Buyer's Guide - Trailers

Published in the September 2009 Issue September 2009 Feature

Enclosed Trailers


AvalancheThe Avalanche from Charmac Trailers features spring assist ramps, stainless nose, LED lighting and optional load lights, lined ceiling and Rumba floor.

In addition to the Avalanche, this fall Charmac will be offering its brand new open place aluminum snowmobile trailer. The trailer will have a payload capacity of 1,770 lbs., a single axle and three-year warranty. It will feature a 1.25-inch aluminum floor on 4-inch centers, flush mounted lighting with options ranging from various ramp styles, a splash guard and more.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 3,500 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 1,400 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 2,150 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 150 lbs.
Overall Length: 273 inches
Overall Width: 101 inches
Bed Length: 189 inches
Bed Width: 99 inches
Coupler Size: 2 inches
Decking/Flooring: Three-quarter inch plywood
Brakes: optional
Axle(s): 1 axle
Warranty: 3-year

Charmac Trailers
(800) 544-7904



RPMThe RPM from Trails West features a steel frame and aluminum skin smooth exterior (no rivets), using .040 aluminum for the skin and roof. It has a beavertail front and rear with a 24-inch floor height. The rear gate opening is 92 inches wide by 78 inches high.

The RPM also features a Tread Brite gravel nose and sides along with aluminum wheels and spring-assisted front and rear ramps (no cables) with lockable bar latches. There is helmet and oil shelving, coat hooks and a man door on the side of your choice. There's also a 14x14 crank-up vent and one fuel door.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 7,780 lbs.
Payload Capacity 3,860 lbs.
Trailer Weight 3,920 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 3,920 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 310 lbs.
Overall Length: 31 feet
Overall Width: 8 feet 6 inches
Bed Length: 28 feet
Bed Width: 99 inches
Coupler Size: 2 5/16 inches
Decking/Flooring: Three quarter inch ply-form plywood
Brakes: 4-wheel electric brakes
Axles: 3,500 lbs. torsion
Warranty: 3-year limited

Options: Spare tire, insulation in walls and roof, forced air furnace, hotwire with battery package, stainless steel nose, extra fuel doors, coat and clothes cabinets, tie down rail system, traction blocks, LED lighting, exterior load lights and 14x14 crank-up vents with fans.

Trails West Manufacturing of Idaho
(208) 852-2200



Silver SportThe Silver Sport by Wells Cargo features a 5-foot V-front with anodized nose and ATP stone guard. There's also the front ramp door with ski guide, rear ramp door with cam lock (4-foot rear beavertail) and a side entry door with flush lock. A handy aluminum fold-up step is at the side door. Torflex rubber torsion axles with EZ-Lube hubs are standard.Other features include: 15-inch radial tires and e-coated silver spoke wheels, fuel access door, seamless one-piece aluminum roof, 3/8-inch plywood wall guard (12 feet high), 12-volt dome light with optic lens, wall switch, bonded .030 aluminum exterior skin (11 colors), LED stop/tail/turn lights, LED clearance lights, mud flaps, safety chains with hooks, and a DOT compliant breakaway system with rechargeable wet cell battery.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 7,600 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 4,905 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 2,695 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 10-15 percent
Overall Length: 29 feet 9 inches
Overall Width: 102 inches (Axle)/99.75inches (Body)
Bed Length: 26 feet 8 inches
Bed Width: 97 inches
Coupler Size: 2 5/16 inches
Decking/Flooring: Three-quarter inch pressure-treated plywood with 20-year warranty
Brakes: 10-inch electric brakes
Axle(s): Torflex tandem axles with E/Z Lube hubs and Nev-R-Adjust Brakes
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty

Options: Deluxe package and extensive list of interior and exterior customizing options.

Wells Cargo
(800) 348-7553



Xtreme SnowThe Xtreme Sport/Snow series comes standard with a 72-inch front ramp, built partially into the roadside side wall, which decreases pivot angle when loading and unloading and minimizes the need for lifting sleds to avoid collision with other sleds or the trailer itself. Also standard is the polybead laminate floor, which eliminates the need for aftermarket spray-on liners or other treatments, as the floor is resistant to carbides, water and fuel. The floor also is treated on the bottom, eliminating damage from gravel, icy or snowy roads. Custom options are available that set an already industry-leading product well ahead of the competition.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 7,000 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 3,225 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 3,775 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 280 lbs.
Overall Length: 28 feet 8 inches
Overall Width: 102 inches
Bed Length: 22 foot box 4-foot nose
Bed Width: 97 inches
Coupler Size: 2 5/16 inches
Decking/Flooring: 3/4-inch Polybead Laminate
Brakes: Electric
Axle(s): Torsion

Options: 110v, interior/exterior packages, ducted propane heater, heated aluminum cabinets for drying gear, 38-gallon fuel station, windows, insulation, ski guides, work and sitting benches and more.

Mirage Enterprises
(208) 461-7776



PrestigeThe Prestige Heavy Duty Lowboy is a versatile choice for any snowmobiler. The all-aluminum structure allows for lighter and easier towing for many years of hauling. Features include a 5-foot V-nose with spring-assisted front door, spring-assisted rear door, two interior dome lights, four heavy-duty D-rings for securing loads, finished lauan ceiling with 3/8-inch plywood walls, heavy-duty aluminum tongue jack with dual swivel wheels and much more.The Prestige Heavy Duty Lowboy is available in 20-, 22-, 24- and 28-foot lengths. It is also versatile for hauling not only snowmobiles, but automobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs and more.There are many options to choose from to fit all of your needs from cabinets, lighting, vents, walls, to floors, racks and doors.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 9,995 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 6,695 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 3,300 lbs.
Overall Length: 36.5 feet
Bed Length: 28 feet plus 5-foot V-nose
Bed Width: 98 inches
Coupler Size: 2 5/16-inch
Decking/Flooring: plywood or choice of quad, checkered, or aluminum diamond plate flooring
Brakes: Electric or surge disc brakes available on single or tandem
Axle(s): 2 axles
Warranty: All enclosed trailers have a 3-year warranty

Triton Corporation
(800) 232-3780


Open Trailers


Drive On/Off SnowThe Drive On/Off Snow open-place trailer from Mirage is equipped standard with the same polybead laminate floor found on its enclosed snow/sport models. The deck's treatment provides resistance to carbides, water and fuel, adding years to the life of the trailer, reduction in maintenance and value at re-sale. The Drive On/Off is ideal for use year-round, perfect for hauling the raft during the summer and sleds in the winter.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 2,990 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 1,800 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 1,000 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 100 lbs.
Overall Length: 17 feet 4 inches
Overall Width: 96 inches
Bed Length: 14 feet
Bed Width: 96 inches
Coupler Size: 2 inches
Decking/Flooring: 3/4-inch Polybead laminate
Axle(s): Single 3,500 lbs. Sprung Idler
Warranty: 1-year

Options: LED light package, D-rings, spare tire, spare tire mount, brakes

Mirage Enterprises
(208) 461-7776



LT12R-101 W/2KF 4x4 CoverallTriton's snowmobile trailers with aluminum Coveralls installed is a great combination together in the market. Improved aerodynamics, smooth sides, all welded aluminum unibody frame and quality components make this the cover of choice for your trailer.The 2KF 4X4 Coverall is easy to lift and the 4x4 door allows you to reach your tie downs and gear with less effort. The cover is available in black, white or gray.

Overall Length: 192 inches
Bed Length: 144 inches
Bed Width: 101 inches
Coupler Size: 2 inches
Decking/Flooring: 5/8 inch plywood
Brakes: N/A
Axle(s): 1 axle
Interior Height: 54 inches
Warranty: 2-year

Triton Corporation
(800) 232-3780


Trailer Accessories


Prestige interior optionsTriton's enclosed trailers have been taken to another level by the vast amount of interior options available to customize your trailer. As shown, a combination of accessories can blend together to be useful and stylish at the same time. Quad flooring, cabinets, LED strip lights, vents, windows and folded seats are some of the many options to choose from to create the trailer for your needs.

Triton Corporation
(800) 232-3780



Polybead flooringMirage uses a Quad Pattern, Polybead Laminate treated floor on most of its snow trailers. This is not a spray-on or some cheap liner. The floor is three-quarter inch exterior grade plywood and is treated top and bottom. The laminate is impervious to carbides, water and fuel. Mirage eliminates any need for aftermarket liners, spray-on liners, paint or undercoating.

Mirage Enterprises
(208) 461-7776



Caliber V-Front ramp shieldCaliber's V-Front Ramp Shield is 30 inches tall and adjustable to fit all trailers. It deflects salt, slush, rocks and road debris away from snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles during transport and its aerodynamic design reduces wind drag.The shield easily converts to a drive-off ramp system. The replaceable LowPro GripGlides direct you safely off the trailer, with integrated grips that provide traction for full control.Caliber's exclusive integrated side rail on ramp directs snowmobile away from vehicle and is easily removable. Made of strong and durable HDPE, it won't crack, chip, split or dent and is impervious to cold temperatures, destructive road spray and foreign chemicals or fluids.The V-Front Ramp Shield with LowPro GripGlides retail for $479.95.

(888) 872-9628



The Complete Trailer HandbookThe Complete Trailer Handbook by Richard Newton is a great reference source for anyone who tows a trailer, including snowmobilers.Topics covered in the book include: types of trailers, what vehicle will you use to tow a trailer, basic trailer suspensions, trailer tires and wheels, brake systems, hitches, trailer maintenance and lighting and wiring. There's also much more.The book retails for $19.99.




Toy Haulers


Balboa Toy HaulerThe Balboa's all-steel frame is built on a car hauler chassis, making the Balboa one of the few toy haulers on the market capable of carrying automobiles. From cars to snowmobiles, Balboa provides reliable service in any environment. Features include a patio light, high output furnace, cable/satellite ready, car hauler chassis, gas/electric refrigerator, overhead aluminum cabinets, three-burner range with oven, stainless steel double sink, chrome wheels, radius windows, heated and enclosed tanks and an all-steel frame.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 10,400 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 5,070 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 5,330 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 1,250 lbs.
Overall Length: 26 feet 9.5
Overall Width: 102 inches
Bed Length: 21 feet 9.5
Bed Width: 80 inches between wheel wells
Coupler Size: 2 5/16 inches
Decking/Flooring: 3/4-inch tongue and groove
Brakes: electric
Axle(s): torsion
Warranty: 3-year

Mirage Enterprises
(208) 461-7776



Prestige 227Triton's Prestige 227 is part of the enclosed trailer lineup that allows you to turn your trailer into a place to haul your toys and have a large closet space at the same time. By adding the option of the front V closet, it allows the separation of your toys in the back from your gear and other items in the front. The installation of the closet gives you enough room to not only store gear but store larger items you may want to take on the trip.The trailer comes with full deck length Quickslide channel for infinite tie down positions, aluminum anodized V-nose trim for a classy look, spring-assisted rear ramp door and much more. There are several options, from the floor to the ceiling, to choose from.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 6,000 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 3,700 lbs.
Trailer Weight: 2,300 lbs.
Overall Length: 30.5 feet
Bed Length: 22 feet plus 5-foot V-nose
Bed Width: 80.5 inches
Coupler Size: 2 inches
Decking/Flooring: plywood or choice of quad, checkered, or aluminum diamond plate flooring
Brakes: Electric or surge disc brakes available on single or tandem
Axle(s): 2 axles
Warranty: 3-year

Triton Corporation
(800) 232-3780


Truck Decks


Mission Sport DeckMission Trailer has another option for those who want to carry an extra sled or don't want to tow a trailer at all-a truck deck. Now you can load your sled on the truck deck easily and off you go. Truck decks keep your sled out of the way of road grime, ice and snow. It's an easy and safe way to haul sleds. Features include a full length slide channel with two tie down bars, LED lights, HD extrusions, 11-foot telescoping ramp, ski guides and a headache rack.

Bed Length: 8 feet, depending on model
Bed Width: 101 inches
Decking/Flooring: Marine-Tech Plywood
Warranty: 4-years

Options: Telescoping sides, super clamp upgrades, beavertail

Mission Trailer
(207) 861-9800

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