The best thing you can do is to get a set of ski guides for each side of your trailer,this will stop your carbides from digging into the deck and make for easy on easy off loading.
Also if you can get an old track,cut it in half and put it on each side for traction and to keep your studs from digging up the decking.They also sell track mats and other products for this.Hope this helps answer your question.
the track idea is a good one I put some on mine. rcpilot1, you have get the right momentum to go up the trailer without slamming into the front, or not enough and getting half way it takes a bit to get used to, pratice makes perfect
What i have used in the past is plastic wwod for ski guides, but the heat will stretch it therefore it looks like @#[email protected] I have also used cedar 2"x4" and cut a "v" notch down the middle that works really good. As far as the track i found that using used conveyor belt works the best(you can fing it at any gravel pit), or if your a farmer how about some old round baller belting.
If you look at the bottom of the page, website, www.paddlegrabber.com or Pence website, you will see the paddlegrabbers, and ski-guides. I have tried just about every type out there, and believe when I say this is the best system I have purchased. Well worth the investment. With the Paddlegrabber system you will save your hard earned money by not replacing the treated wood for your trailer. 5/8" treated plywood in my area is $38.00 for a 4'x8' sheet x 3 = $114.00. You will get your investment back the first year or two. Call and ask for Dan. (418) 920-0124.
I got an old track and screwed it down where the sled track will be. Then I got an old truck bed liner from a junkyard and cut it into strips and srewed them down. Works great and the most expensive thing was the stainless screws.
I dont think that throwing snow on the trailer is necessary. That can make the experience worse. Reverse is good. Everybody talks about ski guides but I dont have a particular need for them. The paddlegrabbers work very well. Just make sure you dont jump it over the trailer I have seen that done. I saw a couple of guys make a jump in a parking lot one night outta of a tilt bed trailer. They were jumping there buddys truck bed. Nice right?
Go to your local junk yard get a bedliner(long bed) cut into 7" wide strips with a center grove. Can do two trailers for about $20.00, plus the old track works great. PS. use a skillsaw for the cutting, put the blade on backwards less chipping and black dust.
When I have to load my sled solo,I put a boat anchor at the back of the deck to keep it down.I bought the ski guides and traction mats from the snow show for 130$.Now if I could just buy an enclosed 4 place with drive on/off capabilities.It aint in the budget.Oh no,I sound like a redneck.
Well worth the money, however you rig up the power lift. Mine are springs we bought from the dealer $50CAN, can put both sleds on, and its still tipped up. A little push on the front, and down it goes.
Combined with the ski guides and trac mats, its slick as (well you know). I bought the ski guides, but the truck bedliner tip is a good one.
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