For transporting your snowmobile, use a trailer especially designed for transporting snowmobiles. There are 2-capacity tilt-bed trailers, 2-, 4- or higher capacity flat bed open trailers, and 2, 4, or higher capacity enclosed trailers. The tilt-bed trailers may be equipped with a winch system to assist with the loading of your snowmobile. Open flat bed trailers will come equipped with folding or self-storing ramps that allow snowmobiles to be driven on the trailer from the rear for loading and off the trailer in the front for unloading. Enclosed trailers will have doors in the front and rear that fold down to serve as loading and unloading ramps. Be sure you have all the proper equipment to attach your trailer to your vehicle, including safety chains, the proper size hitch ball, and the proper electrical connections with lights that are in working condition. Check the weight limit of your trailer, the amount of required tire pressure, and your vehicle’s towing capacity before you start.
BEFORE loading the snowmobile, always double check to ensure that the trailer is properly secured to your vehicle’s hitch. This will prevent the trailer from popping up off the hitch when the snowmobile is driven onto the trailer bed, particularly with 2-place trailers.
When securing your snowmobile, avoid using rope or rubber for these can easily fray or break. After securing the snowmobile, check to be certain the trailers brakes (if the trailer is equipped with brakes), turn indicator, and clearance lights all work. After the re-check, always cover your snowmobile, if on an open trailer, to protect it while towing.