How to Use ATV Haulers

How to Use ATV Haulers
If you want to move your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) across a long distance, you will probably need an ATV hauler to do so. Although you don't necessarily need a hauler made specifically for ATVs, using one will make the transport safer for both you and your ATV. How you use your ATV hauler depends on the weight and number of ATVs you are moving.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • ATV hauler Tie-down straps
  • ATV hauler
  • Tie-down straps
 
Step 1
Decide how many ATVs you are hauling. Depending on the size of your hauler, you may be limited in how much you can tow at once.
Step 2
Make sure you have a properly installed hitch with a weight class exceeding your tow weight. Your towing vehicle should also have a curb weight exceeding the hitch weight class.
Step 3
Decide how you want to load the ATV(s). You could wheel them in front to back, or put them in sideways to fit more in. Some ATVs are also capable of being stacked on one another.
Step 4
Wheel the ATVs in one by one. Place tie-down straps around the wheels/axles in the front and back and secure them to a nearby bracket at the floorboard's edges.
Step 5
Secure the ball clasp to your hitch ball and make sure the locking pin is in place.
Step 6
Drive carefully, being mindful of the extra weight behind you. Keep a distance from vehicles in front of you and allow a lot of room to brake.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Do not exceed any maximum weight limits for either the ATV hauler, hitch or your car. This could greatly decrease handling and/or lead to a crash.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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