Understanding the Differences in ATVs and ATV Trailers

When people first get interested in ATVs and ATV trailers, they often don’t realize how many differences there are between models and attributes. This can be quite a shock! To help you understand the lingo a little better, we’ve put together this quick primer.

  • ATV stands for “all-terrain vehicle”. This may be a bit of a misnomer, as there are certainly some locations where ATVs are probably not suited to ride. Still, they can handle a lot of muddier environments that would make the heartiest truck blush with envy!
  • ATVs come in 3-, 4- and 6-wheel models. The 4-week models are often referred to as “quads” or “four-wheelers”.
  • Hunters in Canada and the United States were the first groups to really see ATVs for their utility purposes rather than purely for enjoyment.
  • Numerous manufacturers have gotten into the ATV scene, including Honda, Suzuki, Polaris, Kymco, Kowasaki and John Deere.
  • From 1987-1997, 3-wheel ATVs were banned because they were considered unstable. The ban has once again been proposed by representatives of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Like some car models, ATVs are created with both manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Today, there are sporty “racing” ATVs that are designed just to be raced in competitions. They are not meant for their usefulness, but rather for their ability to win races.
  • Because ATVs are built by so many companies and come in varying shapes and sizes, ATV trailers have been designed to accommodate these unique traits.
  • Sales of ATVs have continued to grow around Canada because the off-road vehicles are kept at a moderate price point and provide so much enjoyment.

Are you looking to invest in an ATV trailer for your ATV? Look no further than the experts at Reinhart Trailers where we know all about ATVs and how to protect them for the long – and short – haul.

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