Originally Posted by morphrider
We bought one in the spring for the same reason. No gas smells. Sounds like it fits on there anyway. Maybe just strap it down good and leave rails off, or weld another lip to the outside of where the rails currently fit. That would give you an extra 4 inches easily I bet.
Granted we have the 218TD but I am sure decks are the same.
My husband was talking to a couple of his friends this afternoon and they essentially came up with the same idea to weld another lip.
Then, they thought about adding airbags and heavy duty shocks to help the suspension.
I think he gets it tied down pretty well, but the comfort level [for me] having the rails there is better.
Also, did you notice that the lip where the rails are inserted doesn't go back as close to the 'house' as you'd expect? We were hoping to get the UTV as close to the trailer axles as possible in order to get the weight off the tongue. Maybe with the change to the welded lip, they could bring it back further.
Even though I knew that the UTV would be driven up those narrow ramps, I hadn't envisioned watching him go up one side and being extra careful not to go off the other side while staying exactly on course with those fat tires.
Thanks for your input.