How Wide is a Snowmobile Trailer?

Most snowmobile trailers are anywhere from 4 to 8 feet wide, with the average size being right around 7 feet. 

Narrower models will only be able to haul a single machine, while wider options can carry two or more, depending on how long it is. 

I’m Chaz, and I’m a huge snowmobile enthusiast. I love everything about these machines, and I have plenty of experience hauling them around in trailers. I’ve used many trailers over the years and have done some research to know various widths and sizes. 

This post will tell you how wide a snowmobile trailer is. I’ll give you some typical trailer widths and tell you what size you might be looking for. I’ll also highlight why trailers can’t really get over a certain width. 

Let’s get started. 

Initial Thoughts

Snowmobiles come in many different sizes, which means that you can get several different widths. Although nearly every single trailer you will find will be between 4 to 8 feet wide, you’ll want to make sure to get the proper size to meet your needs. 

Width is important to know, especially if you want to haul multiple machines simultaneously. You’ll need to secure them side-by-side, which means you need a trailer that’s wide enough to compensate for this. 

How Wide is the Average Snowmobile Trailer? 

Most of the snowmobile trailers you see on the road will be right around 7 feet wide. This is an ideal size to carry two sleds at the same time and gives enough width to allow you to get them in the trailer and secured without having any issues with the machines touching or rubbing. 

Trailers that can haul two snowmobiles are the most common models. These can be either open or covered, meaning that they will either be a basic trailer or will have a roof and walls that cover the sleds when they are trailered up. 

The average width for these two snowmobile trailers, whether covered or uncovered, is 7 feet. There are exceptions to this, of course, and you can always get a trailer that is under or over 7 feet wide if you need to. 

What is a Narrow Trailer Used For? 

A narrow trailer would be any model in the 4 to 6-foot wide ranger. These are typically used to haul a single snowmobile. If you only have one machine and want the most affordable trailer, narrower is usually cheaper.

A 4-foot trailer is wide enough to haul a single snowmobile, but that doesn’t give you much room for anything else. This might be too narrow if you want to store extra equipment or just need more space to tie down the sled. 

A 6-foot trailer is usually not wide enough to haul two sleds unless you get creative with loading them. This depends on the make and model of the machine, but most of them are wider than 3 feet, meaning they won’t fit side by side in a six-foot trailer.  

That’s why you rarely see a narrow trailer used to haul more than a single snowmobile. It’s possible with a 6-foot wide option, but 7-feet gives you a lot more room to work with to secure two machines side by side without any issues. 

What is a Wider Trailer Used For? 

Wider trailers are primarily used when you need to haul multiple sleds. But they can also allow you to bring along extra gear and equipment because there is more space. If you want to bring two sleds simultaneously, you need a wide trailer. 

When you need to haul four snowmobiles at a time, you will want a trailer that is 7 or 8 feet wide and 20 or more feet in length. This gives you enough room to haul two sets of two snowmobiles, side by side. 

A wider trailer is anything over 7 feet. Most models won’t be over 8 feet wide, and I’ll explain why in the next section. A wider trailer will be a better option if you need extra room to safely transport your snowmobiles. 

Width Limits

Even if you wanted to get an extra-wide trailer, you typically can’t find any over 8.5 feet wide. And even if you did find one that was longer than 8.5 feet, it likely wouldn’t be legal to drive on most roads. 

A lane on a standard road is a certain width. There are legal limits to how wide vehicles and trailers can be to ensure there is always room for other drivers to navigate the other lanes. That’s why trailers can’t be built over 8.5 feet. 

I’m sure you have seen those “Wide Load” big rigs driving down the road from time to time. That’s an exception to the road width rule, but trust me, you don’t want to drive an extra-wide trailer for an extended length of time.

Conclusion 

Snowmobile trailers are between 4 to 8 feet wide. Narrower trailers are suitable for single machines, and wider models can be used to haul multiple sleds at the same time. You won’t find a snowmobile trailer over 8.5 feet wide because of road rules and regulations. 

A 7 or 8 foot trailer will cover the needs of most riders out there. You might need to consider length more than the width if you are trying to haul more than two sleds at a time.       

About Chaz Wyland
I’m a snowmobile fanatic. I live for riding and am out on the trails or backcountry as often as possible during the winter months. I was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains and have snowmobiled in dozens of North American locations. When the snow is falling, you’ll find me on a sled.

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