Can You Fit ATVs in Toy Hauler RVs? Here’s the Truth!


Do you have an RV and are planning to check out amazing cities where you can find scenic routes? If the answer is yes, then you are probably wondering how to take your ATV with you on your RV adventures. Here is where RV toy haulers come into play. Today I’ll explain all there is to know about RV toy haulers and if you can use them to haul ATVs.

ATVs will fit in toy hauler RVs. Toy Haulers are specially designed with a ‘garage’ space to accommodate recreational toys like ATVs. However, it’s essential to check the specific dimensions and weight capacity of the toy hauler to ensure a safe and proper fit for your ATV model.

Keep reading to find out the best ways to strap your ATV to an RV toy hauler. That’s not all. I’ll also share the top 20 most popular four-wheelers that fit in toy haulers.

The Basics: What Are Toy Hauler RVs?

yellow atv coming out of RV toy hauler

 

I’ll be honest. I was shocked the first time I saw someone bring their ATV to the trail with a toy hauler RV. The reason behind this is that I always used a trailer to haul my four-wheeler when I left for long road trips. Toy hauler RVs as basically an RV and transport vehicle rolled into one. Even though on the surface it might look like your typical RV that is designed for comfort on the road, it also has dedicated space (usually at the rear, just like a garage) for fitting “toys”. From big 2-person ATVs and motorcycles to jet skis and even small boats.

Beyond just storage, these spaces in Toy Hauler RVs are equipped with tie-downs, reinforced flooring, and often ramps for easy loading and unloading. What’s even more impressive is how the interiors of these haulers have improved over the years. Some newer models come with foldable furniture in the garage space, allowing it to convert into an additional living area when not hauling toys. This duality of purpose – leisure living and adventure gearing – makes toy haulers a top choice for many outdoor enthusiasts.

Can You Fit ATVs in Toy Hauler RVs?

Toy hauler RVs can easily fit ATVs. On average, an ATV can weigh between 350 to 800 pounds, with a width ranging from 40 to 50 inches. Considering that an RV toy hauler comes with a 14 ft garage (14’x7 – 8.5′), this means that you can fit up to two ATVs. Here are the key factors that you need to consider when it comes to fitting your ATV into a toy hauler:

  • Size & Space: Toy Hauler RVs are diverse, with some offering expansive storage areas. It’s essential to be aware of the dimensions of the hauler’s storage space to ensure your ATV fits comfortably.
  • Weight Capacity: Every Toy Hauler RV comes with a maximum load limit. Beyond your ATV’s weight, remember to account for other equipment or gear you might be bringing along.
  • Securing Your ATV: Safety is paramount. Once loaded, your ATV needs to be anchored securely to prevent any movement during transit. Thankfully, most Toy Haulers come equipped with built-in systems or offer specialized equipment to help with this.

The Average Dimensions of Toy Hauler RVs

Here are the average dimensions of toy hauler RVs. You can use this info to double-check if your ATV fits into one:

Average Dimensions of Toy Hauler RVs:

  1. Length: Toy hauler lengths can vary widely. Small toy haulers might be as short as 20 feet, while larger ones can extend beyond 40 feet. The most common lengths are in the 25 to 40-foot range.
  2. Width: Most toy haulers, like other RVs, have a width of about 8 to 8.5 feet. This doesn’t include slide-outs, which can add more width when extended.
  3. Garage Space: The dedicated toy hauling space or ‘garage’ in a toy hauler can typically range from 10 to 18 feet in length. This space dictates the size and type of “toys” you can bring along.
  4. Height: On average, the interior height of the garage space in a toy hauler is between 7 to 8 feet.

Weight Capacities:

  1. Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW): This refers to the toy hauler’s weight when it’s empty of water, propane, and personal cargo. For many toy haulers, the UVW ranges between 5,000 to 20,000 pounds, depending on the size and type of the RV.
  2. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): This is the maximum weight a toy hauler can safely handle, including its own weight plus cargo, liquids, and passengers. For many toy haulers, GVWR can be anywhere from 7,000 to 30,000 pounds.
  3. Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC): This is the amount of weight available for cargo after accounting for the RV’s own weight. In toy haulers, CCC can range from 2,000 to 6,000 pounds, although some larger models may offer more.
  4. Tongue or Pin Weight: This is the weight exerted on the hitch. For travel trailer toy haulers, the tongue weight is typically between 10% to 15% of the loaded trailer weight. For fifth wheel toy haulers, the pin weight is typically between 20% to 25% of the loaded trailer weight.

Popular ATV Models that Fit Into Toy Hauler RVs

stock photo of Polaris Sportsman 1000

Now, you might be wondering which ATVs are known to fit well in toy haulers. Here are 20 popular models and their measurements:

  1. Honda TRX 250X: 41.8 inches wide.
  2. Yamaha Raptor 700: 45.5 inches wide.
  3. Polaris Sportsman 450: 48 inches wide.
  4. Suzuki QuadSport Z400: 43.9 inches wide.
  5. Kawasaki Brute Force 300: 42.5 inches wide.
  6. Can-Am Outlander 450: 46 inches wide.
  7. Arctic Cat Alterra 300: 41.8 inches wide.
  8. Polaris Scrambler XP 1000: 48.6 inches wide.
  9. Yamaha Kodiak 450: 46.1 inches wide.
  10. Honda FourTrax Rancher: 47.4 inches wide.
  11. Can-Am Renegade X MR 1000R: 50 inches wide.
  12. Yamaha Grizzly EPS: 48.4 inches wide.
  13. Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi: 47.6 inches wide.
  14. Kawasaki Prairie 360: 47.4 inches wide.
  15. Arctic Cat MudPro 700: 50 inches wide.
  16. Polaris Phoenix 200: 42.5 inches wide.
  17. Yamaha YFZ450R: 48.8 inches wide.
  18. Suzuki QuadSport Z90: 34.4 inches wide.
  19. Kawasaki KFX50: 33.7 inches wide.
  20. Honda TRX90X: 35.2 inches wide

Do’s and Don’ts When Loading ATVs in Toy Hauler RVs

The process of loading your ATV into a Toy Hauler might seem straightforward, but it requires a good amount of care. Here are some expanded guidelines:

  • Do ensure that the ramp and loading area are clean. Debris can cause slippage and accidents.
  • Don’t attempt to load the ATV if the hauler is parked on an incline. Always find a level ground.
  • Do check the weight distribution. It’s essential for the safety and balance of both your ATV and RV.
  • Don’t forget to use wheel chocks to prevent unintentional rolling of the ATV during the loading process.
  • Do take breaks if you feel rushed or stressed. It’s better to take a little extra time than to make a costly error.

Alternatives to Toy Hauler RVs for ATV Transportation

While Toy Hauler RVs present a compelling option for transporting ATVs, they’re not the only game in town. Trailers designed specifically for ATVs are a popular choice. These are generally smaller, dedicated to the task, and can be towed by most vehicles. Some prefer flatbed trucks, especially if the transport distance is short. They offer an open design that’s easy for loading and unloading.

However, each of these options comes with its considerations. Trailers require separate storage, and you’ll need to factor in their own weight and maintenance. Flatbed trucks might not be as secure as enclosed options. While they all have their merits, Toy Hauler RVs shine in providing a comfortable living space combined with secure ATV storage – a home on the road with your favorite toy in tow.

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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