Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet, koondawgman, orlandowiebe, Z-man65
60479 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77512
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41122
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32681
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30572
facebook
Forum Stats
60479 Members
45 Forums
476191 Topics
6246700 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5710215 - 04/21/15 01:02 PM Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew
BarneyWho Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2792
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Curious what trailer members here use for their Polaris Crew. I have a pipe top 12' that it barely fits on. Thinking of going to a 14' tandem, but the inspection has me leaning towards the single axle 14 footer as well as the ease of moving it around by hand in my yard. Anyone had issues towing with the single axle and wish they had the tandem?
_________________________

Top
#5710306 - 04/21/15 02:01 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
I prefer a 16' tandem to haul my Ranger around in. Even though it is overkill, I can use the trailer to haul other larger/longer things when needed. I want extra tires on the ground if or when I have a blowout.
_________________________


Top
#5710340 - 04/21/15 02:18 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41122
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Curious what trailer members here use for their Polaris Crew. I have a pipe top 12' that it barely fits on. Thinking of going to a 14' tandem, but the inspection has me leaning towards the single axle 14 footer as well as the ease of moving it around by hand in my yard. Anyone had issues towing with the single axle and wish they had the tandem?


Tandem is nice for the oh oops issues cause by texas summers. You can always ratchet an axle up and keep doing down the road.

But what ever you buy, note you will need new tires with in a year.

If you can find one with torsion axles I'd roll that way over spring

Top
#5710351 - 04/21/15 02:23 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
Bmnloader Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 295
Loc: DFW, Cisco
I think the inspection requirement only applies to the gross weight doesn't it?
_________________________
It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance.
Ronald Reagan

Top
#5710359 - 04/21/15 02:28 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BOBO the Clown]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6067
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
I purchased the single axle 14'. The extra length is not enough to carry anything beyond the Ranger crew except possibly a large cooler. The added length rear of the single axle is constantly dragging when crossing uneven ground. If I had it to do over I would go with a tandem axle and probably go with the 16' rather than 14'.

Top
#5710364 - 04/21/15 02:33 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1753
Loc: Houston, Texas
I use my Ranch King 12' tandem - it fits (barely) and that's all I needed. Would the extra room be nice? Sure! But, I bought it before I had the Polaris and was just glad it fit! Tandem is nice if you ever have a blowout!
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#5710415 - 04/21/15 03:29 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BOBO the Clown]
TxAg Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3254
Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Tandem is nice for the oh oops issues cause by texas summers. You can always ratchet an axle up and keep doing down the road.


This.

I judge trailer decisions based on how much weight I'm hauling. A 12' single axle will have a 3,500lb axle. Trailer itself probably weighs ~1,000lb give or take. That means your actual capacity is more like 2,500lb. Rule of thumb for trailers says load them at ~85% and you'll avoid problems (blown tires, etc). So, you're looking at 2,125 lbs realistically.

Polaris crew 800 weighs in at 1,500lbs dry. Wet weight is probably closer to 1,700 lbs. So, that means with a single-axle your now looking at 2,125 - 1,700=425 lb additional capacity. You can get away with a couple coolers, but you're not going to throw 1k lbs of feed on in addition to the Ranger. If you want to that better step up to a tandem.
I like my 12' single axle for most trips but every now and then I'll hook up the 16' tandem if it's a heavier load.

If I had a big UTV like a Ranger Crew I'd probably go with a 16'tandem. Sure is nice to be able to throw other stuff on the trailer.
_________________________
http://www.weaverbilt.com/
Custom Feeders and Fiberglass Blinds

Top
#5710416 - 04/21/15 03:30 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
SniperRAB Offline
GRAMPS!!!

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21146
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
14' has done me good, Like mentioned above..Plan on "real" tires being put on after you buy a new one...I like being able to move around by hand.


_________________________

Top
#5710462 - 04/21/15 04:19 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
bholt Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Georgetown,TX
I have a 2008 Ranger (non-crew) and have the same basic trailer as Sniper, except mine is angle iron instead of pipe rails. I have been using it all the time to haul my ranger and another good point is after I disconnect from the truck I find that I haul the trailer all the time with the ranger at home and the ranch it is much easier than a tandem axle would be and definatly easier than my 16' trailer. If you ever decide to get a bigger unit (ranger) a 12' single is easy to sell. A 14 is too big for most stuff and not big enough for other stuff. Just my thoughts.

Top
#5711174 - 04/22/15 07:48 AM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
BarneyWho Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2792
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Thanks for the advice. Think I'm going to stick with the single axle where I can pull it with the Ranger and move it around by hand at home.
_________________________

Top
#5714489 - 04/24/15 08:42 AM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
Rustler Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 3212
Loc: Carrollton/ Young, Blanco coun...
If you go with single axle be sure to buy a spare tire & wheel, carry a jack that will fit under the axle with a flat tire and a lug nut wrench that fits the trailer lug nuts.

Top
#5718230 - 04/27/15 11:23 AM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: SniperRAB]
Leonardo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4664
Loc: Wise County
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
14' has done me good, Like mentioned above..Plan on "real" tires being put on after you buy a new one...I like being able to move around by hand.





I have the exact same trailer and purchasing it was almost better than the Ranger itself. I have other trailers to do the heavy jobs but not being "over" trailered hauling it to the lease or west texas has been awesome. I think you would be happy with it.

Top
#5718336 - 04/27/15 12:49 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: Rustler]
BarneyWho Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2792
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: Rustler
If you go with single axle be sure to buy a spare tire & wheel


Wouldn't leave home without it.

Originally Posted By: Rustler
carry a jack that will fit under the axle with a flat tire and a lug nut wrench that fits the trailer lug nuts.


Those items stay in my truck 24/7. I've changed more tires for other people on the side of the road than I care to remember.


I'm sticking with the single axle trailer I have now. I'm in it way too cheap to go buy a tandem I know I'll end up hating.
_________________________

Top
#5718603 - 04/27/15 03:27 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: stxranchman]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23452
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I prefer a 16' tandem to haul my Ranger around in. Even though it is overkill, I can use the trailer to haul other larger/longer things when needed. I want extra tires on the ground if or when I have a blowout.


x2
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#5721918 - 04/29/15 01:02 PM Re: Trailer for Polaris Ranger Crew [Re: BarneyWho]
ijohnston Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1359
Loc: Allen, Tx
I love my 16ft. I can even fit a 4 wheeler on the back facing sideways which has saved me before.


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide