that are a lot wider than your tv take a lot more concentration or practise to keep in your lane on the highway.

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Re: Trailer Size

Postby dakippen » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:46 am

And I was right about my own thoughts - a trailer this big is not a good idea. Thank you!
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