They say you can’t take it with you when you go, but Tex found a way…..
Because there will be times when we want to take both the RZR and the Jeep with us in our travels, we needed a trailer to tow behind the motorhome.
After doing A LOT of research, we finally purchased a flat bed trailer. We need this trailer so we can load the RZR and Jeep on it when we want to go somewhere with lots of dirt trails etc. and want to take the RZR with us. When we aren’t towing the RZR, it and the trailer will stay in Arizona at the RV park where we have a yearly lease. The RZR will be stored safely inside a shed that will be on our site, and the trailer will be next to it.
The trailer we purchased is a Triton aluminum trailer, model EHHD22, from Jet Chevrolet in Federal Way, WA. It is 102” wide by 22’ long. This model is for heavy-duty equipment and vehicles. It has an aluminum deck with built-in tie down channels. It has a rear-loading ramp with supporting legs for stable loading. It also has a locking aluminum diamond plate storage box that fits into the A-frame of the tongue. The trailer has several additional accessories such as upgraded aluminum wheels, a heavy-duty jack kit and a spare tire.
We also purchased an extra side loading ramp system from Triton so that we can load the RZR on the front of the trailer sideways. The RZR will sit sideways on the front and the Jeep will fit the normal way behind it.
Like I said earlier, we won’t be taking the RZR and trailer everywhere we travel. But we do plan to take it with us quite a bit when we are traveling in the SW part of the United States.
It took us a long time to decide on which type and size of trailer to buy. We really wanted an enclosed trailer but that would have required at least a 28’ trailer because both the RZR and Jeep would have had to fit in long ways and that was really too big and weighed too much. We need the Jeep to be able to tow the RZR on the trailer so we can take it from the RV to the trails. An enclosed trailer with the RZR in it would have been over the maximum tow rating for the Jeep so we quickly realized this wasn’t an option.
We also researched steel versus aluminum trailers. A steel trailer is much cheaper but it rusts very easily and weighs a lot more. The Jeep would not have been able to haul it with the RZR on it so that was an easy decision.
Tex also researched other brands of aluminum trailers. We ultimately chose Triton for one main reason. Triton has the integrated tie-down channels versus being welded in. This provides us more flexibility to move the RZR and Jeep around.
So now we are ready to travel!
Do you have any extra items that you carry with you? If so, what are they and how do you tow them?