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Hi all! I have a large snowmobile trailer that is too short to clear the height of the KRX, (and really too long in length) for what I will need. It's going up for sale. But I'm debating and open vs enclosed trailer for the new KRX. Anyone have a preference and why? Leaning towards enclosed for security when taking the KRX on trips (moab anyone?) but otherwise open is an option too.

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Open for me for a few reasons:

1). We get feet of snow every winter. Lost a camper from roof collapse two years ago.

2). Easier to power wash

3). Much cheaper. $1500 vs. ???

4). You have the coolest looking machine on the planet. Show that badassery off!

The two selling points on an enclosed are security, as you mentioned, and avoiding rock strikes on gravel roads.
 

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Mine is a open utility type with the drop down loading gate/ramp. Works great but I am planning on an enclosed for just that reason. When we go to Moab it would be nice to have it secured and out of sight. Also, some of the times we go to Moab, the I-70 weather can make a mess of things.
 

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I used the KRX cover on a 70 mile trip with a cross wind. The cotton padding ripped up and blew small clumps and shreds all over the machine, and the flapping cover also scuffed the plastic a bit. Won't do that again.
 

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I like enclosed, alot more expensive though. I dont need to worry about someone messing around with my ride I also store all my gear and if you store it off site good place for it for storage in the off season. It's my cheap man's toy hauler. 🙂
 

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I have an open trailer, but I think a closed trailer is a better choice. I pull mine behind my 5th wheel, so I'm trying to keep the weight down and a smaller surface to catch wind. I also often need to load up the atv on the trailer at the same time. This would require a large enclosed trailer.

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Don't think I can fit any more on my trailer. It was a little tail happy loaded like this, even with the nearly 800 lb. ATV on the front. Backed the KRX on for the drive home and it pulled perfectly.

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I have never pulled double like that. I’ve been looking for toy hauler 5th wheel camper, but I see alot of people doing that instead.
 

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I have been thinking about switching from my bumper pull camper and getting a smaller fifthwheel to do that also. Bet that is a fun trip up I-70.
 

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I have been thinking about switching from my bumper pull camper and getting a smaller fifthwheel to do that also. Bet that is a fun trip up I-70.
This was my plan when I bought my 5th wheel. I purposely bought a smaller (26.5') lightweight 5th wheel to make this setup feasible. I traded in a bumper pull toyhauler to buy this. Everything pulls just fine and the weights are good. Just have to pay attention when you pull off the road because there is no backing up.
 

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I have both open and enclosed. The open is for when multiple people go as I can haul 2 sxs easy and a couple atvs on the trailer and I get better fuel economy despite it weighing more as it’s less drag. It’s great for day trips also, and love being able to stop at the car wash for the initial hose off, or for fuel and not have to unload. The enclosed is when it’s just us meeting people where ever we are going or for over night trips. It’s 18ft with a 2foot v nose. 7.5ft interior height. I like being able to take the machine, tools, extra fuel, and what ever else we need and lock it up. Also if you go with a cab enclosure kit it’s nice to be able to leave it on while going down the road in the enclosed trailer. We also have enough room in ours that we can sleep in it with the krx if we decide to camp. It’s not ideal. But I will take sleeping in our enclosed trailer over a tent.
 

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Well the saga continues. Opinions wanted. I recently sold my enclosed (8.5 x18ft 5200lb axles) trailer as I received a offer on it that was more than I paid for it new and so I made a few dollars on it nothing spectacular. I plan to go to 35s and will need extra height in any enclosed trailer I buy. My dilemma is this. A fair amount of time I go, I haul more than one machine. I have a open 26ft gooseneck car hauler that works great for two units. How ever. We are stretching out and going farther from home now and sometimes up to 3 machines go but it’s rare that I need to haul 3. I have several people who have offered to buy the current 26ft gooseneck I have. I have contemplated buying a enclosed trailer that can at least haul two units or going big enough to haul 3 in a enclosed trailer and selling the gooseneck. Option two would be keeping the gooseneck for other things it gets used for a few times a year such as hauling tractors or other equipment and going with a enclosed trailer that can haul 2 machines with extra height.. Option 3 selling the gooseneck I have taking the money from both trailers and purchasing a open 36ft gooseneck Deck over hydraulic tilt. And then a small 7x14 open trailer for local stuff when it’s just me and going away from a enclosed trailer all together. I do love a enclosed for the options it provides for locking up the krx, keeping the machine out of the weather during transport and trips as well as all our gear and what ever else we need to take . Also love when I come home tired I don’t have to unload till morning if it’s late with the enclosed trailer. How ever I hate the dirt and mud I drag into it if the conditions are less than ideal, and fuel economy is always better with a open trailer as the drag is far worse than the weight for fuel economy.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts to the matter.

Also my tow rig has changed from a 2019 ram 3500 dually (CP4 issues) to a 2021 Chevy 2500 with a Duramax.
 

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Hi all! I have a large snowmobile trailer that is too short to clear the height of the KRX, (and really too long in length) for what I will need. It's going up for sale. But I'm debating and open vs enclosed trailer for the new KRX. Anyone have a preference and why? Leaning towards enclosed for security when taking the KRX on trips (moab anyone?) but otherwise open is an option too thanks
 
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