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Re: Trailer Suggestions
Depending on the unit, and shape/length of the ramps, things hanging down (such as, say, a mowing deck) can catch on the edge of the deck, where the ramps mount.
When I bought a 12' utility trailer, I got it with an 5' ramp (standard length is 4'), and I still had to remember to lift the mower deck of my zero-turn as it went on the trailer. And now that I've upgraded to an 18' car hauler, where the deck height is a little higher (IIRC 4" higher), I calculated it out, and made 6' ramps, so they would have the same angle as before.
For a deck-over trailer, that exacerbates the issue, as the deck is that much higher. I've also got a cab&chassis truck (probably just a little higher than a deckover), and for that, 8' ramps work for equipment I can push on, but I need to use 9' curved ramps to get the zero turn on (otherwise it can't get over the ramp/truck bed transition.
Oops, this is an answer to "What is the concern with pulling a "deck over" trailer", not ""What is the concern with pulling a "deck over" trailer with a GT or ATV"