If you do not already have a truck and trailer when you are buying an ATV, that can be a big part of the ATV buying experience. Buying a new ATV, truck and trailer is an expensive ordeal so it is important to make sure you plan ahead and that everything will fit. If you have a truck and and only one ATV, you may get away with hauling your ATV in the truck bed, but if you need a trailer, there is a lot to consider. First and foremost is what size trailer you need to buy.
The short answer is that you can fit many single ATVs in a 4 x 6 foot trailer, although a 5 x 8 foot trailer will fit any single ATV much more comfortably. For two ATVs, you will need at least a 6 X 12 trailer loading nose to tail or 6 X 10 foot if you can load side by side. You can also get away with a 6 X 10 trailer for most ATVs by loading one of them sideways and one normally. If you are getting into larger ATVs, bigger than 550cc I would say, you need to look at the dimensions to see if you are going to need something even bigger like a 7 X 12. For three or more ATVs, You are going to want to run your measurements, but will likely need at least something 16 feet long. You also need to take into account any large racks or other accessories you may have on your ATV, or potentially want to purchase later. Beyond those basics, there are a lot of considerations that should go into buying an ATV trailer and picking the right size trailer for you. A good place to begin your research after this article is to check out our extensive guides to ATV dimensions and ATV weight.