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Unread 03-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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ATV Tie Down on trailer

Hey guys,

My buddy just purchased a Polaris Magnum 500 and will be taking it out to his cabin within the next couple months... He and I have already determined that it wont fit into the back of his Ranger.. Because he is going to move it out to the cabin and leave it there he and I are going to rent a 5x8 or 5x9 U-Haul trailer.

Can you show me some pics of how you would tie the ATV to the trailer?

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Unread 03-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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I've tied an atv down in the back of my truck; I imagine it would be similar in a small trailer. I put one on each handlebar, and one around the rear grab handle. Crank them down and you should be fine. I compressed the suspension about half way.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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Your problem is that it won't fit between the wheelhouses on the bed. It is generally not to big for the bed because they are all less than 48" wide and 7' long. At 698 pounds, you can't pick it up and set it like a toy truck on top of the wheel houses but if you could, it would fit. Am I right or am I right?

And, the ranger will handle 698 in the bed.

So, why don't you just consider block and tackle to drop it in there. I have a couple of these:

And, if you have a tree, you can drop it in there or take it out. You just make a basket lift with ratchet straps which you then use to tie it down (although when it is sitting in the bed all cockeyed, you won't need to tie it down.

PS, if there are no trees with branches where you are going, every barn and commercial garage near the cabin will have an overhead beam that will easily handle the 700 pounds.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Put on trailer' strap in the front and one in the back tighten it down and put in gear it wont go anywhere
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Unread 03-23-2012, 01:46 AM   #5
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Just ride it in to the bed, then anchor the front to the front corner tie downs. Then tie down the rear to the hitch. My buddy put my suzuki king quad 700 in his Mazda b2300 all the time. Worked out just fine.
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