Snowmobiles might need to be transported to your chosen destination before you can glide through the snow. Trailers can be used to haul your sled and gear, but their maintenance and storage can become too taxing for frequent journeys. A snowmobile carrier is a great alternative with it’s truck bed-mountable feasibility. They can be installed permanently or attached through turnbuckles to be removed when not in use. A slide-out ramp makes it easy to load and unload your snowmobiles. Track glides on sled deck prevent abrasion from the snowmobile track and studs. You can easily overcome complex maneuvers with your loaded pickup truck compared to when you are hauling a trailer. You can also conveniently steer into and out of gas stations and park on mountain lanes while removing your sleds.
To quote the great Robert Frost, what had once been “a road not taken” with a trailer in tow, you can now explore in your deck-mounted truck, and some of the best ways to do so are discussed below.
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Aluma Snow Deck Snowmobile Carrier
Aluma Snow Deck Snowmobile Carrier is a suitable option for riders who want to haul their sleds on a pickup truck. It has an aluminum construction and features marine-grade plywood decking. A ramp makes it easy to load and unload snowmobiles. There are two ski tie-down bars for securing sleds. Aluma Snow Deck Snowmobile Carrier weighs 500lbs and comes with adjustable stringers, allowing it to be used with different truck models. It has a headache rack with lights, two tail lights, seven clearance lights, and back-up lights. The 5-year warranty enhances the value of this snowmobile carrier.
SilverLake Manufacturing Deluxe Model Sled Deck
Sled owners searching for snowmobile carriers will find SilverLake Manufacturing Deluxe Model Sled Deck to be a decent choice. It is a bobtail sled deck with expandable sides. The carrier features all-aluminum construction and comes with 1/2” AC marine plywood decking. It measures 8’ x 6½’ when retracted and 8’ x 8’4” when expanded and will fit short-bed and long-bed pickup trucks. Three tie-down points are present for transporting one or two sleds with this SilverLake Manufacturing Deluxe Model snowmobile carrier. An 11’ long telescopic ramp is provided for loading and unloading sleds, and it comes with plastic ski runners for optimizing traction. LED running lights, a 2-point plug, and a headache rack are standard on it. Various add-ons are also available for buyers.
Polaris Trailers All Aluminum Sport Deck
Polaris Trailers All Aluminum Sport Deck is an OEM snowmobile carrier. It is manufactured and sold by Polaris Trailers, which is owned by Polaris Industries. Riders can transport snowmobiles on a pickup truck with it. Polaris Trailers Sport Deck features all-aluminum construction for a sturdy build. The frame is complemented by the 5/8” Marine Tech plywood decking, making the snowmobile carrier durable. Its sliding leg system makes it suitable for most pickup truck sizes. A full-length slide track tie-down system allows owners to secure their sleds for safe transportation. The 10” telescoping ramp facilitates easy loading and unloading of snowmobiles, and the sliding sides system increases the deck width for carrying multiple large-sized snowmobiles. Recessed headlights are provided in the All Aluminum Sport Deck snowmobile carrier from Polaris Trailers.
ToyUp Industries Sled Deck
ToyUp Industries Sled Deck is a well-recommended snowmobile carrier. Designed and fabricated in the USA, it has been the first choice of many riders since the 90s. Its lightweight and user-friendly construction makes it easy to transport sleds safely. The 1×2 steel tubing frame with powder coat is not only sturdier but over 100lbs lighter as compared to aluminum snowmobile carriers on the market. There are six rows of SuperGlides on the Sled Deck and two on the ramp. Other features include LED lighting, Line-X decking, and a center mount. A one-piece ramp facilitates the loading and unloading of snowmobiles. ToyUp Industries Sled Deck snowmobile carrier is 98” wide and comes in Short Box (8’) and Long Box (9’) lengths. The ramp is 48” wide and can be 10’ or 11’ long. The deck weighs 430lbs, making it quite lightweight as compared to the competition.
Dura-Deck Truck Deck
Dura-Deck Truck Deck is a versatile option among snowmobile carriers. It allows individuals to transport their sleds in winter and motorcycles, UTVs, and quads during summer. The carrier has a sturdy aluminum frame with robust decking and is built for longevity. It is fastened to the deck using four turnbuckles without requiring any drilling. Sled owners can choose between Pro, Elite, and Platinum variants of the Dura-Deck snowmobile carrier. They all are powder-coated and feature caliber ski glides. There are two length options – Short Box with 7’8” length is suitable for 6’4″ – 6’6″ beds and Long Box that is 8’6” long and is designed for 8’ beds. Dura-Deck comes with sliding expandable sides, adjustable legs, a 10’ telescopic ramp, LED lights, quick ski clamps, and rear track tie-down points as standard. Buyers can optionally add electrical sliding sides, floodlights with remote, a Bluetooth speaker, and custom wraps to the Dura-Deck Truck Deck snowmobile carrier.
2017 SnoPro Trailers Snopro Sport Deck
The aluminum deck snowmobile carrier from SnoPro Trailers can accommodate multiple sleds to be hauled on your pickup truck. Get behind the wheel and go off the beaten path with an adventure-ready snowmobile waiting to hit the trail. The deck is 101″ x 102″ in dimensions, with a payload capacity of 2,000 lbs. It has a 4-Way Flat 12-volt power connection for accessory and light outlet.
1-XPLORE PRO II 8′ TRUCK DECK by Marlon Products
Marlon’s snowmobile carrier has aluminum decking equipped with super glides and super clamps to secure your sleds in place. Its durable infrastructure has the latest design for side extrusions that contain LED wiring and a safe grip to help you extend the sides. These side extrusions are lined with Super Trac and 4 tie-downs to attach items. LED bullet lights on the headache rack and under the carrier provide efficient lighting for nocturnal journeys. The loading bar is also embedded with LEDs to indicate running light, turn signals, braking, and reversing. A telescopic ramp allows quick adjustments for the required length and supports wider ski stances as well.
Sierra Sled Deck by Nash Truck Decks
Nash Truck Decks has a pioneering line of snowmobile carrier decks and trailers that are manufactured with state-of-the-art designs for reliable winter excursions. Sierra model has a plywood decking with TIG welded aluminum. Both sides are lined by Super Trac and there are 3 tie downs with 2 super clamps. The deck has embedded LED lights under it, operated by a toggle switch. LED marker lights are placed effectively for optimum illumination at night and during early twilights.
North Cascade Sled Decks
North Cascade’s series of snowmobile carrier decks are made to ensure customer satisfaction and product longevity for all journeys.
The company’s Diamond model has carbide glides and 3 tie-down hooks. You can load one sled without needing the side expansions on this carrier. Black powder coating wraps the side panels. Adjustable leg support allows you to install the deck at a height that is compatible with your 6.5′ or 8′ truck.
The Plywood model also supports a center load. The perimeter is lined with LED lighting and has an 11-foot ramp. You have the option to pay additional charges for vinyl graphics along the side panels.
TRUCKBOSS Expandable Deck
Accommodating 2 snowmobiles, this sled deck from Truckboss provides its flip extension feature to support longer tracks. Enclosed storage beneath the deck transports your gear while keeping it dry and safe, improving accessibility on the go. Lights and add-on fixtures like traction ladders and ramp grips enhance personalization at your definition of user-friendliness. The expandable deck has an easy, load-oriented expansion feature so you always find the right dimensions for balance. It is upheld by 4 telescopic support legs for even weight distribution. 2 amber clearance lights are located on the front, and 2 red LEDs are at the back. The deck is the only expandable model so far that stays flat, ready to be loaded at the IN position. An optional winch loading mechanism winds up and out to pull and lower the snowmobile using a rope. SMARTBOXX from the company is a functional cargo box that can slide under the mounted deck for optimized storage.