While a lot of snowmobilers are able to ride their vehicle directly from their home, many must transport their vehicle to another location. There are 4 mains ways to transport a snowmobile, here they are:
1. In the bed of a pickup truck
It's fairly easy to load the snowmobile in the pickup and to drive and park the truck on at destination.
2. In a sled deck in a pickup truck
Just as easy to load, this option also allows you to transport up to 2 snowmobiles at the same time.
3. Enclosed trailer
The easiest method to transport a snowmobile. You can also use your trailer to transporting other machines like lawn mowers or all terrain vehicles; or even to work on your sled and get dressed before going on your ride.
4. Open trailer
Less expensive than an eclosed trailer, this options allow to haul multiple snowmobiles at once and is also easy to load and unload.
There are also helpful accessories to help with transportation. Ski-doo's Heavy-Duty Ratchet Tie-Downs can be used to secure the rear of the sled, or the sled in a pick-up box. One of our "ROC" ride-on-covers allows you to load and unload the machine with the cover installed to protect the hood and internals from the elements. Ski glides and traction pads can make the process of loading and unloading easier and reduce damage to the deck and ramp surfaces. All of these handy accessories for trailering can be found in the ski-doo accessory catalog, from your local ski-doo dealer or here at the ski-doo website.
Upon arriving at your destination, the sled can unloaded by removing the locking device on the skis, releasing the parking brake, and driving the machine off the trailer. Some trailers allow you to drive forward off the deck, some like a tilt trailer will require you to drive or slide the machine off the back of the trailer. The process of loading and unloading sleds is quite easy and becomes second nature, typically only requiring a few minutes per machine.