12 Awesome DIY ATV Rack Ideas (How to guide included)

Looking for some awesome ATV rack ideas? Even though most quads are equipped with standard racks straight from the factory, you can take things to the next level and customize them. Whether you love taking your ATV trail riding or use it daily on the farm, building a rack will make your life much easier.

In general, people mount ATV racks because they want to increase the number of items they can carry with the four-wheeler. Mounting ATV racks is not complicated and anyone can do it from the comfort of their own garage as long as they pay attention to safety. The great thing about ATV racks is the fact that you can modify them for your specific needs. For example, there are some cool ATV rack ideas that are designed to help ATV riders bring their dogs along for the ride. I searched the web for the best ATV rack ideas and will present them below.

Make sure to stick around for the end because I am going to show you a quick guide on how to make a custom ATV rack.

ATV Rack Ideas

If you love spending your free time off-road but are sad that you can’t bring your dog with you, I have some amazing news to share with you. There are many awesome back carriers that can be modified to carry dogs, and I will share with you the top 3 best ones.

Back Carriers for Dogs

two big docks sitting on an ATV

Even if the two dogs featured in the picture above might not seem the happiest puppers, I assure you this is not the case. They love sitting in the DIY ATV basket and going on off-road adventures. Just think about how happy dogs get when they can put their heads out the window of a moving car. Now multiply that by 100, and it’s exactly how much the dogs will love riding in an ATV rack.

A safety ATV rack holding three happy dogs

I wonder why the third dog (the right side of the photo) might be upset. Did the ATV owner hit too many bumps in the road?

2 black dogs sitting in an ATV rack

As these pictures show us, dogs love ATV racks and there is no doubt about that. However, it’s important to highlight that you need to ride slower than usual when carrying dogs in your rack. You don’t want them to fall off and get hurt.

Homemade ATV Racks

If you are handy with the tools, chances are that you will be able to make your own homemade ATV rack in no time. I hope the pictures below can give you some inspiration so that you can started on your DIY ATV rack.

homemade ATV Rack

cool ATV Rack

custom ATV Rack

As you can see the pictures featured above, there are many amazing homemade ATV accessories that you can build. If adding more storage to your ATV is what you are interested for, then you might want to check out my review for the best ATVs for camping.

How Do You Make an ATV Rack?

Even though making your own ATV rack might sound like a difficult job, I assure you that this is not the case. You just need to have a couple of regular tools and be willing to modify your quad. Check out this YouTube guide made by “2brothersadventures’ that explains in detail how you can build your own ATV rack from scratch. The YouTube guide does a great job of showing how to mount the rack on a four-wheeler in no time.

Final Thoughts

I think it’s safe to say that ATV racks are useful. They make it possible to bring lots of extra items for the ride. For example, you will have extra room to carry gear when going on a fishing or hunting trip. To make things even better, you can build a DIY ATV rack or basket to make room for your four-legged friends. You just need to make sure that you ride the ATV slower so that they don’t fall off when you hit a bump.

Bob Kelly

Hey there, my name is Bob and I've been riding ATVs, dirt bikes, and UTVs for most of my life. Going on outdoor adventures has always been my passion. I love sharing tips and tricks with beginners who are getting ready to join the world of outdoor enthusiasts. You can reach me at bobtheatvguy@gmail.com if you want to get in touch.

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