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The snowmobile trailer must meet safety requirements for lights, hitching, coupling, and safety chains. A solid ball with lock washer and nut is often considered legal as well. Also consider these important features.

  • Use a snowmobile trailer with a tilt bed for ease in loading and unloading.
  • Make sure the towing vehicle has a heavy-duty flasher and rearview mirrors, inside and outside.
  • Know your trailer’s weight capacity rating, and don’t exceed it.
  • Avoid rope or rubber tie-downs since they are frayed easily by metal edges and any stretching may allow movement.
Coupler with safety chains

The towing hitch must be appropriate for the loaded trailer.

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