Caliber Snowmobile Products Buying Guide

We carry a wide variety of Caliber snowmobile products that will completely change the way you use your trailer. Each of these products will increase the ease of which you load and unload your snowmobiles and other vehicles. They also add safety and protect your trailer, helping to maintain its value.

This is where you can find all the best accessories for your snowmobile trailer in one place. Get the information you need to buy only the products that make sense for your trailer and your specific setup.

I’ll add a picture and a brief description of each product and then a link for you to get even more information. Every link will take you to the product page on Caliber’s website where you can find more pictures, pricing, videos and general information.

Caliber snowmobile products buying guide

Caliber Snowmobile Products

“We develop products that address the ATV, snowmobile, and marine trailer markets. Our product line has grown to include a broad range of innovative products addressing the desires of power sports industry participants throughout the world.

Caliber is dedicated to producing the highest quality products and we stand behind them. All Caliber products carry a limited LIFETIME warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, and normal use breakage.

-Caliber

Click on each link to get all the details and to see each product’s video. All Caliber products are made in the USA!

TraxMat

The TraxMat provides great traction on your trailer for loading and unoading your snowmobile. It will protect your trailer floor from studs and the grooves on the bottom will prevent your trailer from rotting.

caliber snowmobile products

The Traxmat comes in two sizes: 54″ or 72″ long and has a lifetime warranty! Get the details watch the informational video by tapping the button below.

LowPro Grip Glides

This versatile product makes a lot of things possible. They make loading anything so much easier: snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, dirtbikes, snowbikes and motorcycles. But they were first made to prevent slips and falls on ramp doors and tilt beds.

There are quite a few sizing options here that start at $49.95. So check out all the ways the LowPro Grip Glides can improve your trailer.

LowPro Glides

Get the glides without the grip. This means that you can maneuver your sleds easier while still maintaining a space that’s easy to walk on and use for other things.

There’s a lot of sizing options here so you can tailor your order to fit your needs. Caliber’s website has a great configuration tool to determine what size products will fit your trailer the best. Check it out!

Poly Shield III

The Poly Shield is designed for tilt trailers and is made to protect your snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles from road debris and salt. It’s extremely durable even in the coldest temperatures. It’s simple to install with the tools you have at home and easy to take off when you don’t need it. Get the details by tapping the button below!

caliber snowmobile products: poly shield

Trax Grabber

This product is made for you to have traction when loading your snowmobiles. The strong and flexible material is guaranteed not to crack, break or wear out. It’s specifically designed to fit all tracks and can be easily modified to do so.

Flex Glides

One of the most versatile Caliber snowmobile products! The Flex Glides come in packs of 8 that can be divided up, and manipulated to fit your trailer and your specific setup. They act as a guide for your snowmobiles, improving your mobility during loading and unloading. You’ll notice in the picture below that these come in both high profile (next to the trailer wall) and low profile (tracks in the middle of the trailer.)

caliber snowmobile products: flexglides

Check them out and get them at Grandville Trailer!

There you have it.

Our favorite snowmobile trailer accessories from Caliber. If you didn’t see what you’re looking for, take a look at at some of the other parts and accessories that we carry right here. Some other popular products are the Weigh Safe hitch, WeatherTech floor mats and Curt brake controllers.

Give us a call at 616-538-2290 if you have any questions. We’re always happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Towing in the Snow Tips

Towing in the snow brings a new level of risk factors and requires the driver to be a bit more attentive. Regardless of the added weight and extra risks, it can still be done safely with these tips. After all, many of you rely on your trailer and equipment for your livelihood. And some of you have been looking forward to snowmobile season all year. (If that’s you, take a look at our new snowmobile trailers!)

Dangerous Conditions

Do you remember the massive car pile-up on 1-94? It happened in January of 2015 and there was a whopping 193 cars involved, shutting down the highway for two full days. With icy roads and low visibility, no one was able to see the pileup with enough time to slow down. By the time they saw the brake lights, it would be too late.

Michigan is the number one state for snow related accidents and fatalities. This is why it’s so important that we all take these steps to ensure safe roads- even when we’re not pulling a trailer.

I was very surprised to find that Texas comes tenth on the list, ranking before snowy stakes like Maine, Iowa, Nebraska and even North and South Dakota! A prime example of why it’s so important to be ready for the inevitable snow.

tips for towing in the snow

3 Tips For Towing in the Snow.

I’ll be honest. I’m not a fan of driving in the winter months. I lived out of state for a while and I did not miss all the snow. (Nothing beats a Michigan summer, though!) I know I should be used to it by now but I’d much rather stay home and wait for the roads to clear. But unless it’s a serious blizzard or polar vortex, schools and businesses stay open and life goes on.

You still need to get to work during the week and to your snowmobile trails on the weekend. We all need to be prepared for the snow. And with the added risk of pulling a trailer, it’s so much more important to be ready for the ice with these tips.

1. Use The Right Tires

When towing in the snow, your tires are the only thing on your vehicle that are in contact with the ice. Good tires are an obvious first priority. And if your truck or SUV loses control, your trailer will follow suit. So if you don’t have the means to place winter tires on both your vehicle and trailer, choose your vehicle first.

In these winter months, the colder air will lower the pressure in your tires. This can be dangerous. So keep an eye on your tires and learn what do in a tire blowout.

Keep in mind that your truck and your trailer require different types of tires. The tires on your truck are designed to accelerate, steer, and have traction on the road. Trailer tires are designed to be pulled and just go along for the ride. You should never used a trailer tire on a car or vise versa.

In addition to having the right tires, take the time to make sure your tow vehicle is ready for snow. Ensure that you have fluids with antifreeze, that your lights and breaks are working properly and that your snowbrush is ready to go.

2. Drive Slow

I know, you’ve heard this before. But it’s so important! Plan ahead and allow yourself plenty of extra time to arrive to your destination. Travel at a slow and manageable pace. Keep a good distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead of you and give yourself a lot of stopping distance. (So you don’t wind up in a situation like those on I-94)

AAA says that snowy conditions can lengthen your stopping time by up to 10 times.

Keep your turns slow and steady and try to avoid any rapid adjustments. Also, never use cruise control on wet or snowy roads.

3. Use a Brake Control

We highly, highly recommend making the small investment on a quality brake control. Specifically, the Curt Discovery Brake Controller. It’s automatic calibration and sensitivity adjustments make towing so much easier. It decreases your stopping distance which can make a world of difference when towing in the snow. Seriously guys, you won’t be disappointed if you add this accessory to your vehicle. The extra safety it provides is so worth it.

In addition to having a brake control, it’s a good idea to know your brake controller’s override. If you begin to lose control and the trailer starts to slide, the manual override will allow you to hit the trailers brakes straight from your controller.

If you drive smart through most slippery situations, you should be just fine on the roads. Unfortunately, there are moments when a sudden application of the brakes is necessary. In these moments, you may feel your trailer beginning to slide around. Don’t panic. Ease up on the brakes and steer into the slide to regain control.

4. Bonus Tip: Rinse Off The Salt

Sure, this doesn’t have anything to do with safety, but it’s still an important winter maintenance tip! You already know that salt can be damaging to your vehicle if it’s left on too long. It’s a good idea to get your vehicle washed whenever the temperatures are somewhere above the arctic grip of death . The same goes for your trailer. After a trip through the salty, slushy roads, give that baby a good rinse off to keep the salt from corroding it.

Well those are my four best tips for winter hauling. Stay safe on the roads this year! 2020 doesn’t need anymore upsets.

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