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Old 02-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anybody hauled a teryx on a trailer SIDEWAYS?

So I have debated making runners on the front of my car trailer to drive my teryx up on the front of the trailer when I want to haul it and the ranger.But after doing some measuring I am worried about getting in trouble with the DOT man for it being over width..
So what do you guys say? has anyone done it??
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There were a couple guys doing it at KOH.
What is the length of the Teryx?
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my guesstimating with the tape measure says right at 10 feet from front bumper to tailgate. (didnt have anybody to hold the other end of the tape measure)
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe the widest you can be is 8ft. We haul rzrs like this but tried it with my rex and it was way to long
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Widest is 102"

I haul my Teryx sideways, but I have a bobbed bed so it is 108". Close enough.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i don't actually know the law on the width of things you carry, but I have put some giant stuff on a truck before

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Widest is 102"
Correct 102" (8 1/2 feet) is max legal width on the road. http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/publ...ndex.htm#width
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bringing this back to the top........

think an extra 5" to each side would attract too much attention? I'm looking at a Rhino and it's suppose to be 112" long at it's longest point.

just don't want to add a "red flag" to my setup while we're going down the road.
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bringing this back to the top........

think an extra 5" to each side would attract too much attention? I'm looking at a Rhino and it's suppose to be 112" long at it's longest point.

just don't want to add a "red flag" to my setup while we're going down the road.
Depends on the state law, not federal. In some states, trailers are 8' max width (96") not 8.5' max (102") either way 112" is just asking for a citation (god forbid you ever try to make it through one of those 9' wide toll booth lanes) Here's the law by state:
http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

Did some basic trig for you to see how much slope you'd need to "shorten" a 112" wheelbase vehicle to make it fit sideways and still be safe/legal....

112" length (hypotenuse) on a 25 degree slope works out to a 101.5" wide (base) right triangle, so you'd be just barely legal in most states, you'd just have to weld up a sideways wedge platform/ramp for your trailer. For a visual idea on how that would look, the Teryx is listed as having a 75.8" wheelbase, so if the fronts tires are 3' higher off the ground than the rears that works out to just over 28 degrees. A 31 degree ramp would actually get your overall under 8' wide. Might look stupid as all hell, but you'd be 50 state legal on width so they can't really ding you on that. I think most side by sides can safely handle climbing a 31 degree incline, so it's a plausible workaround. Cops look for stupid shit, so if you go this route, try to make the ramp look professionally fabricated (safe) vs. some stupid shit like stacking 4 1/2 cinderblocks under the front tires to make it fit sideways on your trailer.

Just in case you suck at math but still want to build this wedge contraption, here's an easy right triangle trig calculator for figuring out the necessary heights, widths, and angles:http://www.pagetutor.com/trigcalc/trig.html

or... you could just buy a longer trailer.
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Depends on the state law, not federal. In some states, trailers are 8' max width (96") not 8.5' max (102") either way 112" is just asking for a citation (god forbid you ever try to make it through one of those 9' wide toll booth lanes) Here's the law by state:
http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

Did some basic trig for you to see how much slope you'd need to "shorten" a 112" wheelbase vehicle to make it fit sideways and still be safe/legal....

112" length (hypotenuse) on a 25 degree slope works out to a 101.5" wide (base) right triangle, so you'd be just barely legal in most states, you'd just have to weld up a sideways wedge platform/ramp for your trailer. For a visual idea on how that would look, the Teryx is listed as having a 75.8" wheelbase, so if the fronts tires are 3' higher off the ground than the rears that works out to just over 28 degrees. A 31 degree ramp would actually get your overall under 8' wide. Might look stupid as all hell, but you'd be 50 state legal on width so they can't really ding you on that. I think most side by sides can safely handle climbing a 31 degree incline, so it's a plausible workaround. Cops look for stupid shit, so if you go this route, try to make the ramp look professionally fabricated (safe) vs. some stupid shit like stacking 4 1/2 cinderblocks under the front tires to make it fit sideways on your trailer.

Just in case you suck at math but still want to build this wedge contraption, here's an easy right triangle trig calculator for figuring out the necessary heights, widths, and angles:http://www.pagetutor.com/trigcalc/trig.html

or... you could just buy a longer trailer.

we are actually thinking about adding on to the trailer, but not sure at this point. your ramp idea isn't bad other than it won't work with my setup since I would have to dismount the ramp every time (it would be in the way of the camper). thanks though
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dont know what the length diference is but here is two RZR,s sideways on a trailer and it lookd fine.
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