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Understanding Your Options When It Comes To Snowmobile Trailers 

The winter season is prime snowmobiling time for Canadians. That means you need a quality snowmobile trailer from Factory Outlet Trailers to ensure you’re winter-ready this season. But, finding the right snowmobile trailer can be difficult as many factors can influence which style of trailer will be best for you.

Next, we will walk you through some key factors to consider when purchasing a snowmobile trailer from Factory Outlet Trailers. Continue reading to find out more!

Open vs. Enclosed: Your First Choice

When purchasing or renting a snowmobile trailer, the first choice you need to make is whether you want an open or enclosed trailer. The most significant advantage of an open snowmobile trailer is that it tends to be the most affordable option and is easier to maneuver. However, open sled trailers do leave your snowmobile exposed during transportation. Even if you cover your sled with a tarp, there’s no guarantee that it won’t get damaged or dirty while being hauled. 

In comparison, enclosed snowmobile trailers offer greater protection for your sled. Moreover, they can even double as a storage unit for your gear or sled when not in use. However, that being said, enclosed snowmobile trailers often have a more significant price tag and can be trickier to maneuver, especially if you’re new to hauling trailers. 

Size Matters: Ensure Your Sled Fits

At Factory Outlet Trailers, one of the most common mistakes we see people make when it comes to snowmobile trailers is underestimating the size of the trailer they need. Suppose you decide that an enclosed trailer is the best option for you. In that case, you’ll need to be more mindful of the size, as an enclosed trailer will restrict your working space.

While you can get away with a not-so-perfect fit when it comes to open snowmobile trailers, Factory Outlet Trailers highly recommends that you take accurate measurements of your sled or sleds. That way, when you visit us at our Langley location, our expert team can help you find the perfect trailer for your snowmobile.

Trailer Loading: Tilt vs. Ramp

Finally, the last factor to consider is how you’d like to load your snowmobile onto your trailer. At Factory Outlet Trailers in Langley, we offer a variety of snowmobile trailers for tilt or ramp loading. 

Tilt trailers pitch downwards, bringing the back of the unit to the ground for ease of loading. While these trailers are more affordable, they can be challenging to load and unload if you’re a first-time owner or your snowmobile does not have reversing capabilities.

On the other hand, snowmobile trailers with a built-in ramp are the easiest and most efficient way to load your sled. However, often, they come with a more significant price tag. Depending on your budget and comfort level with loading and unloading your sled, a snowmobile trailer with a built-in ramp may be your top choice. 

Sport Decks: An Honourable Mention

Now, if an enclosed or open snowmobile trailer is still not the right choice for you, at Factory Outlet Trailers, we also offer a range of sport deck or sled deck options. Sport decks mount directly into the box of your truck, meaning you don’t have to worry about trailer insurance, bearings, or tires.

Sled decks also offer easier handling as they are not towed behind your vehicle. While the added weight of the sport deck and your snowmobile gives you more weight over your truck’s rear axle, improving handling on winter roads. The main drawback to sled decks is that they require specific box dimensions and take up valuable box space. However, they are cost-effective and a simple solution if a snowmobile trailer won’t work for you. 

Ready to Go Sledding? 

At Factory Outlet Trailers in Langley, we take pride in stocking over 900+ trailers from leading manufacturers. So, when you need a new snowmobile trailer for your next winter adventure, Factory Outlet Trailers has you covered!

Contact us today to learn more about our inventory of open and enclosed snowmobile trailers, sport decks, and other quality trailers.

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