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Never towed before and looking to buy a 4 seater side by side sometime in the near future. Is it ...


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Old 06-11-2018, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Never towed before and looking to buy a 4 seater side by side sometime in the near future. Is it recommended to get a WD or sway control with the loads I'll be pulling? For reference, a Polaris RZR XP 4 is about 1600lbs dry.




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No you donít need a WD hitch. Load it on your trailer properly and your golden.

Pick up an adjustable aluminum hitch on amazon and your set. 6Ē drop should give you all the adjustment you need.


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That's too light (trailer included) to worry about a WD hitch. You'll have no problems at all. I frequently tow a TJ Wrangler on a flatbed trailer with no WD. I only use my WD for my camper which is 6-7,000 pounds. The TJ tows great.

I'm a Gen 1, but still, close enough. You'll be golden. All you need is a basic trailer big enough for the RZR. Trailer brakes would be a plus, but you'll be ok without them at that weight.


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Thanks guys. I do intend on getting a trailer with brakes. Chances are anytime I'm trailering the RZR (or whatever I decide to get) I'll also have a truck full of people and some cargo in the bed.
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Thanks guys. I do intend on getting a trailer with brakes. Chances are anytime I'm trailering the RZR (or whatever I decide to get) I'll also have a truck full of people and some cargo in the bed.
Dude. You donít need brakes on a trailer that light. Legally depends on the state but most have a 3500lb trailer weight for brakes. Itís just added cost and complication.
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I tow an xp4 on a14 foot trailer using a 6 inch adjustable Curt channel hitch. So light a wd is not needed. Tows like nothing is back there. Much difference experience than when I was towing the same load with my Jeep Rubicon.
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I have about 10k miles towing a 7x14 (~5500 lb loaded) dual axle with my 17 gen 2 including a cross country trip towing 3 superbikes and luggage, generator, tools etc.

Add-a-leaf in the back and it tows like trailer isn't even there. LOVE the pro trailer backup assist. A great tow car contrary to what the peanut gallery says.

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I have about 10k miles towing a 7x14 (~5500 lb loaded) dual axle with my 17 gen 2 including a cross country trip towing 3 superbikes and luggage, generator, tools etc.

Add-a-leaf in the back and it tows like trailer isn't even there. LOVE the pro trailer backup assist. A great tow car contrary to what the peanut gallery says.

I have been to that track south of Houston!
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Tremendous picture.... Raptor will have no problem towing your toys. They just dont like tongue heavy trailers/loads.
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Just did 1000 miles moving someone with trailer loaded to the brim. Raptor did the job like the trailer wasn't even there. Don't let the peanut gallery fool you, with a little bit of work (add a leaf or bump stop kit for the rear) the raptor makes an excellent tow vehicle. I have over 10k miles towing out of 30k miles total on the truck.

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