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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trailer for Teryx4

I recently bought a 2018 Teryx4 and borrowed a friends trailer to pick it up. Now it’s time for me to buy my own so I was hoping to get some insight from you other owners as to what I need. I have researched enough to think I want to buy a 12 foot trailer so that I don’t have to back the machine in.

Do you guys go tandem axle or single?

Did you go ahead and spring for trailer breaks as well?

I’ll be pulling it with a F150 with a 5 liter V8 if that matters in the equation/recommendation.

I’ll probably be pulling it in West Texas and the mountains of New Mexico for some additional context.

Thanks in advance for any info you can help me with!
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A 12 foot single axle should suit you just fine. I don't think you need a double axle. A Teryx, even one with lots of options on it, is still going to be less than 2000# and most rules I have seen is if your total package is less than 3500# (including the trailer itself) you don't need brakes.

Where I am, if you have a double axle, or if you have any trailer that is equipped with brakes, you have to have an annual inspection, but that varies from state to state.

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Trailer for Teryx4

I pull my T4 with Silverado 1500 5.3 using a 6x10 steel trailer with a wooden floor. You canít really tell itís back there until I get into the mountains. Still pulls good through the mountains. I watch the trans temp and it never gets high. It pulls it just fine and stops it just fine. No trailer brakes. Now with my Tacoma I had, it pulled great, just didnít stop good. I think youíll be fine. Youíll be good with a 12 foot single axle.


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bought mine used off a buddy.....7x14 tandem with brakes

had to refurb it....new LED lamps & pigtail....4 new tires/wheels

Restore on floor for no slip finish..2x6 pine floor..Teryx4 fits perfect

pull with my ole 2500HD Chevy crew 6.0L gasser

I like the 14'....leaves space around machine for other stuff

along with ease of load/unload.....I really want a tandem enclosed trailer

ramps have trays underneath to store...just lazy & throw on floor


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This is my aluminum 7X12 trailer. Works fine and is easier to push around than a steel trailer and I am not getting any younger! I pull it with my 2015 Frontier and it does fine!!!
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 05:44 AM
 
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I highly recommend a 12' long trailer at minimum. This just gives you a little extra room for a Teryx and you don't have to worry about backing it on or anything. This also allows some room in either the front or rear to put coolers, gas cans, camping gear, etc.... A single axle is plenty and actually a little easier to haul and move around. The only reason I would tandem axle is if you wanted to haul something bigger or heavier also. Trailer brakes on a single axle are not a bad idea, but not very common either. If you had a fullsize vehicle to tow it with there doesn't seem to be an issue but if you used a smaller size SUV or compact truck I would consider brakes on the trailer.
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I worried about a 7' wide trailer when I bought one, but 7x12 turns out to be perfect. A single axle is fine if you have a spare and 7' allows you to see it well in the mirrors
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I use a 6 x 12. The deck is plenty wide for the Teryx unless you went with portals or long travel, and the nice thing is that the overall trailer width is pretty close to the same as a fullsize truck in regards to manuevering around parking lots and such. The downside of the 6' wide deck trailer is a lot have siderails and they can kinda' make it harder to get in and out as you have to climb over them. However I will say that a 7' wide trailer isn't that tough to get around either.
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6 foot wide is plenty. Iím running 1.5Ē wheel spacers with 0 offset 8 inch wide wheels and mine fits fine


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I bought a 7'X12' Dual Axel Big Bubba trailer. I wanted one that would fit in my garage.
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I use a 16 foot tandem axle bc I already had it if I were to buy one I'd at least get a 12 footer tandem if you can afford it with a brake would be even better. Get one with either a ramp or a dovetail would be nice.
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I use a 12’x72” open trailer with 16” solid sides around. Fold down ramp in the back and a 3500lb axle. Plenty of trailer for a Teryx.... Id recommend 72” width so you have room when getting in/out of the machine on the trailer.... Trailer brakes are nice, but you won’t need them for the SxS.... I pull the SxS on that with a 1996 F150 4.9L and it handles it no problem.... With my 2018 F150 5.0 you don’t even know it’s back there!!
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While I use the above mentioned 6 x 12 single axle most of the time, I also own a pretty heavy 18' tandem 9k rated open deck car hauler. That trailer itself weighs 2,500 lbs. empty and is the max legal 102" wide. The 6 x 12 is just much more convenient and easier to pull. The 6 x 12 also has the drop down tailgate which is much quicker and easier then pulling out the two individual ramps on the 18' trailer.
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I purchased a 7x16 enclosed tandem axel with a 7’6 interior height to accommodate the lift on my Teryx 4 , also can use it to keep it protected. It toes like a dream. I pull it with a 16 ram 1500 4 door with 5.7.
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I purchased a 7x16 enclosed tandem axel with a 7í6 interior height to accommodate the lift on my Teryx 4 , also can use it to keep it protected. It toes like a dream. I pull it with a 16 ram 1500 4 door with 5.7.

nice.........that's what I want !!


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I’ve got a single axle 6x12 w/o brakes. I tow it with a 2015 GMC Canyon. Never had a problem getting it to stop in a hurry
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Thanks for all of the input guys! I think I'm going to go for a single axle 6x12. Now to see if I can find a deal on a used one...
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Thanks for all of the input guys! I think I'm going to go for a single axle 6x12. Now to see if I can find a deal on a used one...
Craigslist is a good option and if you have a Tractor Supply in town they have steel trailers in the proper size and they come on sale a lot for around a grand... Just information. Good luck.

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post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Home Depot, of all places, sells a Karavan 6'x12' ramp trailer with wood floor, tongue jack and folding sides and front for $1499. As a bonus, it's built in Minnesota!
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Those karavan trailers sell out the day they come in here. It's quite popular... My HD only seems to bring in the 8 footers and 10 footers though.

I have a 5'x10' PJ trailer, steel flooring, drop down drive on gate. My teryx fits perfectly in it. The spare tire carrier prevents the gate from locking shut, so I ratchet straps them up against the spare.

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I've looked at a ton of classified ads that have single axel trailers for sale. These single axel trailers don't hold up well with off road use with a heavier machine (4 seaters). Also, dual axel trailers typically pull better. Just my two cents. : )
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Keep in mind that not all trailers are created equally. My dad purchased a 6 x 12 last year and we spent a lot of time looking at different brands. We looked at the local TSC trailers and they seemed cheaply built when you started looking at the steel thickness, weld quality, paint, etc... especially when you look underneath them. For a couple hundred dollars more he got a Sure-Trac brand that looks to be a much better build quality and is powder coated.
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i pull my t4 with a 16 foot car hauler loaded down with a honda foreman as well. we will soon throw a friends rancher 420 in the 1500 chevy and load it all down. it is a 4.8 truck with 250k on it and pulls just fine and stops decent. it does have trailer brakes but we dont have a break controller on my truck so it is like we have none.just be careful when pulling. it is a bit of weight but like pulling with anything leave yourself a car length or 2 extra and dont act like a fool on the road. you have to stop something that will be pushing 1600 extra pounds or so when you go to slow down plus the trailer. ours that we use is just a steel car hauler. with wood floors.
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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 09:07 AM
 
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dont get a single axle. go for the dual. they pull so much better and are so much easier to back.
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I got a Triple Crown 6x12 to tow my T4. I wouldn't get a 6x10.

My BMW X3 x-drive doesn't even know I'm towing it.
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