What size trailer? 2012 Polaris 500 Ranger Crew.

Mr Drysdale

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Mar 24, 2013
I am looking at the possibility of purchasing a 2012 Polaris 500 Ranger Crew. I currently have a 5’ x 8’ trailer for my four wheeler and know the Polaris will not start to fit on it. Question is do I need a 6’ x 10’ or 6’ x 12’ with a fold up gate? I don’t want too much as I have an 18’ for the big stuff.
Thanks in advance.


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Nov 30, 2014
I'm a huge fan of dual axles. Flat tire, you can drive it to a better spot to fix the flat, bring a couple boards an you can drive the good tire on the boards and change the flat tire without jacking it up. They ride a whole lot nicer too.


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Nov 3, 2011
Bitterroot Valley, MT.
Only putting in what experience I do have here. I had a 2008 Polaris ranger crew cab and mine fit on a 5 x 8 trailer. It was tight but it worked. Keep in mind you only need the tires on and if the body hangs off a little you should be fine. What I really liked about that size trailer was once I unloaded the Ranger I could pull that trailer behind the Ranger for many other purposes.
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Mar 28, 2016
Gypsum, Co
I've always liked enough room on my trailers to place a tool box on it once the machine was loaded.

So that adds another 2-3' of trailer but it sure is nice to be able to store and lock some things up in the box.

dustin ray

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Oct 23, 2011
Alta Loma CA
This one is a 6x10 it is a little tight but it tows good i bought it a ritchie bros auction for $1200 iv but over 10k miles on it the ramps that came on it there to long and are off in this pic iv cut then down to 2'


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Jul 8, 2015
As much as I pull trailers I would NEVER have a dual Axel trailer to just pull a little buggy around. Dual axel trailers are meant for towing things that weight over a couple thousand pounds.

2X the bearing failure
2X the tires
2X the rims
Shackles wear out
Toll roads cost more
Cost more to get a tag for them in some states
Cost more for the trailer up front

I would recommend going with a single Axel drop gate trailer 6X12 from lowes or home depot and grab you a spare tire from the tractor supply (Rim and all for 75$). They last forever and as long as you keep the axles greased and your castles tightened you should be good for a VERY long time.

You could take the money you save and get you a couple spare tires a cordeless impact gun and one of these vvv as well...they are worth it.

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Jun 22, 2014
nw oregon
I just ordered a 6.5'x14' for a ranger but I wanted room for 2 coolers on the floor or a lockable box also. this is not a crew version.


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Nov 30, 2014
Bearings last dang near forever if you keep them greased on any axle.
Because of the weight distribution tires last twice as long on a dual axle, plus the smooth ride.
The tongue weight kept off the truck with a dual axle takes a considerable amount of wear and tear of a vehicle that's likely 20x more expensive than the trailer.
Only rims I've ever seen wrecked on a trailer were on single axle rigs getting drug down the road to a safe place to change a flat.
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Team Kabob

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May 9, 2014
I have a Doolittle 6610 (66”x10ft)smallest I could get for my ranger 900. Can put a 120qt cooler behind it on the deck and go. This trailer gets used 10x More than both 16ft tandem trailers. My jack pins up flat with the c channel frame if ground clearance is a issue.

you should have no issue selling your current trailer and getting one a little bigger.