Recreational Trailer Features & Benefits

Recreational Trailer Features & Benefits

Featherlite recreational trailer benefitsExplore the benefits of Featherlite recreational trailers, which include motorcycle trailers, ATV trailers and snowmobile trailers.

All-Aluminum Construction

Featherlite trailers are made with all aluminum frame and skin. Steel is used only in the axles and the gooseneck as well as some rivets. Trailer owners report that aluminum trailers pull easier and allow for more payload capacity. Featherlites traditionally hold their value longer and, with just routine maintenance, resist rust and corrosion. Durable all-aluminum construction secures you many more miles of hauling.

Featherlite Advantage Flooring

Featherlite enclosed trailers 1610 and 1611 feature sturdy, moisture resistant Featherlite Advantage wood flooring. The Advantage wood floor won’t soak up water or warp like untreated plywood might. The floors of Featherlite’s motorcycle trailers and ATV trailers have a thermally fused protective liner underneath to better protect the cargo. 

PerfectFitTM System

The Featherlite PerfectFit System allows you to choose your ATV trailer, snowmobile trailer or motorcycle trailer your way. Your trailer will come with a number of standard features. However, you can opt to alter these features for a trailer more suited to you. In addition to standard features, you can add a mix of optional accessories to your trailer. Your Featherlite dealer will take you through a streamlined step-by-step process to discover the right trailer for you quickly and easily.

Pierce and Roll

The pierce and roll system is used in the construction of each Featherlite aluminum trailer. Used by airplane manufacturers, the pierce and roll system drives high strength rivets into the aluminum, but no hole fully pierces the roof’s skin. Instead a secure, water-resistant crown forms up and around the bottom of every rivet, reducing opportunities for water leakage. Standard riveting used by other companies can create hundreds of holes in the roof of an enclosed trailer where water can infiltrate if rivets or openings become worn.

Wiring Harness

On Featherlite trailers, all wires are bundled in a protective jacket, known as the Featherlite wiring harness. Wire harnesses provide a water-tight seal, protect against wire wear and tear and make connecting them easy. Without the harness, the individual wires would hang loose and unprotected. This is especially important for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to take their trailer into the wilderness.  Note: Models 1610 and 1610V don't include the wiring harness but use a protective jacket to the trailer body.

Roof Rail

You’ll find a sturdy 2" radius aluminum roof rail on Featherlite’s enclosed ATV trailers and motorcycle trailers. A 4" roof rail is standard on our Model 1648 snowmobile trailer. Featherlite roof rails are strong, and they look great too!


All Featherlite trailers meet federal safety standards.

Axles & Brakes

Featherlite has E-Z Lube axles and forward adjusting brakes as standard features on models with axles of 2.2K through 8K. The E-Z Lube axles make bearing lubrication quick and easy with an E-Z Lube cap that allows for easy access, extra protection and virtually no mess. Forward adjusting brakes adjust to proper clearances during travel allowing you to stop with confidence. It also eliminates the need for manual brake adjustments, saving you time and money.

Some features may not be standard on all models. See your Featherlite dealer.