3 Reasons To Consider An Aluminum Trailer For Your UTV

3 Reasons To Consider An Aluminum Trailer For Your UTV

26 January 2022
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UTVs can be excellent transportation, recreation, and even work options, but that doesn't mean you don't need to move them from place to place occasionally. Since these vehicles aren't road legal in many states, the best option for overland transportation is usually a trailer. However, it's critical to take the time to select the right trailer for your specific needs.

While there are many trailer options and features, you'll often want to start by selecting your preferred material for the frame and deck. All-aluminum trailers are one of the pricier options available, but these three reasons may convince you that they're worth the added cost.

1. Low Maintenance

Aluminum is a generally low-maintenance material when compared to steel. Typical steel trailers use a steel frame with a wood deck, but these materials will require periodic attention. For example, wood decks can rot when exposed to the elements unless they're occasionally cleaned and refinished. Loading and unloading your UTV can potentially damage the wood deck and speed up this process.

On the other hand, an all-aluminum trailer does not require refinishing or surface maintenance. The frame and deck should last for many years, and aluminum can withstand even long-term exposure to the elements. For these reasons, aluminum trailers are often a good choice if you plan to store your trailer outside.

2. Weight

Aluminum is a lighter material than both wood and steel. For hauling a UTV, this lighter weight offers several notable advantages. Since UTV trailers are relatively small compared to other equipment trailers, the total weight of an aluminum option may be relatively low. Combined with the low weight of many UTVs, this advantage can allow you to haul your machine with a much less powerful tow vehicle.

The low weight of aluminum trailers can also make working with your trailer much more convenient. If you purchase an aluminum trailer with a wheeled trailer jack, you'll likely be able to pull it by hand without a tow vehicle. This convenience can make it much easier to move the trailer from your driveway or pull it out of storage when needed.

3. Lower Environmental Impact

Aluminum is a highly recyclable material, making it an excellent option if you're concerned about long-term environmental impact or the overall energy usage necessary to extract the materials used in constructing your trailer. While end-of-life concerns may be far away when buying a new trailer, it's worth thinking about how its materials can be recycled even after its service ends.

Ultimately, all-aluminum trailers offer numerous benefits over steel or aluminum trailers with wood decks. If you're willing to pay the marginally higher price, you can enjoy the advantages of owning a durable, low-weight, and environmentally-friendly UTV trailer. 

Contact a local UTV trailer dealer to learn about your options.