I have a 5 X 8 and unless you will never haul any more than your 4 wheeler, this is minimum. I have just enough room to have 4 wheeler and generator to my hunting camp. Now wish I got a 5 X 10. If only pulling 4 wheeler, 4 X 7 would suffice.
What year of foreman? 05-06 are 83 inches ( 7 foot ) long and 46.8 inches (4.o7 foot) wide. 04 and older are 77.3 in (6.4 foot) long and 45.3 (3.77 foot) wide. 5x7 will work for both, but why not get a little bit longer so you have room for more stuff? Remember longer is easer to back up and see while pulling.
i have a 98 full size chevy stepside that has a bed that is exactly 48" wide and has a 6' bed. With the aftermarket rims and tires, i have to force it in to the bed(width) and the only way you might get the tailgate to shut is to bust the back glass(dont laugh, it is not that hard to do)
Get the bigger one. I had a 4 footer and when I got my aluminum rims, they are a little bit offset. This makes them stick out more. I got it on the trailer without having to force it, but when the road got bumpy, I scratched the heck out of the edge of my rims. I now have a 5x10 and somewhat scratched up rims.....
here is a pic of the trailer me and my brother built.. it took us about 1.5 months. got 2 6klb axles under it, with S-10 rims.. can fit 4 honda foremans with rims and tires on it with out a problem, even got a weight distribution hitch so she pulls nice and smooth!
Wow, you went from one extreme to the other. You chose wisely. Backing up the larger trailer makes it worth it alone. Trying to back up my 5 X 8 trailer is trickey. I have backed up boat trailers for years with no problems, but with the short trailer, it becomes a tricky job. I have a utility trailer (very small) and pull with my Foreman. Backing up is almost impossible. Longer is always better. Looks great. Good luck with it, you did well. Congrats.
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